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Colloquium 4: Women in Death, Women as Death, Women on Death

This colloquium is scheduled to take place in Trinity College, Oxford from

3 - 6 January 2008

 

Thursday, 3 January 2008
The Question of Representation


14:30

Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly (Oxford) & Sarah Colvin (Edinburgh): Welcome and practicalities followed by an overview of the research project, a summary of the April 2007 colloquium and our research questions.  Participants introduce themselves and their research.

15:00

Sigrid Schade (Zurich): Zeigen Repräsentationen des Todes (nur) den Tod? Zum Verhältnis von Tod, Weiblichkeit und Schaulust in der visuellen Kultur

16:00

Tea

16:30

Discussion led by Sarah Colvin

18:30

Drinks

19:00

Dinner

Friday, 4 January 2008
Women in Death (Chair: Anna Linton)


9:30

Jill Bepler (Wolfenbüttel): Women in death: The German funeral book of the early modern period

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Judith Aikin (Iowa):  ‘Ich sterbe’:  The Construction of the Dying Self in the Advance Preparations for Death of Lutheran Women in Early Modern Germany

12:00

Kathrin Hoffmann-Curtius (Berlin): Visualisierung des Terrors in Deutschland 1918-9 

13:00

Lunch

Women on Death (Chair: Anna Richards)


14:30

Barbara Becker Cantarino (Ohio): Tod und die neue Mythologie bei Caroline von Günderrode

15:30

Tea

16:00

Abigail Dunn (Oxford):  ‘Ob im Tode mein Ich geboren wird?’ The Representation of the Widow by Hedwig Dohm

17:00

Áine McMurtry (Oxford):  Liebe ist ein Kunstwerk:  Ingeborg Bachmann’s Todesarten

18:30

Drinks

19:00

Dinner

Saturday, 5 January 2008
Women as Death (Chair: Áine McMurtry)  


9:00

Joint discussion on women in the military in East Germany and Post-Unification Germany.

Ruth Seifert (Regensburg) : Frauen und Krieg: Die Position der feministischen Friedensforschung in der Bundesrepublik

& Christine Eifler (Bremen) : „Das Sterben der Unsterblichen“. Gender und Militär in der DDR

10:30

Coffee

11:00

Mererid Puw Davies (London): Miss(ing) Saigon: Women in West-German representations of Vietnam (1966-1973)

12:00

Simon Richter: Lola Doesn't: Cinema, Death and Desire from Marlene Dietrich to Franka Potente

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Free afternoon

18:30

Drinks

19:00

Dinner

Sunday, 6 January 2008
The German Question


9:30

Robert Vilain (London/Oxford):  The Aestheticisation of Death in Fin de siècle German, French and English Poetry

10:30

Discussion: What is specifically German about the representation of women and death as discussed over the 4 colloquia?

12:00

Coffee & Champagne
Sarah Colvin (Edinburgh) & Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly (Oxford):  Conclusions