April 13-15, 2019

Free and open to the public,
no tickets or reservations required.

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Saturday, April 13

Kenan Rehearsal Hall

5:00-7:15p

Welcome:
Terry Rhodes, UNC Chapel Hill
Eric Downing, UNC Chapel Hill
Ruth von Bernuth, UNC Chapel Hill

 

Introduction:
Laura Lieber, Duke University

 

Keynote Lecture:

Maurice Sendak’s Dear Mili: A Contrapuntal Elegy

Martha B. Helfer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

 

Sunday, April 14

FedEx Global Education Center

 

9:00-9:15a

Welcome:       
Eric Downing, UNC Chapel Hill
Ruth von Bernuth, UNC Chapel Hill

 

9:15-11:15

Panel 1: Encounters and Friendships

Moderator: Richard Langston, UNC Chapel Hill

 

Act of Faith: Reflections on Germans, Jews, and Friendship
Jonathan Skolnik, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

The Task of the Jewish Translator Revisited
Abigail Gillman, Boston University

 

Optimism in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship: Bildungsroman, Affect, and Enlightenment

Chunjie Zhang, University of California, Davis

 

Schiller and the Reconstitution of Body Politics
Gabriel Trop, UNC Chapel Hill

 

11:15-11:45

Break

 

11:45-1:00

Round Table 1: Teaching Enlightenments and Jewish Studies

Chairs: Yaakov Ariel, UNC Chapel Hill and Stefani Engelstein, Duke University

 

Richard Benson, Independent Scholar

Susanne Gomoluch, UNC Charlotte

Jeffrey Hertel, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University

Tayler Kent, University of Alabama

Samuel Kessler, Gustavus Adolphus College

Annegret Oehme, University of Washington

Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers, Goethe-Institut, Washington

 

 

1:00-2:00p

Lunch Break for all attendees, in atrium

 

 

2:00-4:00

Panel 2: Encounters Between Yiddish and German

Moderator: Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University

 

Becoming a Jewish Pope: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations Between the Early Modern
and Modern
Lea Greenberg, Joshua Shelly, Ruth von Bernuth, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University

 

A Dialectic of Enlightenment? Unexpected Aspects of Yiddish-German Translation in the Early Twentieth Century
Jeffrey Grossman, University of Virginia

 

Gevorn a maymin? Nathan Birnbaum—and Others—between Vienna/Prague and Galicia
Scott Spector, University of Michigan

 

A Poetics of Genocide: The Jewish Dead Confront the Germans in Itzhak Katzenelson’s Warsaw Ghetto Poem ‘Vey dir’
Sven-Erik Rose, University of California, Davis

 

4:00-4:30

Break

 

4:30-5:30

Panel 3: Students of Enlightenment

Moderator: Ann Marie Rasmussen, University of Waterloo

 

Such Great Heights: Elevated Perspectives in Alexander von Humboldt and Karl Philipp Moritz
Rory Bradley, Colby College

 

Bildung and Poesie: Berthold Auerbach’s Theory of Literature
Erik Grell, Furman University

 

Jewish Theater and the Enlightened East
Emma Woelk, St. Edwards’s University

 

5:30-6:45

Round Table 2: Mentoring in the Humanities
Chair: Konrad H. Jarausch, UNC Chapel Hill

 

Richard Apgar, Sewanee: University of the South

Flora Cassen, UNC Chapel Hill

Carrie Duncan, Independent Scholar

Michael Figueroa, UNC Chapel Hill

Sally Hatch Gray, Mississippi State University

Priscilla Layne, UNC Chapel Hill

 

Monday, April 15
Dey Hall, Toy Lounge

 

8:45-10:45

Panel 4: Enlightenment, Modernity, and Bildung
Moderators: Nicholas Miller, Loyola University Maryland and Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

 

Solomon Maimon’s Autobiography and the Task of the Retranslator
Paul Reitter, The Ohio State University

 

Jesus and Moses as Figures of Modernity
Karin L. Schutjer, University of Oklahoma

 

Negotiating Modernist Style in the German-Jewish Galicia Novel (1930-1945)
Kata Gellen, Duke University

 

The Turn to Jewish and Non-Jewish Encounters in Jewish Studies
Klaus Hödl, Universität Graz

 

 

10:45-11:00

Break

 

 

11:00-1:00

Panel 5: Keeping the Lights On
Moderator: Agnes Mueller, University of South Carolina

 

Antisemitism and Wagner’s Legacy in Avner Dorman’s Opera Wahnfried (2017)
Kerry Wallach, Gettysburg College

 

Auschwitz Enlightenment, or: What Farocki Taught
William Collins Donahue, University of Notre Dame

 

German Jewish lengevitch: Experiments in Writing
Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota

 

Middlebrow Literatures and the Remaking of German Jewish Identity in the
Twenty-first Century
Katja Garloff, Reed College

 

Final Remarks

 

 

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