Full Conference Programme

Department of German and Dutch
“Germany in 2015”
Undergraduate Conference in German Studies
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 21 February 2015
From 9.30 am Registration and coffee
10.00 am Welcome
(Professor Sarah Colvin)
Bateman Auditorium
10.15 am Panel 1: Language matters
Chair: Pavlo Shopin (Cambridge). Respondent: Leila Essa (Cambridge)
Anna Collier (Bristol), ‘Das Englische ist auf dem Vormarsch’
Elizabeth Nichols (Queen Mary), Anredepronomen
Joseph Prestwich (KCL), The translation of German texts into English
11.15 am Panel 2: Gender matters
Chair and respondent: Ina Linge (Cambridge)
Silvia Feindt (UCL/Freiburg), Gender in the media
Eleanor Linsell (Leeds), The changing face of sexual politics in Germany: lust and law in 2015
Emma Watson (Leeds), LGBT in Germany
Bateman Room
Bateman Auditorium
1.15 pm Panel 3: Social questions, social problems
Chair: Ali Jones (Cambridge). Respondent: Rafael Dernbach (Cambridge)
Sona Jalilzadeh Afshari (KCL), Extremismus in Deutschland
Kirsten Hald (Nottingham), Who is a German?
Daniel Walsh (Bangor), Pressures on workers in Germany
12.15 Lunch
Bateman Auditorium
2.15 pm Keynote speech and discussion: Germany in Europe in 2015
Chair: Professor Joachim Whaley (Caius)
Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament)
Michael Binyon (The Times)
Professor Christopher Clark (Cambridge)
Professor Anne Fuchs (Warwick)
Bateman Room
3.30 pm Coffee
Bateman Auditorium
4 pm Panel 4: Memory and renewal
Chair: Christoph Pretzer (Cambridge). Respondent: Rob Craig (Cambridge)
Mark McFadden (Birmingham), Constructing the new (old) Berlin Republic
Sophia Danielsson-Waters (Nottingham), Commemoration of the Holocaust
Laura Bannister (Leeds), A new era of Vergangenheitsbewältigung
Bateman Auditorium
5 pm Where now? Outlooks and careers in and after German Studies
Chair: Dr Charlotte Lee (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Nicky Bolster (Television Producer/Director and Journalist)
K.T. Bosse-Foy (PR and communications executive for NOMOS Glashütte)
Niall Sheridan (commercial real estate investment)
6 pm Drinks reception
* Posters present a topic in outline on paper, and may be viewed in the Bateman Room
throughout the conference and discussed with their authors during the lunch break.
Richelle Whitehead, The closure of British military bases in Germany
Elizabeth Orrin, Multiculturalism in German cinema.