Siblings in Literature and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Link to Siblings ConferenceFriday, September 24, 2021, 8 a.m. – 12 noon (Pacific Daylight Time)

This international symposium brings together scholars investigating the representation of sibling bonds in literary, theoretical, biographical, and creative nonfictional texts. With sibling studies on the rise in the last couple of decades over a range of disciplines, a better understanding is emerging of what siblings contribute to the dynamics of the family and how family stories are told. The speakers participating in our symposium are at the forefront of this conversation, and we are inviting everyone to join and participate.

 

 

Schedule

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    8-8:15 am

    Introduction

    Martin Klebes, German & Scandinavian, University of Oregon

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    8:15-8:30am

    "Bennet Sisters and Karamazov Brothers: Verticle and Lateral Approaches to Plot in England and Russia"

    Anna Berman, Slavonic Studies, Cambridge University

    Click here for full paper: berman_bennet_sisters_and_karamazov_brothers.pdf

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    8:30-9am

    Discussion

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    9-9:15 am

    "Undomesticated Matters: An Epistemology of Race, Kinship, and Nation"

    Stefani Elngelstein, German Studies, Duke University

    Paper available by request from: klebes@uoregon.edu

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    9:15-9:45 AM

    Discussion

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    10-10:15 am

    "Family Memory -- Discussing a Relational Approach to Biography"

    Nicole Immler, Department of Citizenship and the Humanisation of the Public Sector, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

    Click here for full paper: immler_familymemory.pdf

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    10:15-10:30 am

    Discussion

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    10:30-10:45 am

    "You Robbie, You Baka: Creative Nonfiction, Disability, and Extending the Borders of Brotherhood"

    Brian Trapp, Creative Writing Program, Univesity of Oregon

    Click here for full paper: you_robbie_you_baka_sibs.pdf

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    10:45-11:15 am

    Discussion

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    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Open Roundtable

Siblings Conference Image 2During the symposium presenters will not read their papers but will expand on them to facilitate extended discussion. Everyone is invited to read the papers beforehand and to participate in the exchanges.

The Zoom Webinar link will be made available by the week of the symposium.

We are gratefully acknowledging support for this event from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon.