Toronto German Graduate Conference, May 8-9, 2023

Toronto German Graduate Conference, May 8-9, 2023

Location: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N.
Due to maintenance needs the conference will take place in the Combination Room at 6 Hoskin Ave on Monday only. We will be in room 208N as planned on Tuesday.

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10am: Arrival and Coffee

10.15: Opening remarks

10.30am: Keynote: “Mein Name ist Ausländer.” Semra Ertan and the Poetics of BIPOC Past and Futurities in Post-War Germany. Prof. Azadeh Sharifi, German, UofT

12pm: Catered Lunch

1pm: Workshop: What’s next: Unlocking Academic Careers and Post-docs. Prof. Shami Ghosh, Medieval Studies, UofT

2.30pm: Coffee Break

2.45-3.45pm: Time and Intercultural Ties in Medieval Literature

  • Mittelalterlicher Orientalismus? Somaia Mostafa, German, UofT
  • The Perception of Time in Middle High German and Classical Japanese “Tagelieder” Poems. Jing-Yi Yang, Medieval Studies, UofT

Evening: Optional Presenters’ Dinner


10.15am: Arrival and Coffee

10.30am: Shaping temporalities

  • Time as Narrative Structure—How the Conception of Love Shapes the Course of Time in Middle High German Romances.Julia Lorenz, German, Oxford
  • Hegel on Goethe’s Faust: Philosophy’s “Grey in Grey.” Dylan Shaul, Philosophy, UofT
  • The Ineffable “Now.” ChatGPT and the Messiah That Was Missed. Anne-Marie Fowler, Religion, UofT

12pm: Catered Lunch

1pm: Present Identities

  • Now Is All That Matters: The Multiple Worlds of Artur Daniel Liskowacki’s Eine kleine and Olga Tokarczuk’s Dom dzienny, dom nocny. (online) Olga Grochowska, Polish, Oxford
  • The Self in Search for a Better Future in 21st Century German Film. Francis Bristow, German, Oxford

2pm: Closing Remarks