23 June 2023 - 23 June 2023
1:00PM - 6:30PM
'Dis/possession: De/constructing Property in Contemporary Literature and Film' workshop, 23 June 2023, via Zoom
Clearing of the Köpi Wagenplatz on Köpenicker Strasse in Berlin.
Panel 1: Religion and Body
Maryam Mirza (Durham University): Possessing the Buddha: Contested Ownership in Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand
Penny Cartwright (University of Oxford): “I who whole/ do not/ encompass [...] her”: Second Person Narration and Cultural Commodification in This Mournable Body
Panel 2: Nature and Property
Carolyn Fornoff (Cornell University): Mourning Extractivist Dispossession
Solvejg Nitzke (Technische Universität Dresden): In the Deep Time Shadow of Trees: Possession, Property, and the Rights of Nature
Panel 3: Globality and Locality
Claudia Nitschke (Durham University): The Phantom Pain of Property: Dispossession and Possession in Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker’s Dispossession (Enteignung)
Michael Bies (Freie Universität Berlin/IFK Wien): “The Time of Fuzz and Fluff”: Dispossession and Collective Narration in Heike Geißler’s The Week (Die Woche)
For any further information, please contact the organisers:
Claudia Nitschke (Durham University): email@example.comMichael Bies (Freie Universität Berlin): firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will be online via Zoom. Please contact Claudia Nitschke for the link.