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Saturday, 29 December

620. New Women Writers in the “Berlin Republic”

7:15–8:30 p.m., Superior B, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by Women in German

Presiding: Denise M. Della Rossa, Univ. of Notre Dame

1. “Pop and Politics: Berlin Author Tanja Dückers,” Caroline Schaumann, Emory Univ.

2. “Es ‘lässt sich nicht lesen’: Berlin’s Undecipherable Urban Topography in the Works of Julia Franck, Inka Parei, and Judith Hermann,” Sylvia H. Rieger, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

3. “Spieltrieb: The Apotheosis of Pop,” Margaret R. McCarthy, Davidson Coll.

4. “Memories of the ‘Zonenmädchen’ in Women’s Narratives of Growing Up in the GDR: Zonenkinder, Schokoladenkind, and Meine freie deutsche Jugend,” Wendy Graham Westphal, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

Respondent: Corinna Kahnke, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

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