Thursday, 29 December
427. The Presence of the Past I: Cinema and Performance
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Hemisphere, Washington Hilton
Program arranged by the Division on German Literature to 1700
Presiding: Glenn E. Ehrstine, Univ. of Iowa
1. “Cannibalizing History: Traditions of the Exotic in Werner Herzog’s South American Films,” Richard John Ascarate, George Washington Univ.
2. “Why the Modern State Is a Thing of the Past: Carnivalesque Film and the Democratic Ideal,” Evelyn Preuss, Yale Univ.
3. “The German Passion Play and Contemporary American Theater: On an Interpretation by Arena Stage,” Jutta Eming, Freie Universität Berlin