Motion – The 14th Annual German Graduate Symposium

29 April 2017
Saturday 29 April 2017
New Seminar Room, St John's College

The 14th Annual German Graduate Symposium will take place on the first Saturday of Trinity Term, the 29th of April 2017, in the New Seminar Room in St John’s College.

Life, ideas, narratives, bodies are always in motion. Whether in real, imaginary, or paper spaces, motion is hard to grasp and hold on to. Like a sound, it can be traced, chased, channelled and transformed, but it can’t be pinned down. As soon as it is, it becomes stillness, silence, confinement. Whether conceived in abstract or physical terms, motion is life. The aim of the 14th Annual German Graduate Symposium is to invite discussion on the range, depth and productivity of the concept of motion. We are interested in its aesthetic, scientific and philosophical configurations in the German context from the early modern period to the present day.

More details about the symposium, including the call for papers, can be found on our website:

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers: or

The symposium is organised at the beginning of Trinity Term each year by the organisers of the German Graduate Seminar. It is a unique opportunity for postgraduate students and Faculty members in German Studies to come together, present their own work or listen to what others in the field are working on, and meet in a friendly atmosphere. Masters students and DPhil students at all stages are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts for presentations.

Call for papers (PDF)

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