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GCSC Keynote Lecture Series

The GCSC Keynote Lecture Series is open to anyone interested in attending. To provide relevant topics for the diverse set of research interests pursued within the GCSC, the lectures in this series are positioned for an interdisciplinary spectrum of listeners and centred on current concepts, questions and theories within the study of culture. The lectures are oriented according to the research areas of the GCSC and deliver theoretical and methodological impulses.

See the Video-Blog to view these lectures. There you can also find past lectures and events. Here you can download the poster.


Winter Semester 2019 / 2020

Johanna Schaffer (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities

12.11.2019, 18-20, room 001, MFR

Schaffer

Professor for the Theory and Practice of Visual Communication at Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany

Main Research Interests

  • Political Dimensions of Aesthetic Processes

Pulications (selected)

  • With Dertnig, C.; Ferfoglia, S.; Holert, T.; Pichler, H.; Porsch, J.; Seibold, S. and Stockburger, A. (eds.): Troubling Research: Performing Knowledge in the Arts. Sternberg Press 2014.

  • “Formlos, wie Spucke”. In: Mader, R.: Radikal Ambivalent. Engagement und Verantwortung in den Künsten heute. Diaphanes 2014, 209-222.

  • With Mlangeni, S. and Bavyka, J.: “From the distance, closer: A conversation”. In: Mlangeni, S.: postapart/heid communities. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2014

Abstract

TBA

 


Rita Felski (University of Virginia)

Hooked: Art and Attachment

19.11.2019, 18-20, room 012, Alter Steinbacher Weg 44

Felski

Professor at the Department of English at the University of Virginia, USA

Main Research Interests

  • Comparative and Transnational Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Modernity and Postmodernity
  • Literary Criticism

Publications (selected)

  • With Anker, Elizabeth (ed.): Critique and Postcritique. Duke University Press 2017.
  • The Limits of Critique. University of Chicago Press 2015.
  • Literature after Feminism. University of Chicago Press 2003.

Abstract

My talk makes a case for “attachment” as a key word for the humanities. The word directs our attention to what carries weight: it has both affective and ethical force. Drawing on a range of examples, I discuss two important aesthetic ties: identification and attunement. Finally, I clarify how the language of attachment is relevant to pedagogy and to practices of interpretation in the classroom.

 


Mary Neuburger (University of Texas at Austin)

Meat Unpacked: Global Protein Narratives and the Making of a 20th century Bulgarian Bio-imaginary

03.12.2019, 18-20, room 001, MFR

Neuburger

Professor at the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Main Research Interests

  • Southeastern Europe

  • Urban Culture and Consumption

  • Gender and Nationalism

Publications (selected)

  • Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria. Cornell University Press 2015.

  • With Bren, Paulina (ed.): Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe. Oxford University Press 2012.

Abstract

This talk will explore the place of meat within the larger framework of global encounters between East and West, before and during the Cold War.  It will explore evolving connections (imagined and real) of meat—its mass production and regular consumption—to progress, and more pointedly, political and economic power. Consumption of meat expanded exponentially in the US, Europe and globally particularly after World War II, reflecting changes in commerce and taste, but also given new assumptions about the role of protein in twentieth century development narratives. Influential writings and polices grounded in the scientific community and international organizations like the League of Nations, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Health Organization posited that a lack of animal protein in “national” diets was both the cause and the effect of underdevelopment, which was tantamount to “hidden hunger” and even a global “protein crisis”. As the talk will explore, however, such notions competed with global counter-narratives grounded in bio-ethics, biopolitics, religious practice, and/or differing opinions within food science. Using the capacious concept of the bio-imaginary, I will explore how such narratives were appropriated and deflected in the course of 20th century Bulgarian history, before and under socialism. Bulgarians appropriated both pro- and anti-meat assumptions from global religious, scientific, and policy-minded thinkers. They also domesticated and contributed to this global conversation and set of practices in a range of locally grounded ways. This took on particular forms under socialism, when Soviet-dictated food ideology required an embrace of meat—as fortification for the socialist body, as well as nutritional and gastronomic proof of the superiority of the system’s utopian promise. Even then, anti-meat narratives emerged as part of the Bulgarian “thaw”.

 


Erin James (University of Idaho)

Narrative in the Anthropocene

10.12.2019, 18-20, room 001, MFR

James

Associate Professor at the Department of English at the University of Idaho, USA

Main Research Interests

  • Ecocriticism
  • Narrative Theory
  • Postcolonial Theory

Publications (selected)

  • “What the Plant Says: Plant Narrators and the Ecosocial Imaginary”. In: Vieira, P.; Gagliano, M. and Ryan, J. (eds.): The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature. University of Minnesota Press 2017[JK1] .
  • Storyworld Accord. Econarratology and Postcolonial Narratives. University of Nebraska Press 2015.
  • "Teaching the Postcolonial Ecocritical Dialogue." In: Garrard, G. (ed.): Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies. Palgrave Macmillian 2012.

Abstract

TBA

 


Wendy Bracewell (University College London) & Leyla von Mende (University of Jena)

(In)Sights on Europe from the (Near) East

28.01.2019, 18-20, room 001, MFR

Bracewell

Wendy Bracewell

Professor of South East European History at the University College London, UK

Leyle von Mende

Researcher in the DFG-funded research project “The press as a (trans-)local space of communication. Istanbul’s Arabic press, 1860s-1920s”

Main Research Interests

  • Travel Writing
  • Nationalism and Gender
  • Modern History and Historiography

Publications by Wendy Bracewell (selected)

  • With Drace-Francis, Alex (ed.). Balkan Departures: Travel Writing from Southeastern Europe. New York/Oxford: Berghahn 2009.
  • Orientations: An Anthology of East European Travel Writing., ca 1550-2000. Budapest: CEU Press 2009.
  • With Drace-Francis, Alex (ed.). Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe. Central European University Press 2008.

Publications by Leyla von Mende (selected)

  • „Necmeddīn ʿĀrif: Studying in Paris (Egypt, 1904/05)”. In: Bentlage, Björn; Eggert, Marion; Krämer, Hans Martin; Reichmuth, Stefan (eds.). Religious Dynamics under the Impact of Imperialism and  Colonialism. A Sourcebook. Leiden/Boston: Brill 2016, S. 160-171.
  • „Tahsīl rehberi as a Source for Both the Traveler and the Historian”. In: Agai, Bekim; Akyıldız, Olcay; Hillebrand, Caspar (eds.). Venturing beyond Borders. Reflections on Genre, Function and Boundaries in  Middle Eastern Travel Writing. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag 2013, S. 159-177.
  • „Europäisierungsmißstände“ um 1900. Eine Kurzgeschichte des osmanischen Schriftstellers Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu“. In: Themenportal Europäische Geschichte 2011. http://www.europa.clio-online.de/2011/Article=485.

Abstract

Accounts of travels from Western and Central Europe to Eastern Europe haven been an object of academic research for a rather long time. These travel accounts have played a significant role in the formation of “mental maps” as scholars have demonstrated with regard to notions of “Eastern Europe” (Wolff) and collective imaginations of the “Balkans” (Todorova) as well as cultural constructions of “Europe” more generally. Recent scholarship has drawn attention to dynamic identity formations in the context of these encounters and, more specifically, the role of perceptions of Europe from alternate viewpoints. While the perception of Germany in Russia has been studied (e.g. Kopelew), the perspectives from south eastern directions have received less scholarly attention so far. In our master class we will discuss perceptions of Western and Central Europe and specifically perceptions of South European states in the eyes of travellers from the Ottoman Empire and Turkey.