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Program Changes!

Thursday, May 29

 9:30 – 12:30 Doctoral Workshop I
The Posthuman Anthropocene: Our Oxymoronic Epoch« Greg Garrard

 12:30 – 13:30 Break

 13:30 – 16:30 Doctoral Workshop Part II
The Posthuman Anthropocene: Our Oxymoronic Epoch« Greg Garrard

 Conference Opening

 18:00 Welcome Address (Solvejg Nitzke, Nicolas Pethes, Erich Hörl)

18:30 Keynote Lecture

Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) »When Territory becomes Nomadic«

19:30 Welcome-Reception

 Friday, May 30

10-11 Keynote Lecture
Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University) »Planetary Immunity, or Gaia without Apologies«

11-12:30 Panel I: Earth in Danger (Sphere of Risk) – Climate Change and the Imagination of ›global‹ Risk                  Chair: Erich Hörl (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

  1. Birgit Schneider (Universität Potsdam) »Red Planets—Cosmograms of the Anthropocene? A Critique of Climate Visualizations«
  2. Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia) »Ecocriticism as Narrative Ethics«

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15 Panel II: Beyond Earth (Sphere of Communication) – Network(s), Traffic/Trade / Expansion                         Chair: Nicolas Pethes

  1. Angela Krewani (Universität Marburg) »Imaging the World with Google«
  2. Urs Stäheli (Universität Hamburg) »The Earth as list: From being global to possessing the global«

16-17 Keynote-Lecture
Timothy Morton (Rice Univercity) »Why Environmental Awareness is Loopy«

18:00 Conference Dinner

 Saturday, May 31

10-12:30 Panel II (Part II)                             Chair: Nicolas Pethes

  1. Christina Vagt (TU Berlin) »Environmental Design«
  2. Thilo Wiertz (IASS Potsdam) »Engineering the Global Climate«

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:45 Panel III: Narrating Earth/Narrative Earth (Sphere of Myth) – Modernity/Myth/Utopia                  Chair: Solvejg Nitzke

  1.  Sibylle Machat (Universität Flensburg) »›Spaceship Economies‹: Apollo 13, Earth Day, and the Myth of Unlimited Supply«
  2. Nicolas Pethes (Universität zu Köln): »Unity as Destructibility: The World in Demise in W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn«

16:00-17:30 Panel IV:Earth without/after Humans? (Sphere of the Non-Human)
Chair: Erich Hörl

  1. Frédéric Neyrat (University of Wisconsin, Madison) »The Empty Box and the Full Body. Inquiry on the Unconstructible Part of the Earth«
  2. Solvejg Nitzke (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) »(Post)Human Life after Earth. Dietmar Dath’s Exploration of Space«





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