Workshop 8

61st Annual Convention of the GAAS

Würzburg, June 12-15, 2014

Risky Business: American Negotiations of 'Natural' Risks and Opportunities

Tim Lanzendörfer (Mainz)
Commercializing Risk and Facing Disaster: Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow

Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan)
Risk, Life, and the Logic of Immunity in Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow

Michaela Castellanos (Bayreuth)
Balancing on Irony's Edge: Risk Staging in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Julia Faisst (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Wear Your Shelter: Natural Risks and Speculative Sustainability in Mary Mattingly's Nomadographies

Sonja Schillings (FU Berlin)
A Narrow Vision of Humanity: The Risks of Objectivity Claims to Nature and Family in Flannery O'Connor's "A View of the Woods"

Julia Leyda (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)
Hyperbolic Risk and Neoliberal Resilience: Superstorm Sandy and Sharknado as Transmedia Events


Florian Groß
Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Englisches Seminar
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover

Susanne Leikam
American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany