Day 1

Panel 1: Anti(que) Myths: Reception of and Critique through Ancient Myths
Moderator: Michael Powers (Brown University)

Jacob A. VanderKolk (Penn State):
The Bonfire of the Nation Myth: Hermann Broch's Anti-Mythic Method in Der Tod des Vergil

Cindy K. Renker (University of Texas, Dallas):
Remnants of the Prometheus Myth in the Poetry of Paul Celan

Johannes Stobbe (Freie Universität Berlin):
“Arbeit an der Differenz”? Heiner Müller’s Reworking of Ancient Myth and Greek Tragedy in his Late Work



Panel 2: Vergangenheitsbewältigung as / through Myths
Moderator: Heidi Tworek (Harvard University)

Kathryn Sederberg (University of Michigan):
The Work of the Trümmerfrau: Rubble-Clearing and Forgetting in Postwar Germany

Jonathon M. Hoye & Benjamin Nienass (New School for Social Research, New York):
Myth-Making and the Arendtian Lens: Germany's Politics of Meta-Memory

Katharina Kim Wolff (Universität Hamburg):
Heilige Heimat, Untotes Volk: Myth-Destruction in Elfriede Jelinek's Polyphonic Monodrama Wolken.Heim