Event date: Wednesday 28 March 2012, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Blandijnberg 2, English Studies Meeting Room (third floor, room 130.037)
- Lene Rock (KUL), “‘As German as Kafka’: A Comparative Analysis of the Articulation of Identity in German-Jewish Literature of the Early 20th Century and Contemporary German Literature of Migration”
- Toby Smethurst (UGent), “‘I think I saw our ghosts’: The Multidirectional Fictions of Pat Barker and W. G. Sebald”
- Stijn Vervaet (UGent), “Staging the Holocaust in the Land of Brotherhood and Unity: Holocaust Drama in the Yugoslavia of the 1950s and 1960s”
- Maria Zirra (Utrecht), “Distances That Bring You Home: Multidirectional Thinking and Self-Doubt in Derek Walcott’s Omeros and Seamus Heaney’s North“
Responses by Michael Rothberg and Yasemin Yildiz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)