GSAI Virtual Conference Programme (26th Feb)

9.30Welcome from the Austrian Ambassador H. E. Dr. Thomas Nader and the German Ambassador H. E. Deike Potzel
10.00 – 11.30Panel 1 – Alternative Perspectives on German Reunification (Chair: Leila Essa)
Joseph Twist (UCD) – Brown Spectres in the Black Spring: The Fall of the Wall and Memory Debates in Zafer Şenocak’s ‘Berlin vor dem schwarzen Frühling’ 
Meryem Choukri (Warwick) – Archives of Resistance: Feminist Alliances of Women of Color in Germany
Stephan Ehrig (UCD) – ‘It’s not the GDR, it’s the 90s that created an East German identity’: East Germans Reclaiming and Shifting Perspectives on 1989/90 (and beyond)
11.30-12.00Break
12.00-13.30Panel 2 – Current Irish Research (Chair: Jürgen Barkhoff)
Rachel MagShamhráin (UCC) – A Kleist of One’s Own: Kleist’s Sister
Sandra Aline Wagner (MIC) – Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror in the German pen-and-paper game FHTAGN
Caitríona Ní Dhúill (UCC) – Reading Austrian Literature in the Anthropocene
13.30-15.00Break
15.00-16.00AGM
16.00-17.00Virtual Launch of Germanistik in Ireland, Vol. 15 (2020): Zeitgenossenschaft/Contemporaneity by Anne Fuchs

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