Women in German Studies (WIGS) 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University, 9-10 Nov 2018

orriginalpicturelogoGerman at Aston is proud to be hosting the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Women in German Studies subject association.

We have an exciting line-up of papers from all areas of German studies:

Friday 9 November

14:00-14:30       Registration

14:30-17:00 Postgraduate and ECR Workshop (Cadbury Room)

Post-PhD opportunities: getting published, applying for funding and more!

Alex Lloyd (Oxford): Academic Publishing: My Part in its Downfall 

Elisabeth Wielander (Aston): The Reluctant Academic 

Ellen Pilsworth (Reading): All You Need is Love [and good Time Management and a Self-Care Practice]

Lyn Marven (Liverpool): Open Access Publishing and Modern Languages Online (MLO) 

Mary Boyle (Maynooth): Applying for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships

17:00-17:30       Coffee Break

17:45          Welcome

18:00      Prize-giving: Postgraduate Essay Prize & First Book Proposal Prize

20:00    Conference Dinner at The Lost & Found, Bennetts Hill

 

Saturday 10 November

9.30-10.30  Parallel Panels (1/2)

Panel 1 – Early Modern (10th Floor, NX02)

Mary Boyle (Maynooth): Women’s Reception of the Nibelungenlied at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century

Alexandra Lloyd (Oxford): “Lieblingsrose historischer Gärtner!”: Joan of Arc in the German Literary Imagination

Panel 2 – Illness and Social Norms (Cadbury Room)

Nina Schmidt (FU Berlin): Beyond the Personal: The Social Critique of German Graphic Medicine 

Katherine Stone (Warwick): #RegrettingMotherhood in Germany: Between Societal Taboo and Feminist Protest

10:30-11:00       Coffee

11:00-12:00       Panel 3

Panel 3 – Literature and Politics (Cadbury Room)

Sarah Colvin (Jesus College, Cambridge): Can the incarcerated subaltern speak – and who’s listening? The problem of prisoner knowledge 

Allyson Fiddler (Lancaster): Marlene Streeruwitz: Punctuation, Politics, and Theatricality

12:00-13:00 – Keynote Lecture (Cadbury Room)

Elizabeth Boa (Nottingham): Changing times – changing my mind?: feminism, ecocriticism, identity politics

13:00-14:00       Lunch (Cadbury Room)

14:00-15:00    AGM

15:00-16:30   Parallel Panels (4/5)

Panel 4 – Identity and Otherness (Cadbury Room)

Maren Rohe (Birmingham): Perceptions of Germany in Poland – evidence from narrative interviews with Warsaw university students

Heike Krüsemann (Reading): Language learning motivation and the discursive representation of German in UK school settings and the press 

Hilary Potter (Leeds): Otherness? On the intersections of identity

Panel 5 – Genre (10th Floor, NX02)

Stephanie Homer (IMLR, London): The resilience of the Kindertransport refugee 

Mary Ikoniadou (Manchester Metropolitan): Brechtian dialectics on the design layout of an illustrated magazine in the GDR

Abbey Rees-Hales (Birmingham): “With quite unrestrained female indiscretion”: Charlotte Berend, Anita Berber and the graphically-graphic body

To register as delegate for the conference, please go to the Aston University Online Store

 

 

German@Aston at LLAS Conference

From 4-5 July, the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) hosts their annual conference in Edinburgh. This year’s theme is “Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education”. This is of course a topic very close to German@Aston’s heart and two of our colleagues, Elisabeth Wielander and Dr Claudia Gremler, will be there to give papers and to live-tweet from the conference.

Elisabeth will be sharing first results from her PhD project on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), a teaching method which is applied widely here at Aston, where almost all teaching takes place in the target language, and Claudia will speak about the educational benefits of student video production projects for foreign language learning.

The full conference programme can be downloaded here.