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Program

The keynote speech will take place in building 1502, 14th floor. All other talks will take place in building 1501, room A003 (Niedersachsensaal). Click here for further information.  

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

17:00

INTRODUCTION: Ruth Mayer, Ilka Brasch, Christina Meyer

17:15

KEYNOTE:

Rob King (New York): “Becoming Joe Doakes: Averageness, Populism and Seriality in Robert Benchley’s ‘How to’ Short Subjects”

19:15

Reception and Dinner 

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

09:00

SESSION 1: COMICS

Chair: Jens Bonk (Osnabrück)

Christina Meyer (Hannover): “Managing the Modern Girl? The Romance Serials in the Newspapers, 1918-1937”

Michael Chaney (Hanover, NH): “What Can Krazy Kat Tell Us About Seriality and Comics Poetics?”

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

SESSION 2: MASS CULTURE I  

Chair: Svenja Fehlhaber (Osnabrück)

Frank Kelleter (Berlin): “Managing the Crisis: Depression Radio and FDR’s Fireside Chats”

12:30

Lunch Break

14:30

SESSION 2: MASS CULTURE (continued) 

Scott Higgins (Middletown, CT): "Operational Psychologies: Sound Serial Characters and Ludic Portability" 

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

SESSION 3: REMAKING

Chair: Felix Brinker (Berlin)

Amy Borden (Portland): “Tasty Links: Film Cycles and the Intermedial Contexts of the Sausage Machine”

Kathleen Loock (Berlin): “‘Match Them If You Can’: The Cultural Work of ‘Talker Remakes’”

18:30

Dinner

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10:00

SESSION 4: FILM SERIALS I

Chair: Bettina Soller (Hannover)

Sabine Haenni (Ithaka, NY): “Gender in the Jungle”

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

SESSION 5: FILM SERIALS II

Chair: Julia Leyda (Tokyo)

Ruth Mayer (Hannover): “In the Nick of Time? Detective Serials, Temporality, and Contingency Management, 1919-1926”

Ilka Brasch (Hannover): "Flashes of Light(n)ing: The Power of God (1925) and the Aesthetic of Electricity" 

13:30

Farewell