Conference Program

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Monday, 20 February 2017

14:00 – 14:30
Katja Sarkowsky (WWU Münster)
Conference opening and opening statement

14:30 – 15:30
Brook Thomas (UC Irvine)
“The US’s Civic Myth of the Citizen/Soldier”

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00
Beth Piatote (UC Berkeley)
“Sound, Sonic Warfare, and Citizenship: Notes from Standing Rock and The Surrounded”

17:00 – 18:00
Peter Schneck (University of Osnabrück)
“Savage Civility and Civil Savages: Early Modern Foundations of Post-Colonial Citizenship”

18:00
Reception in the English Seminar

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

10:00 – 11:00
Mita Banerjee (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
“Writing the Citizen: Citizenship, Life Writing and Disability in Jason Kingsley’s and Mitchell Levitz’s Count Us In”

11:00 – 12:00
Carol Fadda-Conrey (Syracuse University)
“Narrative Cartographies of Citizenship and Rights in the Age of US Empire”

12:00 – 13:30
Lunch

13:30 – 14:30
Tamar Hess (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
“Dystopia and Citizenship in Contemporary Israeli Fantasy Literature”

14:30 – 15:30
Mark Stein (WWU Münster)
“‘Remember the Ship in Citizenship’: Debunking the ‘Windrush Myth'”

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00
David Chariandy (Simon Fraser University)
“Black Writing and the Limits of Citizenship”

17:00 – 18:00
Closing Discussion: Future Inquiries

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