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Corinna Kahnke: “Aesthetic Program or Annihilation? Gender(ed) Violence in Popliteratur” (Seminar)
September 15, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Corinna Kahnke, an assistant professor in the Department of German Languages & Literature at Duke University will be speaking in conjunction with theNorth Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. Within the narratives of Popliteratur, violence functions as a ground on which to negotiate internal, external and societal crises of self-understanding and interaction within the Generation Golf (Florian Illies’s term for a generation of Popliteraturauthors) and beyond. Exploring the articulations of sexuality, gender and violence of authors such as Sibylle Berg, Tanja Dückers, Thea Dorn, Felicitas Hoppe, and Antje Ravek Strubel situates women authors within the genre of Popliteratur, and illustrates how the combination of violence and sexuality represents larger issues of the Berlin Republic.
Professor Kahnke’s research interests include 20th and 21st century German popular literature, film, music and culture, their implementation in the classroom, pedagogy, feminist and queer studies. She has published on these topics and received the 2012 Unterrichtspraxis “Article of the Year” award.
Co-sponsors include: UNC-Chapel Hill: Carolina Seminars, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Center for European Studies, departments of History and German Languages & Literatures | Duke University: departments of History and German Languages & Literatures, Center for European Studies | Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies