Sektion I:
Spoken English Through the Centuries
Leitung: Claudia Claridge (Duisburg-Essen), Ilka Mindt (Potsdam)

Merja Kytö (Uppsala)
Thema TBA

Dagmar Barth-Weingarten (IDS, Mannheim)
On the role of prosody and phonology in signaling discourse functions in spoken English: The many shades of and

Ulrike Gut (Augsburg)
Relativization in English conversations

Beatrix Busse (Bern)
The Syntax of Early Modern ‘Spoken’ English and Expressions of Stance

Magnus Huber (Giessen)
Trial proceedings as a source of spoken English. A critical evaluation based on the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn)
Small talk: Units, sequencing, realizations

Hermine Penz (Graz)
English as a lingua franca (ELF) in intercultural communication

Andrea Sand (Trier), Merle Tönnies (Paderborn)
The Features and Meanings of Orality in Black British Performance Poetry
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Sektion II:
Beyond Adaptation? Literature, Film, Theatre
Leitung: Pascal Nicklas (Berlin), Rainer Emig (Hannover)

Imelda Whelehan (De Montford University, Leicester)
'Impure Cinema' and the struggle for purity: Recent tendencies in adaptation criticism

Ina Bergmann (Würzburg)
Reanimated Classics

Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier (Klagenfurt)
Art and Artificiality: Opera film as melodramatic spectacle and sensual excess


Beatrix Hesse (Bamberg)
Unreliable Narration in Fiction and Film: Asylum, Notes on a Scandal, Atonement

Lucia Krämer (Hannover)
Adaptation, Experience and Authority

Katharina Rennhak (München)
Documentary Plays as Adaptations and Appropriations; or What Kind of Stuff Hap-pens in Stuff Happens, and to What Effect?

Monika Seidl (Wien)
Original Renewal and the Adaptation of Classics

Dirk Vanderbeke (Jena)
Filming Ulysses
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Sektion III:
Historicising the Popular
Leitung: Christian Huck (Erlangen), Roger Lüdeke (Düsseldorf)

Christoph Reinfandt (Tübingen)
Thema Historicising the Popular: A Survey

Ingo Berensmeyer, Martin Spies (Gießen)
The Tudors in the Victorian Popular Imagination: Ainsworth's Tower and Brough's Field

Monika Seidl (Wien)
Sublime and Beautiful. Traditions of Romantic Visuality in Computer Games

Gabriele Rippl (Bern)
How Popular Is It? Neil Gaiman's Sandman

Lars Eckstein (Tübingen)
The Culture of Lyrics

Kai Merten (Kiel)
The Scottish Enlightenment and the Invention of Popular Culture in 18th-Century Britain

Michael C. Frank (Konstanz)
Narratives of Martian Invasion from Late Victorianism to the Post-9/11 World: Genre Memory and Discourse History

Bettina Boecker (München)
Reading the Romance: Escapism and the Containment of the Imaginary in Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote
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Sektion IV:
(Post-)Colonial Discourses: British Images of Australia in Literature and Art, Australian Responses
Leitung: Adi Wimmer (Klagenfurt), Andreas Gaile (Mainz)

Nicholas Birns (New School, Eugene Lang College, New York City)
Something To Keep You Steady: The Britain-Australia Bond and Global Resonance

Gerd Bayer (Erlangen)
Writing the Penitentiary: Voicing Australia’s Colonial Crimes

Norbert Lennartz (Bonn)
Another Heart of Darkness – Images of Australia in Late Victorian Fiction

Anja Müller (Bamberg)
Our Antipodean Victorians – Australian Neo-Victorian Novels

Stefan Welz (Leipzig)
Henry Handel Richardson: Australische Identitätskonstruktion zwischen Grossbritannien und Deutschland

Agnes Toth (Debrecen)
Screening the Colonial Romance

Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (Bonn)
Australia, England, France and Italy: Travels in Cultural History in Martin Boyd's Lucinda Brayford
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Sektion V:
Literature and Silence
Leitung: Ina Habermann (Basel), Annette Kern-Stähler (Duisburg-Essen)

Michael Symmons Roberts (Mancherster Metropolitan University)
Thema TBA

Martina Häcker (Freiburg)
'Silence' in Middle English and Early Modern English Letters

Martin Butler (Duisburg-Essen)
(Dis)Remembering the Puritan Past: Silence as Strategy and Theme in Representa-tions of the American Story of Origin

Christoph Schubert (Würzburg)
How to Do Things Without Words: A Pragmatic Analysis of Zero Speech Acts in Dramatic Interaction

Felix Sprang (Hamburg)
'Thought will not work except in Silence' – Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus and the symbol as a conciliator between speech and silence

Christian Schmitt-Kilb (Frankfurt/Main)
The Forms and Meanings of Silence in Graham Swift’s Shuttlecock (1981) and Wa-terland (1983): Madness, Strategy, Gender, Metafiction

Lena Steveker (Saarbrücken)
'You must recover your speech at once': Silence and Trauma in Pat Barker’s Rege-neration Trilogy

Kirsten A. Sandrock (Göttingen)
Making Meaning by Resisting It: Silences in Contemporary Trauma Literature
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Sektion VI:
Leitung: Ralph Schneider (Bielefeld), Stephanie Hackert (Augsburg)

Raphael Hörmann (Rostock)
"Death in all its Horrors": Silencing the Haitian Slave Revolution in British Contemporary Discourse?

Jürgen Meyer (Halle-Wittenberg)
New Trends: New Historicism between New Philology, Critique génetique, and Reading History

Hildegard L.C. Tristram (Freiburg), Christina Bismark (Freiburg)
On the Demise of Morphological Complexity in English and the Insular Celtic Lan-guages
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