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European Summer School in Cultural Studies 2009

The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises

August 17 - 21, 2009 in Copenhagen

PROGRAM

MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009

9:30   Shuttle service from the Hotel Opera

 

Venue:

Carlsberg Academy

Gamle Carlsberg Vej 15

DK-2500 Valby

 

10:15  Welcome

10:30 - 13:00  Ursula Heise: Slow Disaster: Species Extinction and the Modern Imagination

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 17:00  Group sessions

 

GROUP 1, SESSION 1

Chair: Kristin Veel

Associate moderators: Catherine Perret, Steven Connor

  • Kasper Frederiksen: Instead of the Past, the Future! - on Sorelian Myth and the Catastrophic Politics of Futurism 1909-1914
  • Maria Finn: The Escape from the Spectacle
  • Kirsten Pohl: Leisure Catastrophes - Forms of Crises in Computer Games

GROUP 2, SESSION 1

Chair: Karsten Meyhoff

Associate moderator: Knut Ove Eliassen

  • Hans Christian Post: Past Futures and Future Pasts
  • Timothy Ivision: Planning by Fire: A Catastrophist History of London Urbanism from the Great Fire to the Blitz

GROUP 3, SESSION 1

Chair: Carsten Meiner

Associate moderator: Jaap Kooijman

  • Peter Ole Pedersen: The Never Ending Catastrophe
  • Alexandra Brown: Imag(in)ing the Future in Geert Wilders' Fitna
  • Jenifer Chao: Cosmopolitan and Flamboyant: The 9/11 Public Enemy and the Subversive Imaginary
  • Christine Schwanecke: "Turning Points and Falling Bodies": Literary Investigations into the Cultural Life of the Catastrophe of 9/11 and its Aftermath

GOUP 4, SESSION 1

Chair: Isak Winkel Holm

Associate moderator: Isabel Gil

  • Alex Mackintosh: Kunst macht frei: Misrepresenting the Holocaust in Jake and Dinos Chapman's Hell

  • Agus Soewarta: Adorno's Idea of Art as the Revelation of a Permanent and Universal Catastrophe

  • Lily Ford: The Angel of History: A Fantasy Figure of Witness and Record
  • Preeta Nilesh: Bollywood and the Gujarat Riots of 2002: Cultural Images in Films

18:00  Dinner

20:00  Concert: Trio Ismena

21:30  Shuttle service to the Hotel Opera

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009 

9:30   Shuttle service from the Hotel Opera

Venue:

Carlsberg Academy

Gamle Carlsberg Vej 15

DK-2500 Valby

10:15 - 12:30  Group sessions

 

GROUP 1, SESSION 2

Chair: Kristin Veel

Associate moderators: London, Catherine Perret

  • Martin Zierold: Managing Crises and Catastrophes: The Commercialization and Professionalization of Media Scandals

  • Maciej Maryl: Luddites and Vandals: New Communication Technologies as Cultural Catastrophes

  • Deniz Yenimazman: Form Follows Fiction. On the Cultural Appropriation of Crises via Media Technology

GROUP 2, SESSION 2

Chair: Karsten Meyhoff

Associate moderator: Knut Ove Eliassen

  • Toni Lahtinen: A Change of Weather in Children's Fiction. Environmentalism and Activism in Finnish Children's Literature
  • Maja Krajnc: Death in the Land of Encantos
  • Gladys Pak Lei Chong: A Catastrophe Came to Rescue

GROUP 3, SESSION 2

Chair: Carsten Meiner

Associate moderator: Jaap Kooijman

  • Thomas Bjørnsten Kristensen: Describing and Resounding Catastrophe
  • Dan Hassler Forest: Arma-Get-‘Em While They're Hot: The Apocalypse in the Post 9/11 Blockbuster
  • Diana Gonçalves: September 11 and the Disruption of Singularity

GROUP 4, SESSION 2

Chair: Isak Winkel Holm

Associate moderator: Isabel Gil

  • Anna Lyubivaya: Bombing of Dresden: Rethinking the National Trauma in the City Museum of Dresden
  • Suren Manukyan: Diaries of Armenian Genocide Survivors and Memory of Great Catastrophe (Metz Eghern)
  • Jessica Ortner: The Literary Language "After Auschwitz" of Elfriede Jelinek

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30 - 15:00  Jaap Koiijman: 9/11 and Beyond: Academic Responses to September 11, 2001

15:30 - 17:00  Isabel Gil: The Transparency of Disaster? Ernst Juenger's Photo Books

 

Evening off

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009 

Venue:

The Royal Danish Academy of Arts

Kongens Nytorv 1

DK-1050 København K

 

10:00 - 12:00  Art presentation: Superflex

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch 

14:00 - 17:00  Workshops: Text discussions, free of choice

I Vera Nünning and Ansgar Nünning: Cultural Memory. Readings: 

  • Julian Barnes: "Shipwreck", A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Chapter 5.

II Frederik Tygstrup: Biopolitics, Governmentality. Readings:

  • Michel Foucault: Security, Territory, Population. Lectures at the Collège de France 1977-1978, trans. Graham Burchell (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2007), ch. 1.

III Joyce Goggin: Disaster Capitalism. Readings:

  • Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. London: Penguin, 2007, Intro section 1 and Part 5. 
  • Rozario, Kevin. The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), Intro Chapter 1 and 5 Epilogue

 

18:00  Dinner

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009

Venue:

The Royal Danish Academy of Arts

Kongens Nytorv 1

DK-1050 København K

9:30 - 11:00  Knut Ove Eliassen: The Catastrophic Turn; From the Literary History of the Catastrophic

11:30 - 13:00  Ansgar Nünning: Metaphors Shaping Cultures of Crises, or: The Value of Metaphor Theory for the Study of Culture

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 17:00  Group sessions

GROUP 1, SESSION 3

Chair: Kristin Veel

Associate moderators: Steven Connor, Catherine Perret

  • Tamara Brzostowska-Tereszkiewicz: Neocatastrophic Theories of Cultural Evolution
  • Anikó Hankovszky: The Aesthetics of Catastrophe - Edmund Burke on Sympathy and Horror
  • Øystein Tvede: The End of the Universe and the Question of Form - The Phantom of Thermal Death and its Influence on Paul Valéry
  • Pietro Bianchi: Is the Image of a Catastrophe a Real Catastrophe? Lacan, the Real and the Problem of the Representation of a Catastrophe

GROUP 2, SESSION 3

Chair: Karsten Meyhoff

Associate moderator: Knut Ove Eliassen

  • Dominik Schrey: Swan Songs and Cosy Catastrophes: The Notion of Hope in Recent Post-Apocalyptic Films
  • Rens van Munster: Fantasies of Security: Imagining Catastrophic Futures in Cold War and the War on Terror
  • Alberto Brodesco: "Nobody came, nobody settled, nobody shopped". When the World Ends in a Mall: Dawn of the dead, The Wild Blue Yonder, Wall(e)

GROUP 3, SESSION 3

Chair: Carsten Meiner

Associate moderator: Jaap Kooijman

  • Geesa Tuch: Memory Prostheses and Catastrophes: On the Return of 1950s Filmic Forms in the Current German Historical Film
  • Caroline Rothauge: The Spanish Civil War as a Catastrophe: A Common Interpretation and its Possible Alterations in Contemporary Audiovisual Media
  • Noam Leshem: The Spatial Afterlife of Catastrophe
  • Kari J. Brandtzæg: The Role of the Political in Formulating a Cultural and Aesthethical Practice Between Two World Wars

GROUP 4, SESSION 3

Chair: Isak Winkel Holm

Associate moderator: Isabel Gil

  • Ramil Gayfullin: The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises among Romani people of Uzbekistan
  • Andrej Sprah: Catastrophe, documentary and limits of representation
  • Olivier Nyirubugara: Memory Crisis: What Rwandans Remember and Forget
  • Zeynep Kocer: "The Hood Event" and the Reception of Kurtlar Vadise: Irak Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, 2006) in Turkey and in Europe

Evening off


 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 

Venue:

University of Copenhagen Amager, room: 27.0.09

Karen Blixens Vej 1

DK-2300 Copenhagen S

10:00 - 12:00  Group sessions

GROUP 1, SESSION 4

Chair: Kristin Veel

Associate moderators: Steven Connor, Catherine Perret

  • Ulla Kallenbach: ‘Troubled with Thick-Coming Fancies': Macbeth and the Crisis of Imagination
  • Violaine Chavanne: The Action of the Theater According to Brecht and Artaud: The Energy of the Catastrophe and the Productivity of the Crisis
  • Dona Imola: Novels of crisis by Sándor Márai

GROUP 2, SESSION 4

Chair: Karsten Meyhoff

Associate moderator: Knut Ove Eliassen

  • René Dietrich: "The Dreadful Has Already Happened": After Life and Beyond Catastrophe in Mark Strand's Post-Apocalyptic Poetry
  • Marcella Rosi: The Last man on Earth: Richard Matheson's contribute to the Cinema of Apocalypse
  • Josef Teichmüller: "The plagues that none can flee" - The Expectation of Apocalypse in the Poetry of New England Transcendentalism

GROUP 3, SESSION 4

Chair: Carsten Meiner

Associate moderator: Jaap Kooijman

  • Annette Jansen: Coping with Human Cruelty: Humanitarian Interventions as a Cultural Response
  • Sarah Joshi: The Excess of Kali Yuga: Repetition, Remembrance and Longing
  • Astrid Brigitta Matron: More Than Representing the Crisis. Park Chan-Wooks JSA - Joint Security Area as a Particular Way of Coping with Korean Reality

GROUP 4, SESSION 4

Chair: Isak Winkel Holm

Associate moderator: Isabel Gil

  • Katarzyna Kuczma: The Darkness Surrounds Us - Paul Auster's Narrative of Crisis in Oracle Night and Man in the Dark
  • Bálint Kovács: Moments of catastrophe in the writings of Alfred Döblin and the rebirth of society after Second World War
  • Vibeke M. Viestad: Changes in Material Culture and Ethnic Expressions. A Historical Archaeological Study of the San Dress During the Colonisation of the Cape Region in South Africa

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

13:00 - 14:30  Catherine Perret: The New Flesh

15:00 - 16:00  Final session

16:00 - 18:00  Evaluation

20:00  Banquet

Restaurant BioMio

Halmtorvet 19
1700 København V