Cornell Conference, October 2018

Cornell Conference, October 2018

Alexander Kluge: New Perspectives on Creative Arts and Critical Practice

October 11-13, 2018, Cornell University

Organizer: Leslie A. Adelson, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Co-sponsored by Cornell University’s Institute for German Cultural Studies, Society for the Humanities, Cornell Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Library, Departments of German Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, and New German Critique.

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Thursday, October 11

  • 4:30pm Opening Remarks & Welcome  Organizer Leslie A. Adelson (Ithaca) 
  • 4:45pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Michael W. Jennings (Princeton) Untimely Interventions: Alexander Kluge & the German Media Landscape
  • 7:30pm Experimental Minute Films by Alexander Kluge (2018) discussants Erik Born & Sabine Haenni. CORNELL CINEMA, Willard Straight Theatre

Friday, October 12

  • 9am Alan Beyerchen (Portland) Kluge and Clausewitz: Chance & Imagination in the Real World. Respondent: Max Pensky (Binghamton)
  • 10:15am Alexander Kluge (Munich remote) & Kevin Ernste (Ithaca) The Music of History, the Polyphony of Things a conversation inspired by The Temple of the Scapegoat (2018)
  • 11:30am Ross Etherton (Wooster) Interrupting the War Machine. Respondent: Suman Seth (Ithaca)
  • 12:30pm LUNCH Film available for lunchtime viewing: A. Kluge, On Differences in Speaking: 20 Examples (2016)
  • 2pm Alexander Kluge (Munich remote) “Theory like swimming in the storm” co-moderators Leslie A. Adelson & Richard Langston (Chapel Hill)
  • 4pm Hans Jürgen Scheuer (Berlin) Tricksterprosa: Alexander Kluges apokryphes Erzählen. Respondent: Erik Born (Ithaca)
  • 5pm Dorothea Walzer (Bochum) Marx as a Model and Question: Alexander Kluge’s Critical Inquiries. Respondent: Paul Fleming (Ithaca)
  • 8pm Ben Lerner (New York City) The Snows of Venice: The Lerner-Kluge Container. Literary reading and discussion moderated by Leslie Adelson. Klarman Auditorium, Klarman Hall

Saturday, October 13

  • 9am Erik Porath (Berlin) Alexander Kluge: Text & Bild—eine unendliche Beziehung. Respondent: Patrizia C. McBride (Ithaca)
  • 10am Sabine Haenni (Ithaca) Time Lapse: Preliminary Notes on Alexander Kluge & City Symphonies. Respondent: Esra Akcan (Ithaca)
  • 10am Sabine Haenni (Ithaca) Time Lapse: Preliminary Notes on Alexander Kluge & City Symphonies. Respondent: Esra Akcan (Ithaca)
  • 11:30am Juan-Jacques Aupiais (Ithaca) Alexander Kluge’s Parallel Globalizations: Other Places, Other Lives, Writing Otherwise. Respondent: Brett de Bary (Ithaca)
  • 12:30pm LUNCH
  • 2pm Tara Hottman (Berkeley) Kluge’s Installations. Respondent: Richard Langston (Chapel Hill)
  • 3pm Ulrike Vedder (Berlin) Musealisierung und Vergegenwärtigung: Alexander Kluges Museumskonstellationen. Respondent: Annetta Alexandridis (Ithaca)
  • 4:30pm Alexis Radisoglou (Oxford) (Anti-)Realism for the Anthropocene: Kluge’s Political Aesthetic for the 21st Century. Respondent: Matthew Miller (Colgate in Hamilton)
  • 5:30pm concluding roundtable with Susan Buck-Morss (New York City), Richard Langston, and Leslie Adelson