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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, room 304] from 14:30 Registration 15.30-16:30 Postgraduate Forum (room 001) “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 (room 001) Beyond Disgust: The Popfeminist Politics of Body Positivity Elisabeth Lechner (Vienna) Heroism in Doctor Who Maria-Xenia Hardt (Freiburg) 18:00 – 18:30 Coffee Break 18:30-19:00 Opening Addresses 19:00-20:00 Keynote (Chair: Thomas Kühn) Age and the Lens of Dress: Intersections of Time, Embodiment and Culture Julia Twigg (University of Kent) 20:00 Conference Warming (Restaurant "Korfu") FRIDAY // 23.11.2018 SECTION I: OLD BUT (STILL) KICKING 09:00 – 10:00 No Time to Retire (Chair: Marie Hologa) 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 (Gloucestershire) 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:30 Ageing Rebels (Chair: Gabriele Linke) Visible and Vocal: Ageing Women and the Impact of Punk Identity 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: THE FOURTH AGE 12:00 – 13:00 Old Age and/as Disease (Chair: Wolfgang Funk) Of Methuselah Mice and Men: Contemporary Discourses of Curing Age Susanne Bayerlipp (Hildesheim) Visualizing Memory Loss and the Politics of Representation in Contemporary Portraiture Sara Strauss (Paderborn) 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break 13:30 – 14:30 [Special Lunchtime Lecture (room 001): The Middle-Aged Women’s Perception of Aging and Age in Shiraz Halimeh Enayat, Maryam Hosseini, Razieh Rayanpour (Shiraz, Iran)] 13:00 – 15:00 [Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, room 016] 15:00 – 16:00 The Politics of Care (Chair: Sebastian Berg) Translating Difference as Culture? Care for Elderly Turkish Migrants in Vienna and Amsterdam Brigitte Möller (Vienna) Internalized Ageism in a Nursing Home Jolien Makkinga (Amsterdam) 16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break 16:15 – 17:15 Keynote (Chair: Robert Troschitz) Pain, Suffering and Abjection under the Shadow of the Fourth Age 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 (Restaurant Italienisches Dörfchen) SATURDAY // 24.11.2018 SECTION III: (DESTABILISING) NORMS OF AGEING 09:30 – 11:00 Women, Power, Media (Chair: Dorothea Flothow) 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 Television Crime Dramas Özlem Sarica (Freiburg) Agevertising? Can Age-related Advertising Serve as an Instrument of Empowerment? Christiane Nakao (Hamburg) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break 11:30 – 12:30 Old Age between Senex and Eros (Chair: Cornelia Wächter) 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) 12:30 – 12:45 Closing Remarks 12:45 Farewell Lunch
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