Loading Events

Idyll and Utopia: A Virtual Zoom Conference—Day 1

October 8, 2021 · 9:00 am3:00 pm · Zoom

Department of German; Program in European Cultural Studies; Department of Classics; Department of Art and Archaeology; Department of Comparative Literature; Program in Media and Modernity
Reproduction of painting Expanse by Alexander Deineka; SPUTNIK / Alamy Stock Foto

9:00am (EST) Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Panel 1: Utopia and Idyll in Critical Theory
(Moderator: Barbara Nagel, Princeton)

9:30-11:00am Viewing Time

11:00-11:45am Discussion 1: Philosophical Perspectives on Idyll and Utopia
• Lea Fink (Berlin): Utopia and Remembrance Prospective Anticipation and Retrospective ‘Eingedenken’ in Bloch’s and Benjamin’s Philosophy
• Haziran Zeller (Kiel): Bloch, Adorno and the Nexus of the Whole

11:45-12:30pm Discussion 2: Utopia and Idyll in Literature and Critical Theory
• Gesa Jessen (Berlin): Small Town Glory. Adorno reads Mörike
• Vojin Saša Vukadinović (Berlin): To Begin Anew: Utopia as a Violent Anti-Idyll in Monique Wittig’s Les Guérillères (1969)

12:30-1:30pm Lunch/Dinner

1:30-3pm Keynote: Dr. Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
(Respondent: Devin Fore, Princeton)
Idyll & Utopia in the Era of Ecocatastrophe: Elemental Utopian Becomings



Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo