Location: All events take place in the Anderson Center for the Arts Reception Room

Friday, April 29, 2011

8:15 a.m.

8:40 a.m.
Remarks by Don Nieman, Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, and Harald Zils, Department of German and Russian Studies

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Teaching the Masterpiece as Part of Cultural Competency
Sarah Schackert, Philipps-Universität Marburg,  “Literatur und interkulturelle Kompetenz – Ein Beitrag zur Kanondebatte im FSU“
Astrid Weigert, Georgetown University, “Isn’t It Romantic? – Gender and Canonicity on the Undergraduate Level”
Neil Christian Pages, Binghamton University, “’Effi geht voll ab’: Teaching German Cultural History Through the Novel”
Moderator: Karina von Tippelskirch, Syracuse University

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“Was macht das Meisterwerk zum Meisterwerk?”
Harald Zils, Binghamton University, “Meister des Augenblicks”
Eckhard Kuhn-Osius, Hunter College, CUNY, “Why a Masterwork? Goethe’s ‘Erlkönig’ and His Brothers“
Nicholas Theis, University of Pennsylvania, “Groundwork for the Meisterwerk: Bodmer’s Design for Klopstock’s Messias
Moderator: Neil Christian Pages, Binghamton University

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.          
"DAAD funding opportunities for faculty and students"
(Presentation by Elena Mancini, DAAD New York)

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Karl Ivan Solibakke, Syracuse University, “Meisterwerke: Jelinek (über-)trifft Velazquez“
Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College, “Three Masterpieces and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Schnitzler’s Leutnant Gustl, Wagner’s Lohengrin, and Mendelssohn’s Paulus-Oratorium
Elena Mancini, DAAD New York, “Magnus Hirschfeld’s The Homosexuality of Men and Women: An Unrecognized Masterpiece”
Moderator: Harald Zils, Binghamton University

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Medieval Masterpieces
Rachael A. Salyer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “keiner slahte minne: A Quest Fulfilled and a Love Unconsumated in the M.H.G. ‘Spielmannsepik’ Orendel
Thomas Kerth, Stony Brook University, “König Rother: A Structural Masterpiece”
Rosmarie T. Morewedge, Binghamton University, “Herzog Ernst: a Masterpiece of Medieval Narration”:
Moderator: Harald Zils, Binghamton University

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Colloquium Keynote: The Larry Wells Memorial Lecture
Katherine Arens, Professor of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
“German Studies' Lehrjahre:
Masterpieces as Cognitive Apprenticeships in Cultural Studies”

Introductory Remarks: Rosmarie Morewedge, Department of German and Russian Studies, Binghamton University


8:00 p.m.
Dinner for all registered Colloquium participants
at P.S. Restaurant, 100 Rano Blvd, Vestal, NY (Dinner is included in the registration fee; cash bar)

Saturday, April 30, 2010

8:00 a.m.
Hot Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sarah M. Goeth, Binghamton University, “Visuelle Metaphern in den Gedichten Rilkes“
Julia Ludewig, Binghamton University, “Metaphern aus linguistischer Sicht”
Kerstin Petersen, Binghamton University, “Metaphern bei Rainer Maria Rilke - Vorschläge zur Vermittlung im DaF-Unterricht”
Moderator: Harald Zils, Binghamton University

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Mary C. Boldt, York College of Pennsylvania “Translation, Special Needs, and Language Mastery”
Annemarie Fischer, Binghamton University, “The Storyteller's Politics and the Pursuit of Literacy. Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser/The Reader
Moderator: Neil Christian Pages, Binghamton University

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mmmmmm... A Masterpiece!
Andrea Dortmann, New York University, “M Stands for Murderous Masterpieces: E.T.A. Hoffmann’s René Cardillac encounters Fritz Lang’s Hans Becker” 
Oliver C. Speck, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Mastering a Medium: Fritz Lang’s M
Moderator:  Ingeborg Majer-O’Sickey, Binghamton University

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Boxed Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Colloquium Workshop with Katherine Arens
“Following on my keynote speech, the workshop will address in theory and practice what it means to set literacy goals for curricula, furthering the goals of cultural studies. I will introduce ACTFL's Standards for Foreign Language Learning as a framework within which new curricula can be developed, sequenced in reference to cognitive difficulty and proposed domains of cultural knowledge to be presented to the students. The goal of this presentation is to exemplify what is at stake in new course and curricular design, and to argue for the urgent need to reconceive what we teach and how students learn.”                                                                                            
- Katherine Arens


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For questions, please contact Neil Christian Pages or Harald Zils.