Friday, 9 March 2018

10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Registration

1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Conference Opening and Welcome

1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Keynote 1

  • Rikke Schubart (University of Southern Denmark)
    "The Art of Being Traumatized and Winning Wars: Women as Leaders in Game of Thrones (2011-), Vikings (2013-), and The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)"

3.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Coffee Break

3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Panel 1: War & Trauma in Film

  • Ilias Ben Mna (Humboldt University Berlin)
    "The Return to Vietnam: The Renegotiation of a National Trauma in Reaganite Cinema"
  • Olgahan Baksi Yalcin (Biruni University, Istanbul)
    "Unrevealing the Past: Su Friedrich's The Ties That Bind and Mindy Faber's Delirium"

4.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Coffee Break

5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Panel 2: Civil Wars

  • Julia Lichtenstein (Heidelberg University)
    "'My uniform was blue. I did not care if it was violet:' The Civil War in Contemporary Southern Literature"
  • Christiane Vogel (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
    "Yearning for a 'Wound of One's Own'"
  • Nicole Ong (Nanyang Technological University)
    "The Unspoken Stories in Anil's Ghost: Reimagining Trauma Restoration in Contemporary War Fiction"

Saturday, 10 March 2018

8.45 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Announcements

9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Keynote 2

  • Rüdiger Heinze (TU Braunschweig)
    "Waltzing with War: The Representation of Trauma & War in Comics"

10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Coffee Break

11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Panel 3: New Approaches to and Representations of Trauma

  • Matthias Voigt (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
    "Lakota Vietnam Combat Vets, PTSD, and the Sweat Lodge"
  • Melanie Stengele (University of Konstanz)
    "Uncovering the Self: Explorations of Recovery in J.L. Carr's A Month in the Country

12.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch Break

1.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Panel 4: War in Contemporary Fiction

  • Brahim Benmoh (Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida)
    "The Politics of Representing Trauma and War in Hassan Balasim's The Corpse of Exhibition and Kevin Power's The Yellow Birds
  • Raffaele Cutolo (University of Verona)
    "The Conflict Within: Queer Selves at War"
  • Nadia Naar (Moukoud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou)
    "Fractured Selves, Damaged Psyches, and Haunting Voices: The Trauma of the Colonial War in Algerian Fiction"

3.00 p.m. - 3.15 p.m. Coffee Break

3.15 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. Panel 5: (Auto)Biographical Narratives of War and Trauma

  • Suncica Klaas (University of Potsdam)
    "Trauma and Testimoniality in Contemporary American Autobiography"
  • Claudia Zini (Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
    "From Home to Exile and Back: Autobiographical Survival Strategies in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina"
  • Said Gada (Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou)
    "Media Stories and Trauma: Breaking the 'Conspiracy' of Silence in the Algerian Daily El Watan"

5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Guided Tour of the City

8.00 p.m. Conference Dinner

Sunday, 11 March 2018

9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Panel 6: The World Wars in Poetry & Prose

  • Amy Parziale (Rollins College, FL, USA)
    "Dresden, War and Trauma in American Novels"
  • Verónica Membrive (University of Almería)
    "Pearse Hutchinson's Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s: Ireland and Spain as Parallel Spaces of Trauma"
  • Florian Lützelberger (University of Bamberg)
    "Reading Apollinaire's Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre as an Attempt of Processing the Horrors of War"

10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Coffee Break

11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Panel 7: Dramatic Presentations of War

  • Shuchi Sharma (Indraprastha University, Delhi)
    "The Stained Dawn: A Study of Selected Plays based on Indian Partition"
  • Maria-Virginia Tsikopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
    "Defending Freedom or Traumatizing 'Others?' Exploring the Dimensions of Trauma in Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo's Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom"
  • Anna Gkouva (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
    "Ruined Bodies, Ruined Lives: Redefining Traumatized Femininity in the War-Torn Eastern Congo"
  • Fragkouli Kalliopi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
    "Identities at War: Fragmentations of Self, Space, and Time in Naomi Wallace's In the Heart of America"

1.00 p.m. - 1.15 p.m. Conference Wrap Up and End of Conference