Day 2



Panel 3: Mythmaking = Community-Making?
Moderator: Jonathan Sozek (Brown University)

Benjamin Brand (Brown University):
Wieland’s Exodus of the Abderites: An Etiologic Myth of Irony as Resolution of the Cosmopolitanism / Patriotism-Conflict

Eliah M. Bures (University of California, Berkeley):
“Leute von Übermorgen und von Vorgestern”: Myth, Community, and Spiritual Resistance in Ernst Jünger’s Postwar Imagination

Eric Scheufler (University of Washington, Seattle):
Collecting (Hi)Stories: Exploring the Other, the Self, and the Nation through Trojanow’s Der Weltensammler













Panel 4: German Nationalism and its Myths
Moderator: Sonja Glaab (Brown University)

Thomas Wortmann (Universität zu Köln):
Neglecting Hermann: Droste's Westphälische Schilderungen (with a sideglance at Die Judenbuche)

Dagmar Paulus (University of Nottingham):
Mountains, Myths, and the German Nation: Historical Discourse in Wilhelm Raabe's Novel Nach dem großen Kriege

Nicolas Bechter (Hebrew University, Jerusalem):
Myth, History, and Romantic Anticapitalism in the Works of Richard Wagner



Panel 5: National Identities - Mythical Identities?
Moderator: Silja Maehl (Brown University)


Beyza Atmaca (Penn State):
Myth and Identity in Zafer Şenocak's Köşk

Alisa van Kleef (Rice University, Houston):
Towards an Historical Understanding of Thomas Mann's Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen

Rebecca Dolgoy (Université de Montréal):
Bullet Holes, Red Arrows, Facades: Mythological History and Three Berlin Museums


Closing Remarks