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Selected Recent Activities

2016: International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), convention in Vienna, Austria: Organizer of Group section # 17285 'Towards a New World Literature" https://icla2016.univie.ac.at/group-sections/
2014: German Studies Annual Convention 2014, Kansas, Missouri: Organizer of 3 panels on "Toward a New World Literature"
2014: German Studies Annual Convention 2014, Kansas, Missouri: Presentation: Practicing (Un)Belonging - Tawada, the 'Specular Border Intellectual'
2014: Comparative and German Literature, Kyoto University, Japan, invited lecture: Lou Andreas-Salomé's Thought on Creativity
2014: European Social Science History Conference, Vienna, Austria, Presentation: Practicing (Un)Belonging - Tawada, the 'Specular Border Intellctual'
2013: German Studies Annual Convention 2013, Denver, Co.: Panel on Subject, Place, and Memory in the Work of Ingeborg Bachmann, and presentation on Benjamin in the panel: The Public Intellectual and Issues of Modern Social Complexity
2012: Comparative Literature, University of Vienna (Austria), invited lecture: Benjamin––The Translator/Critic in the Age of Globalization"
2011: Lou Andreas-Salomé Symposion, Göttingen (Germany), invited lecture: "Wort und Bild. Lou Andreas-Salomé and Benjamin"
2011: European University of St. Petersburg (Russia), invited lecture: "Gender, Nation, and Immigration in Contemporary Europe"
2011: University of Miami, invited lecture:"Nachtrauer––Lou Andreas-Salomé's Rilke book"
2011: Yoko Tawada Workshop, University of Vienna (Austria), invited presentation: "The New Nomads––Yoko Tawada lesen"
2011: Respondent, MLA Convention, Los Angeles: "Translation and the Construction of Transnational Memory"
2010: Ingeborg Bachmann Symposion at Syracuse University, presentation: "Weiterdenken---–Bachmann, the Public Intellectual"
2009: Presentation at the German Colloquium, Cornell University, "Images and the Politics of Invention: Walter Benjamin and Lou Andreas-Salome"
2008: Co-organizer (with Annemarie Fischer) of the conference "Inhabiting the Transnational", Binghamton University
2007: "Poet in Dark Times: Ingeborg Bachmann," Invited lecture, University of Georgia
2006: International Bachmann Symposium, University of Vienna, Austria; Invited Speaker
2006: Co-Organizer, three sessions on “Re/Valuing the Human,” American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting, Princeton, NJ
2005: Co-Organizer (with Sara Lennox), three sessions on “ Crossing Borders: Towards a Transnational German Studies,” German Studies Conference, Milwaukee, WI
2005: "Inventing Plentitude,” “Configurations of the Third. The Missing Link of Modernity,” Conference at St. Johns College, Cambridge, UK.
2004: “Networking Women. Trans-European and Circum-Atlantic Connections:” Invited Speaker, University of Florence, Italy
2003: German Research Society Symposium, “Frauen und Wissenschaft”, Invited Speaker, Germany
2003: International Bachmann Symposium, Invited Speaker, Rome, Italy
2001: Keynote Address: “Sexing the Body: The Bio-Politics of Sexual Construction.”

Ninth Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies conference at the University of California at Berkeley

2001: Luncheon Address: “The Translator/Critic in the Age of Globalization.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky at Lexington
2000: Ida Cordella Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor. Spring, University of Iowa
1999/2000: Kaethe-Leichter-Professor for Gender and Women’s Studies,
(endowed chair, Austrian Government) University of Vienna, Austria

Invited Lectures

1. Väter und Söhne in der Literatur (Podiumsdiskussion) ‑
Düsseldorfer Literaturgespräch, Düsseldorf, 1979
(with Michael Krüger, Angela Präsent, Hans Ortheil)

2. Die Töchter ‑ Spurensuche nach dem Vaterbild ‑
Heinrich‑Heine‑Institut, Düsseldorf, 1979

3. Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Gemeinschaft deutscher Künstlerinnen und Kunstfreunde, Hamburg, 1979

4. Das weibliche Ich. Überlegungen zu einer Analyse weiblicher Autoren ‑
Universität Bielefeld, 1980

5. Deutsche Dichterinnen vom 16. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart ‑
IV. Seckbacher Literatur‑Seminar, Frankfurt, 1980

6. Autorinnen stellen sich vor ‑ Frauenforum im Revier (Seminar) ‑
Universität Dortmund, 1980

7. Die Schriftstellerin Fanny Lewald ‑
Evangelische Akademie Hamburg, 1981

8. "Chaos und Eros". Friedrich Schlegels "Lucinde".
Ringvorlesung "Romantik". Universität Köln, 1982

9. Bertha von Suttner (1843‑1914) ‑
Ringvorlesung Universität Köln, 1982

10. Frau und Literatur. Neue Ansätze in der Literaturwissenschaft ‑
Ringvorlesung Universität Köln, 1983

11. Frau und Literatur. Neue Ansätze in der Literaturwissenschaft ‑
Universität Utrecht, 1984

12. Bertha von Suttner ‑
Universität Nijmegen, 1984

13. Frau und Literatur. Neue Ansätze in der Literaturwissenschaft ‑
Universität Nijmegen, 1984

14. Bertha von Suttner ‑
Deutsche Schule, Den Haag, 1984

15. Bertha von Suttner ‑
Goethe‑Institut, Amsterdam, 1984

16. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen. Festvortrag
zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung "Frauen sehen ihre Zeit" ‑
Literaturausstellung des Landes Rheinland‑Pfalz ‑ Mainz, 1984

17. Zwischen Widerstand und Anpassung.
Frauenemanizipation und Literatur um die Jahrhundertwende (Seminar) -
Katholische Akademie Freiburg ‑ Heidelberg, 1984

18. Bertha von Suttner ‑ Festvortrag zur Namensgebung ‑
Bertha‑von‑Suttner‑Schule, Nidderau b. Frankfurt, 1985

19. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Pirmasens, 1984 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

20. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Zweibrücken, 1984 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

21. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Montabaur, 1985 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

22. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Bad Kreuznach, 1985 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

23. Lou Andreas‑Salomé (Seminar) ‑
Volkshochschule, Bochum, 1985

24. Schriftstellerin der Jahrhundertwende: Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow ‑
Universität Osnabrück, 1985

25. Die Frau in der Literatur ‑
Fridjof‑Nansen‑Akademie, Ingelheim, 1986

26. Bertha von Sutter (Seminar) ‑
Volkshochschule, Düsseldorf, 1986

27. Frauen, Kunst und Alltagskultur ‑ Frauenforum im Revier ‑
Universität Dortmund, 1986

28 Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow (Seminar) ‑
Volkshochschule, Bochum, 1986

29. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Landesbibliothek Hannover, 1986 (Eröff. der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

30. Frauen schreiben. Überlegungen zu einer perspektivischen Literaturgeschichtsschreibung -
Universität Paderborn, 1986

31. Frauen schreiben. Überlegungen zu einer perspektivischen Literaturgeschichtsschreibung -
Universität Frankfurt, 1987

32. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Grevenbroich, 1987 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung des Landes RPF)

33. Wege zum eigenen Ich. Zur Geschichte schreibender Frauen ‑
Volkshochschule Gummersbach, 1987 (Eröffnung der Literaturausstellung)

34. Reflections on a Perspective Literary History ‑
State University of New York at Binghamton, 1987

35. Frauen schreiben. Überlegungen zu einer perspektivischen Literaturgeschichtsschreibung ‑
Wissenschaftlicher Verein Mönchengladbach, 1987

36. Die Rolle der Frau in der Literatur ‑
Deutsche Auslandsgesellschaft, Lübeck, 1987

37. Frauen und Literatur: Von den Spuren eines Schiffs in den Wellen ‑
Volkshochschule Bochum, 1987

38. Bertha von Suttner ‑ Festvortrag zur Namensgebung ‑
Bertha von Suttner ‑ Realschule, Köln, 1988

39. Feminism and the History of Art and Literature ‑
SUNY Binghamton, Departmant of Art History, 1989

40. Women's Writing, Women's Art in the 1980's: Hélène Cixous and the écriture féminine. ‑
SUNY Binghamton, Department of Art History, 1989

41. Literary Historiography and the Challenge of Gender ‑
Dartmouth College, Hanover, 1989

42. Literary Historiography and the Challenge of Gender ‑
Yale University, 1989

43. Literary Historiography and the Challenge of Gender ‑
Princeton University, 1990

44. Feminist Literary Criticism (Seminar) ‑
Princeton University, 1990

45. Literary Historiography and the Challenge of Gender ‑
University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1990

46. Representation of Women (Seminar) ‑
University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1990

47. Frauen und Literatur. Neue Perspektiven in der Bundesrepublik und den USA ‑
Literarische Gesellschaft, Recklinghausen, 1990

48. Frauen und Literatur. Neue Perspektiven in der Bundesrepublik und den USA -
Krefeld, 1990

49. 19th Century Women Writers and the Canon.
Summer-Seminar: The Literary Canon and Beyond: German Popular Culture Reconsidered -
Cornell University, 1991

50. Hölderlin and the Tragic (Seminar) -
Collegium Philosophicum, Perugia (Italy) 1991

51. Heidegger and Antigone
PIC- Conference (Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture) -
Binghamton University, 1992

52. Alterity - Marginality - Difference. On Inventing Places for Women -
University of Toronto, Canada, 1992.

53. The Poetry of Nelly Sachs -
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1992.

54. Encounter with the Other/s -
Amherster Kolloquium für Literatur, 1992

55. Borderlands: Überlegungen zu einem Neuentwurf
der Nation von den Rändern -
Conference: Nation, Kultur, Geschlechterverhältnisse –
Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany, 1992

56. The Primitive and the Modern: Gottfried Benn and Else Lasker-Schüler -
Conference: German Women Writers from Weimar
to the Present (sponsored by the Goethe-Haus, Washington)
University of Maryland, College Park, 1993

57. Nation, Gender and Immigration in the New Europe -
McGill University, Montreal, 1993

58. Encounter with the Other/s -
Bucknell University, 1993

59. Nation, Gender and Immigration in the New Europe -
Cornell Univ. 1994

60. Nation, Gender and Immigration in the New Europe -
PIC Conference (Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture)
Binghamton University, 1994

61. Metamorphosen des Subjekts-
Conference: “Autobiographien von Frauen”
(sponsored by the Werner-Reimers-Stiftung)
Bad Homburg v.d.H., 1994

62. Exil, Immigration, Borderline: Christa Wolfs Auf dem Weg nach Tabou -
Universität Leipzig, 1994

63. Woman/Women in Expressionism: Gottfried Benn und Else Lasker-Schüler-
Penn State University, University Park, October 1995

64. Nation und Translation: Konzepte von Nation ohne Nationalismus bei Kristeva, Montesquieu und Herder -
Universität Dortmund, 1995

65. Representation of Women.
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, March 1996

66. Neue Perspektiven der Autobiographiforschung.
Karl-Franzens-Universitat, Graz, Austria, 1997

67. Die Neue Frau und der Künstler-und Bohemeroman der Jahrhundertwende
Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, Austria, 1997

68. Weiblichkeit und ‘männliche Moderne’
Symposion “Identiaet(en) in der Moderne,”
Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz 1997

69. Renaming the Human: Lou Andreas Salome’s Becoming Woman
University of Iowa, 2000

70. Polyglot Spaces, Polyglot Practices--The Politics and Poetics of Mulilingual Textual Production
University of Iowa, 2000

71. Reading Other/Wise: Woman, National Allegory and a Space in-Between in
Leila Abouzeid’s The Year of the Elephant. A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence,
University of Iowa, 2000.

72. The Translator/Critic in the Age of Globalization. Benjamin’s Theory of
Translation and Postcolonial Thought
Penn State University, University Park, 2003

73. Lou Andreas-Salome: Reading Rilke and Kleist. Symposion “Gendered Academia” -
Kloster Seon, Germany, 2004

74. Poet and Polyglot. Translinguale Imagination im Werk Ingeborg Bachmanns -
Ingeborg Bachmann Symposium, Rome, Italy, 2004

75. Lou Andreas-Salome: Between East and West. Towards a Diversification of Modernism/Modernity -
Conference “Networking Women,” University of Florence, November 2004

76. Lou Andreas-Salome: Inventing Plentitude, Conference “Configurations of the Third” -
Cambridge University, 2005

77. Ausnahmezustand: Sprache und Gesetz in Bachmann and Agamben. Internationales Bachmann-Symposium -
University of Vienna, 2006

78. Poet in Dark Times: Ingeborg Bachmann -
University of Georgia, 2007

79. Images and the Politics of Invention: Walter Benjamin and Lou Andreas-Salome -
German Colloquium, Cornell University, 2009

80. Bachmann-the Public Intellectual -
Ingeborg Bachmann Symposium at Syracuse University, November 2010

81. In Transit: Yoko Tawada Lesen -
Yoko Tawada Workshop, University of Vienna (Austria), March 2011

82. Nachtrauer - Lou Andreas-Salomé's Rilke Book -
Lecture at the University of Miami, April 2011

83. Gender, Nation, and Immigration in Contemporary Europe -
Lecture at the European University of St. Petersburg (Russia), June 2011

84. Wort und Bild: Lou Andreas-Salomé und Walter Benjamin -
Lou Andreas-Salomé Symposium, Göttingen (Germany), June 2011

85. Benjamin: The Translator/Critic in the Age of Globalization -
Comparative Literature, University of Vienna (Austria), November 2012

86. Benjamin's "Übersetzung" in Postcolonial Thought -
Sympsion: "Benjamin's Figures," University of Leiden (Netherlands), August 2013

87. Lou Andreas-Salomé's Thought on Creativity -
German and Comparative Literature, Kyoto University (Japan), 2014


Papers at Professional Meetings

1. Feminismus und Moderne: Brennpunkt 1900 ‑
VII. Internationaler Germanisten Kongress, Göttingen, 1985

2. Ansätze und Modelle zur Erforschung des Beitrags von Frauen zur Literatur ‑
Deutscher Germanisten Kongress, Berlin, 1987

'3. Rethinking the Apollonian ‑ Dionysian. Nietzsche's Perspectivism and the Aesthetic State ‑ '
8th Annual Conference of Ancient Greek Philosophy, Baruch College, New York City, 1989

4. Revolution, Narration and the Female Heroine in the Late 18th Century Novel ‑
MW American Society for 18th‑Century Studies, Columbus, OH, 1989

5. The "Artist" as "Woman" ‑
MLA Washington, D.C., 1989

6. The Question of the Other(s). German and American Perspectives -
AATG Baden-Baden, 1992

7. Exile/Immigrant/Borderland: On Writing Postunification Identity - Christa Wolf's Auf dem Weg nach Tabou
German Studies Conference, Dallas, Texas, 1994

8. Nietzsche and the Greek -
13th Annual Conference of Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, 1994

9. Thinking through Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism (Session of the Lessing Society) -
MLA San Diego, 1994

10. Nation und Translation -
Kongress des Internationalen Germanisten Verbandes, Vancouver, Canada, 1995

11. Vom Nationalen zum Transnationalen Kanon -
Symposion der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, Marbach a.Neckar, 1996

12. Commentator ‘Savage Women:’ Taming Unruly Subjects in Imperial Germany -
German Studies Conference, Salt Lake City, 1998

13. Back to the Future: Some Thoughts on Feminist Utopian Thinking in the Age of Globalization -
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, 2001.

14. Benjamin’s Theory of Translation and Postcolonial Thought -
German Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, 2003

15. Beziehungsspiele-Handlungsräume (Commentator) -
German Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, 2003

16. Heinz Schlaffer’s “Die kurze Geschichte der Literatur” (Commentator) -
German Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, 2003

17. Masculinity and Stylistic Creativity in Modern Culture -
MLA, San Diego, 2003

18. Manifesto for a Transnational German Studies -
German Studies Annual Convention, Milwaukee, 2005

19. All in Two, Two in One, One in All – Lou Andreas-Salome’s Re-Valuing the Human -
ACLA Annual Convention, Princeton, 2006

20. East and West: Lou Andreas-Salome Russian Diary and the Politics of Invention -
German Studies Annual Convention, Minneapolis, 2007

21. Benjamin’s Aufgabe des Übersetzers in Postcolonial Thought -
ACLA’s Annual Convention, Harvard University, 2009

22. Respondent: Session on "Translation and the Construction of Transnational Memory" -
MLA Convention, Los Angeles, January 2011

23. Benjamin's Translator/Critic and the Politics of Difference -
German Studies Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2013

24. Practicing (Un)belonging - Tawada, the 'Specular Border Intellectual' -
European Social Science History Conference, Vienna (Austria), April 2014