9 / 10th ANNUAL SESSION OF THE SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION


Mediterranean, Balkans, Orient, Identity, Alterity, and Alienity in German Language, Literature, and Culture

14 – 18 November 2017   print this page

Conference organizers:

Vedad Smailagić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wolfgang Müller-Funk, University of Vienna, Austria

Anita Pavić Pintarić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Zaneta Sambunjak, University of Zadar, Croatia

Tomislav Zelić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Hermann Scheuringer, University of Regensburg, Germany

Mario Grizelj, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany


Conference description:

Alterity and Alienity are fundamental catergories of cultural imaginary: „Foreign countries, uncanny monsters, murderous wars or social differences – such and similar phenomena that do not only incite estrangement and insecurity if they are not fraught with danger but also constitute identity through delimitations are one of the most constant and fascinating occupations” (Lubrich 2004) not only in literature in particular but also in language and culure in general. We want to take up these considerations inquiring into the three discourse formations known as ‚Orientalism‘, ‚Balkanism‘ and ‚Mediterranism‘. We differentiate alterity and alienity such that alterity as ‚translatable difference‘ is appropriable on principle, while alienity as ‚radical difference‘ remains absolutely inaccessible in order to examine linguistic, literary, and cultural imaginations, judgments, and prejudices about the ‚Mediterranean‘, the ‚Balkans‘ and the ‚Orient‘ as the inner and outer self and other of Europe or respectively Southeastern Europe. In doing so, we will not lose out of sight historical and contemporary realities. This set of problems is virulent and controversial especially nowadays as many refugees are seeking entry to the ‚Occident‘ over the Meditterranean Sea and the so-called ‚Balkan route‘.

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www.uni-regensburg.de/forschung/dimos

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https://networks.h-net.org/node/79435/discussions/159294/cfp-mittelmeer-balkan-orient-%E2%80%93-identit%C3%A4t-alterit%C3%A4t-und-alienit%C3%A4t

Conference Team:

Larissa Holz, University of Zadar

Marija Perić, University of Zadar

Martina Lučić, University of Zadar


Conference lecturers:

Miodrag Vukčević, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Aneta Stojić, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Boris Dudaš, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Nejra Ljubović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vahidin Preljević, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vedad Smailagić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Džana Zahirović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eldi Grubišić-Pulišelić, University of Split, Croatia

Andrea Meixner, Uppsala University, Sweden

Wolfgang Müller-Funk, University of Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Müller Funk, University of Vienna, Austria

Ivana Bašić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dragica Rajčić, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Maja Stefanović, University of Niš, Serbia

Jasmina Zlatarević, University of Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marisa Janku, University of Tirana, Albania

Brikena Kadzedaj, University of Tirana, Albania

Larissa Holz, University of Zadar, Abkhazia

Geriena Karačić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Martina Lučić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Anita Pavić Pintarić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Marija Perić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Zaneta Sambunjak, University of Zadar, Croatia

Tomislav Zelić, University of Zadar, Croatia

Teuta Abrashi, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Albulena Blakaj - Gashi, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Vjosa Hamiti, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Blerte Ismajli, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Milote Sadiku, University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Johannes Georg Lughofer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Irena Samide, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Urška Valenčić Arh, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hermann Scheuringer, University of Regensburg, Germany

Ljiljana Aćimović, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Emina Avdić, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Baur Rupprecht, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Amir Blažević, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Emilija Bojkovska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Stefan Börnchen, University of Koeln, Germany

Amela Ćurković, University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ana Foteva, University American College, Skopje, Macedonia

Mario Grizelj, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Johann Holzner, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Yvonne Hütter, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Ljubomir Ivanović, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, Montenegro

Biljana Ivanovska, "Goce Delcev" University , Macedonia

Anna Just, University of Warsaw, Poland

Daniela Kirschstein, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Jelena Knežević, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, Montenegro

Anđelka Krstanović, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stefan Lindinger, University of Atena, Greece

Ewa Majewska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Alexa Mathias, University Gottfried Lenz, Hannover, Germany

Katharina Meiser, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Zorica Nikolovska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Branka Ognjenovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Nikolina Pandža, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Adrian Ramabaja, University of Osijek, Croatia

Klaus Schuricht, University of Applied Sciences Hoffenheim, Germany

Silvana Simoska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Bisera Stankova, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Jagoda Strezovska, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Macedonia, Macedonia

Gezim Xhaferri, South East European University, Tetovo , Macedonia

Amira Žmirić, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina