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Symposium Program: Managing Time, Mediating Modernity: Temporality, Mass Culture, and the Avantgarde, 1880-1920, 22 & 23 February 2019

All events take place in room 703

(7th floor, Hochhaus, Conti-Campus, Königsworther Platz 1)

Click here to download a pdf of the program. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

9:00 h Registration

9:30 h Panel 1: Mass Cultural Self-Reflection (Chair: Felix Brinker)

“Mass Culture Writing (About) Itself: Modern Periodical Culture and the Dispositif of Distraction.” 

Ruth Mayer, Leibniz Universität Hannover

10:30 h Coffee Break

10:45 h Panel 2: Fragments, Wholes, Novelties, Avantgardes (Chair: Felix Brinker)

“Assembling the Fragments.” 

Rieke Jordan, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

“On or About February 1913, Not That Much Changed, After All: The New York Armory Show, American Exhibition Culture, and the Modern Management of Novelty.” 

Florian Groß, Leibniz Universität Hannover

12:15 h Lunch 

14:30 h Panel 3: Advertising Modernity (Chair: Florian Groß)

“Telephonic Time(s), 1910-1918: AT&T, Advertisements, and Managerialist Modernity.”

Martin Lüthe, Freie Universität Berlin

“Saturday Night is Tub Night: Civilizing the Child in Alice Beach Winter’s Visual Narratives of Mother- and Childhood, 1880-1920.”

Annabel Friedrichs, Leibniz Universität Hannover

16:00 h Coffee Break

16:30 h Panel 4: German Avantgardes, Transatlantic Echoes (Chair: Ruth Mayer)

“Temporalities of the Man-Machine: Siegfried Kracauer’s Modernist Metaphysics in ‘Die Reise und der Tanz.’"

Lilean Buhl, Leibniz Universität Hannover

“Montages of Modernity. Correlations between the Aesthetics of Magazines, Literature, and Cinematography in the Weimar Republic.”

Marcus Krause, Universität zu Köln

18:00 h Reception

20:30 h Dinner

Saturday, 23 February 2019

10:00 h Panel 5: Literary and Theological Engagements with Modern Times (Chair: Anna-Lena Oldehus)

“From The Christian Oracle to The Christian Century: Avant-garde Preaching and Protestant Mass Media.” 

Philipp Reisner, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

“The Promise of Drug Use and Modernity: Unveiling a Parallel (1893) as Avantgardist Challenge to the Crisis Narrative.”

Katharina Motyl, Universität Mannheim

11:30 h Lunch 

13:30 h Panel 6: Newspaper Comics and the Question of Time (Chair: Annabel Friedrichs)

“‘The Bicycle of Time,’ or How the Comic Section Was Set in Motion.”

 Christian A. Bachmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

“Social Time, Periodical Time, Reading Time, Dream Time: Competing Temporalities and Narrative Experimentation in Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland, 1905/06.” 

Felix Brinker, Leibniz Universität Hannover

15:00 h Concluding Remarks