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Announcing a Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Interzone EU: Crossroads of Migration, 22-23 February 2008 The freedom for all its citizens to travel and reside anywhere in the territory of the EU is celebrated as one of its major accomplishments. Immigration, emigration, migration brings peoples into contact, transforming habits, shifting languages, and contributing to the dynamism of European cultures. Yet, this officially-celebrated European cultural diversity is not necessarily embraced by all European's equally. Beginning from the point that Europe is an interzone, a space of transit, interaction, transformation, and vibrant diversity, the conference will illuminate the impact of migration on European culture, literature, and film. Web Page Interzone: < http://www.pitt.edu/~rhalle/interzone/ > For more information contact Randall Halle Department of German 1409 Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Tel 412.648.2614 Fax 412.624.6318 Conference Schedule Friday, Feb. 22 Today all events in 1228 Cathedral of Learning 9:00:00-9:20 AM Breakfast 9:20-9:30 Words of welcome Alberta Sbragia 9:30-11:00 Symbolic Spaces of Europe: Guilt, Excision, Anxiety Mod. Clark Muenzer Giuseppina Mecchia The Sins of the Fathers: Atoning for Europe in Michael Haneke's "Hidden." Lucien Nouis Derrida and Europe Randall Halle From Exhabitant to Inhabitant: Considerations of Ethnos and Demos in the New European Order 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-1:00 Literature of Migration/Migration of Literature I Mod. John Beverly Susan Andrade Publishing in a Postcolonial World: The Case of Heinemann African Writers Series Venkat Mani "To: Europe. From: Hotel Asia." A Reading of Orhan Pamuk's Snow (2003) 1:00-2:00 Lunch 2:00-3:30pm Deniz Göktürk Migration as Project: The Archive in Transit Mod. Mazyar Lotfalian 3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break 4:00-5:30pm Literature of Migration/Migration of Literature II Mod. Roberta Hatcher Patrice Nganang The Invisible Republic: Conversations between African Writers at Home at in the Diaspora Phil Watts Migration and Modern Tragedy Reception 6:30pm Dinner Saturday, Feb. 23 Today events are in 232 and 501 Cathedral of Learning 9:00:00-9:30 AM Breakfast Cathedral of Learning 501 9:30-11:00 The East Within Cathedral of Learning 232 Mod. Helena Goscillo Irina Livezeanu From the Shtetl to Zurich and Paris: Trajectories of the Avant-Garde Boryana Dobreva Why is the West the Best? On the Losses and Gains of Identity in German-Balkan Migrant Writings 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break CL 501 11:30-1:00 Positionality and Transnationalism in the Context of Migration. Cathedral of Learning 232 Mod. Stephen Brockman Katrin Sieg Black Virgins and the Discourse of Muslim Sexuality in Germany Sabine von Dirke Of Pride and Prejudice: German Prose Under the Sign of the Halfmoon 1:00-2:00 Lunch provided CL 501 2:00-3:30pm Hamid Naficy Accented Cinema and Multiplexity." Mod. Lucy Fisher 3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break CL 501 4:00-5:30pm Mental Maps and Physical Borders CL 501 Mod. Pinar Emiralioglu Gregor Thum After Ethnic Cleansing: Recreating the Hybrids of the Polish-German Borderland Lina Insana Dire Straits: The Bridge of Messina and the Italian South between 'thought' and 'question'. 6:30pm Dinner Participants Susan Andrade, University of Pittsburgh Sabine von Dirke, University of Pittsburgh Boryana Dobreva, University of Pittsburgh Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh Deniz Göktürk, University of California at Berkeley Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh Irina Livezeanu, University of Michigan B. Venkat Mani, University of Wisconsin at Madison Giuseppina Mecchia, University of Pittsburgh Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University Patrice Nganang, State University of New York at Stony Brook Lucien Nouis, University of Pittsburgh Katrin Sieg, Georgetown University Gregor Thum, University of Pittsburgh Phil Watts, Columbia University