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 THURSDAY // 22.11.2018 13:00-15:00 [Meeting of the Board and Advisory Council of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures] from 14:30 Registration 15.30-16:30 Postgraduate Forum “Still Creating a Fuss”: Negotiating Sexuality and Ageing in British Sitcoms (1990-present) Franziska Röber (Dresden) Political Bodies: Embodiments of 20th- and 21st-Century British Political Figures in Contemporary British Plays Eva Kirbach (Gießen) 16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break 17:00-18:00 Postgraduate Forum Beyond Disgust: The Popfeminist Politics of Body Positivity Elisabeth Lechner (Wien) Heroism in Doctor Who Maria-Xenia Hardt (Freiburg) 18:00 – 18:30 Coffee Break 18:30-19:00 Opening: Welcome Addresses 19:00-20:00 Keynote Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture Julia Twigg (University of Kent) 20:00 Conference Warming FRIDAY // 23.11.2018 SECTION I: OLD BUT (STILL) KICKING 09:00 – 10:00 No Time to Retire Ageing Rock Stars! (I hope I get old before I die) Christian Huck (Kiel) Ageing, Deferred Retirement, and the Embodied Politics of Stardom Josephine Dolan (Bristol) 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:30 Ageing Rebels The Ageing Experience of Women in the UK who Identified with Punk Culture Alison Willmott (Gloucestershire) Old Age as Horror Vision or Imagined Comfort Zone in the Fiction of Once Angry Young Writers Ingrid von Rosenberg (Berlin) 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break SECTION II: OLD AGE AND/AS DISEASE 12:00 – 13:00 Curing Age and Dreaming of Immortality Of Methuselah Mice and Men: Contemporary Discourses of Curing Age Susanne Bayerlipp (Hildesheim) And All the Days of Methuselah: Posthuman Immortality and Its De-Humanising Affect in Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon René Schallegger (Klagenfurt) 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break [Meeting of the Editorial Committee of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures] 15:00-16:00 Negotiating ‘Decline’ Visualizing Memory Loss and the Politics of Representation in Contemporary Portraiture Sara Strauss (Paderborn) Internalized Ageism in a Nursing Home Jolien Makkinga (Amsterdam) 16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break 16:15 – 17:15 Keynote Exploring the Darker Side of Ageing: Abjection, Pain and Suffering Chris Gilleard (University College London) 17:30– 19:15 [Annual General Meeting of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures] 20:00 Conference Dinner SATURDAY // 24.11.2018 SECTION III: (DESTABILISING) NORMS OF AGEING 09:30 – 10:30 Empowering the Elderly Anocriticism as Resistance: Narratives of Age/ing Against the Grain Roberta Maierhofer (Graz) Agevertising? Can Age-related Advertising Serve as an Instrument of Empowerment? Christiane Nakao (Hamburg) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 – 12:00 Fictions of Female Ageing Towards a Room of Her Own: Locating the Ageing Woman in the Late Victorian and Edwardian Era Maria Gürtner (Regensburg) Age as a Classifier for the Female Heroic in Crime Fiction Özlem Sarica (Freiburg) 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Break 12:45 - 13:45 Old Age between Senex and Eros Secret(ly) Aging Man: The Spectre of Aging in the James Bond Franchise Wieland Schwanebeck (Dresden) Old Age and Desire in Film Lena Eckert and Silke Martin (Erfurt) 13:45 – 14:15 Open Discussion, Closing Remarks
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