5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies, Sept. 24

5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies, Sept. 24

University of Toronto, September 24th, 2016
Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

PROGRAM (download here)

from 9:30 onward: Registration and light breakfast

10:00 Welcome
Ulrike Kugler, Christine Lehleiter, Paul M. Malone, Barbara Schmenk (Organizing Committee)

10:20 – 10:50 Contrasting manuscripts: underlying differences paving the way for new perspectives
Anna Kamoulina (University of Toronto)
10:50- 11:20  Radical Redefinition
John M. Evjen (University of Alberta)

11:20 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00 A treacherous narrative perspective: the mediation of trauma in Kafka’s “Ein Hungerkuenstler”
Ella Wilhelm (University of Toronto)

12:00 – 12:30 Die Darstellung der Neuen Frau
Madison Cleary (University of Toronto)

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:30 Identity and the complexity of guilt in World War II in postmodern representations
Esther Hein (University of Winnipeg)
2:30 – 3:00 The role of memory in Germany and the memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe
Virginia Shewfelt (Memorial University)

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break

3:30 – 4:00 Not just sausages and beer. The demise of the traditional German diet and why Germany has the highest number of obese citizens in the European Union.
Ray Illsley (University of Victoria, BC)

4:00 – 4:30 Closing remarks

5:30 Reception and Dinner

Colloquium organizing committee:
Ulrike Kugler, Goethe-Institut Toronto
Christine Lehleiter, University of Toronto
Paul M. Malone, University of Waterloo
Barbara Schmenk, University of Waterloo

We would like to thank our partners:
Goethe-Institut // Munk School of Global Affairs // Waterloo Centre for German Studies // Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Toronto