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February 22-24, 2008
Internationales Abschlusssymposium

(Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg, An der Universität 2, Room 025)


Friday, February 22


16:00-16:30 Opening of the Conference

Welcome Addresses:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Godehard Ruppert (President of Bamberg University )

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Marx (Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Cultural Studies)

Dr. Isabel Karremann and PD Dr. Anja Müller (Organizers)

16:30-18:00 Plenary Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Felicity Nussbaum ( Los Angeles ): "Owning Identity: The Eighteenth-Century Actress and Theatrical Property"

c. 19:30 Conference Warming


Saturday, February 23


Section II: "Public Negotiations: Observation, Performance and Recognition of Identities

9:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture:

Prof. em. Dr. Uwe Böker ( Dresden ): "Sites of Discourse, Identities, and the Concept of the Public Sphere"

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Project Presentations:

Dr. Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos (Chemnitz/Dresden): "Constructions of Political Identity: The Example of Impeachments"

Dr. Christian Huck ( Erlangen ): "Mediating Identities: The Public Sphere, Mass Media, Fashion and the Identity of the Individual"

Prof. Dr. Anette Pankratz ( Bochum ): "Constructing Identity in 17th- and 18th-Century Theatre and Drama: Dual Publics and Asymmetrical Inclusion"

Response Prof. Dr. Günter Lottes ( Potsdam )


12:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Section II: "Literature and the Discursive Constructions of Identities"

14:00-15:00 Plenary Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Ogée ( Paris ): "Sterne's Yorick"

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:30 Project Presentations:

Dr. Isabel Karremann (Frankfurt/Munich): "Masculinity Found and Lost: The Double Mediality of Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year "

Prof. Dr. Franz Meier (Braunschweig): "Prototypes of Sentimentalism and Pornography: Gender Identity in Pamela and Fanny Hill "

PD Dr. Anja Müller ( Bamberg ): "Identifying an Age-Specific Literature for Children, 1689-1789"

PD Dr. Katharina Rennhak ( Munich ): "Paratexts and the Construction of Author Identities: The Preface as Threshold and Thresholds in the Preface."

Response Prof. Dr. Rainer Emig ( Regensburg )


c. 19:00 Conference Dinner


Sunday, February 24


Sunday Section III: "Topographical Constructions of Identity”

9:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Baudino ( Lyons ): "Topography and Aesthetics: Mapping the British Identity in Painting"

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Project Presentations:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka ( Bamberg ): "The Medialisation of Democratic Identity in Literary, Political and Legal Culture, 1789-1832"

Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer ( Koblenz ): "The Panoramic Gaze: the Control of Illusion and the Illusion of Control"

Dr. Sigrid Rieuwerts ( Mainz ): "Re(Constructing) Collective Identity in Literature and Landscape of the Eighteenth Century"

Response PD Dr. Christoph Heyl (Frankfurt)


12:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:00 Concluding Plenary Discussion; End of Symposium


We wish to thank our sponsors:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs der Universität Bamberg

Universitätsbund Bamberg

Fakultätsfrauenbeauftragte (SpLit) der Universität Bamberg



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Dr. Anja Müller
An der Universität 9
D-96045 Bamberg

Phone: +49 951 863 2175
E-Mail: Please send your requests using the section "General and Organisational Requests" on our Contact form.

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