Region and the Short Form in American Literature

    Symposium in Honor of Jochen Achilles

    July 26-27, 2018

    University of Würzburg

    Rooms 2.013 and 2.014, Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminargebäude Z6, Am Hubland

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    13:15-14:15: Konferenzeröffnung: Grußworte und Laudationes

    14:15-14:30: Short Break

    14:30-16:00: Panel I

    Chair: Sabrina Hüttner, M. A. (Würzburg)

    16:00-16:30: Coffee Break

    16:30-18:00: Panel II

    Chair: PD Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez (Würzburg)

    • 16:30-17:15: Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf (Frankfurt): “Violence in the South: Charles W. Chesnutt’s ‘The Sheriff’s Children’” (abstract)
    • 17:15-18:00: Prof. Dr. Erik Redling (Halle): “Literary Anthropology and Dialect Writing: Zora Neale Hurston’s Recordings of Regional and Urban Vernacular Speech in Her Short Fiction” (abstract)

    19:00: Conference Dinner

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    9:30-11:00: Panel III

    Chair: Dr. Sladja Blažan (Würzburg)

    • 9:30-10:15: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kunow (Potsdam): “The White Man's Medical Burden: US Colonialism and Disease Ecologies in Jack London's Hawai'ian Stories” (abstract)
    • 10:15-11:00: Prof. Dr. Klaus Benesch (München): “Critical Regionalism Revisited: Trump, Nativism, and the Idea of Home in a Globalizing World” (abstract)

    11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

    11:30-13:00: Panel IV

    Chair: Stefan Hippler, M. A. (Würzburg)

    13:00: End of Conference

    13:30: Farewell Lunch