Conference on Foreigners and Outsiders in Modern European Culture

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
311 Glasscock Building, Texas A&M University

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About the Conference

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Conference sponsored by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
France/Texas A&M University Institute (Centre Pluridisciplinaire)
Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS)
Department of International Studies

Conference Schedule:

All events in room 311 Glasscock Building, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

9:1510:00            Breakfast

10:00-12:00          Session 1 • Chair: Apostolos Vasilakis, Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of English, Texas A&M University

Rob Zaretsky (University of Houston): “The View from Bodrum: Herodotus, Aylan Kurdi and Us”

Susan Rubin Suleiman (Harvard University, TIAS Faculty Fellow): “Foreigners and Strangers: Jews in France between the two World Wars”

Atina Grossmann (The Cooper Union): “From Survivor to Displaced Person to ‘Homeless Foreigner’: Refugee Jews in Postwar Germany”

12:00-1:30            Lunch break

1:30-3:30              Session 2 • Chair: TBD

Lia Brozgal (University of California Los Angeles): “Not Quite White, Surely Not Black: Negotiations of Visible Difference in France”

Bob Shandley (Texas A&M University): “The Racialization of Migration Politics in Germany”

Dinah Hannaford (Texas A&M University): “‘Useful Invaders’: Contemporary African Migration to Europe”

3:30-4:00              Coffee & cookie break

4:00-5:00              Artist’s Presentation

Ken Aptekar: Slideshow and discussion of his current art exhibit in Lübeck, Germany, “Nachbarn: Neighbors in a German Town”

5:00-5:30             Wrap-up discussion

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Presenters:

Rob Zaretsky, University of Houston
“The View from Bodrum: Herodotus, Aylan Kurdi and Us”

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Susan Rubin Suleiman, Harvard University, TIAS Faculty Fellow
“Foreigners and Strangers: Jews in France between the two World Wars”

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Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union
“From Survivor to Displaced Person to ‘Homeless Foreigner’: Refugee Jews in Postwar Germany”

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Lia Brozgal, University of California Los Angeles
“Not Quite White, Surely Not Black: Negotiations of Visible Difference in France”

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Bob Shandley, Texas A&M University)
“The Racialization of Migration Politics in Germany”

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Dinah Hannaford, Texas A&M University)
“‘Useful Invaders’: Contemporary African Migration to Europe”

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Ken Aptekar, artist
Slideshow and discussion of his current art exhibit in Lübeck, Germany, “Nachbarn: Neighbors in a German Town”

Bio coming soon…

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