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Programme

23-25 November 2017, TU Dortmund University

IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum)

Thursday, 23 November 2017

from 12 noon Registration
13.00 – 15.00 Meeting of the Board and Advisory Council of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures
15.00 – 17.30 Postgraduate Forum
18.00 – 18.45 Opening: Welcome Addresses and Britcult Award
18.45 – 19.45 Keynote I: Grant Farred (Cornell University): "Negativity – Separation – Subject: The Body of Politics"
20.30 – 22.00 Conference Warming (Kumpel Erich, Kreuzstr. 87, 44137 Dortmund, www.kumpel-erich.de)

Friday, 24 November 2017

9.00 – 10.30 Panel 1: The Body Politic, Economy, History
  • Anne Enderwitz (FU Berlin): "Mercantilist Bodies: Consumption, Commerce and the Body Politic"
  • Natalie Roxburgh (Siegen): "Depoliticizing the Body Politic: Form, Distinterestedness, and Latour's 'Constitution'"
  • Joanna Rostek (Gießen): "Bodies in Labour: The Female Body and Classical Political Economy"
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee Break, incl. launch of student poster presentations
11.15 – 12.15 Panel 2: Skin and Tactility in the 19th Century
  • Ariane de Waal (Innsbruck): "'Skin-Tight Politics': Bodily Boundaries in 19th-Century Britain"
  • Monika Class (Mainz): "George Eliot's Tactile Encounters in Felix Holt, the Radical"
12.15 – 13.45 Lunch Break

Meeting of the Editors, Editorial Committee and Advisory Board of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures

13.45 – 15.15 Panel 3: Utopian Versus Monstrous Bodies
  • Robert Troschitz (Dresden): "Perfect Worlds Need Perfect Bodies"
  • Gero Guttzeit (Gießen): "Invisible Monsters: Political Recognition, Monstrous Bodies, and Processes of Invisibilisation"
  • Anna Berger (Tübingen): "Guilty Desire: The Male Sexual Body in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian Period"
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 16.45 Keynote 2: Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University): "Deportable and Disposable Lives: Brexit and the Expulsive Power of the Illiberal State"
17.00 – 19.00 General Meeting
20.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner (Marples in der Alten Mühle, Roßbachstr. 34, 44369 Dortmund, marples-dortmund.de)

Saturday, 25 November 2017

9.00 – 10.30 Panel 4: Food and Consumption
  • Christian Huck (Kiel): "Eating Bodies and the Question of Control"
  • Pia Balsmeier(Köln): "Parasites, Cannibals, Predators: The Exploitation and Consumption of Bodies in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas"
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Panel 5: Automata and Cloned Bodies
  • Philip Jacobi (Passau): "Dreaming of Electric Women: The Politics of the Gynoid Body"
  • Sabrina Sontheimer (LMU München): "The Representation of Cloned Bodies in Contemporary Films"
12.30 – 13.15 Short Lunch Break
13.15 – 14.45 Panel 6: Marked, Violated, and Ascetic Bodies
  • Katharina Engel (Bonn): "'You drew blood with your sword-pen-gun': Tattooing in Patience Agbabi's Poetry"
  • Christian Lenz (Dortmund): "Darkness in Pornotopia: The Raped Body at the Contested Threshold between Fantasy and Reality"
  • Johannes Schlegel (Göttingen): "Ascetic Bodies and the Care of the Self in Contemporary Culture"
15.00 End of Conference