Friday, 07 January
274. Herta Müller: East-West Perspectives
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 406A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Romanian Studies Association of America
Presiding: Anca Luca Holden, Mount Holyoke Coll.; Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Speakers: Karin Bauer, McGill Univ.; Catalina Florina Florescu, Hoboken, NJ; Maria S. Grewe, Columbia Univ.; Anca Luca Holden; Ramona Uritescu-Lombard
This roundtable examines German and Romanian perspectives on Herta Müller’s contested German and Romanian literary belonging(s) that investigate the mutually generative relation between narrative and identity. Presentations will focus on Müller’s aesthetic explorations of totalitarianism, oppression, fear, alienation, and issues pertaining to cultural and personal identity in her work. The discussions aim to compare and contrast Müller’s narrative and poetic strategies that inform her aesthetics of resistance.
For abstracts, visit www.thersaa.org after 1 Dec.