Weimar Culture

I. The Role of Experience (Moderator: Martin Jay)

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. Michael Minden: “From ‘Erlebnis’ to ‘Erfahrung'”
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m. David Midgley: “‘Entzauberung’ – as an instrument of investigation and a bone of contention in the interpretation of Weimar Culture”

11:00-11:15 a.m. Break

  • 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Niklaus Largier: “‘Another state’ of experience: Musil’s ‘Moeglichkeitssinn’ in context”

12:00-1:30 p.m. BreakII. The Body Reconstituted (Moderator: Niklaus Largier)

  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. Andrew Webber: “Back to Balazs: body parts in Weimar film”
  • 2:15-3:00 p.m. Annika Orich: “Otto Rippert’s Homunculus on ARTificial reproduction”
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Christopher Young: “Rethinking Weimar sports history: university sport and the student body”

3:45-4:15 p.m. Break
III. Cinematic Encounters (Moderator: Anton Kaes)

  • 4:15-5:00 p.m. Ofer Ashkenazi: “Cosmopolitan Modernism: Jewish film culture in Weimar”
  • 5:00-5:45 p.m. Nicholas Baer: “Magnus Hirschfeld and Richard Oswald’s “Anders als die Andern'”
  • 5:45-6:30 p.m. Jennifer Zahrt: “Magic for the masses in Murnau’s ‘Faust'”