9 / 10th ANNUAL SESSION OF THE SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Mediterranean, Balkans, Orient, Identity, Alterity, and Alienity in German Language, Literature, and Culture

14 – 18 November 2017        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Vedad Smailagić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wolfgang Müller-Funk, University of Vienna, Austria
Anita Pavić Pintarić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Zaneta Sambunjak, University of Zadar, Croatia
Tomislav Zelić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Hermann Scheuringer, University of Regensburg, Germany
Mario Grizelj, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany


Conference description:

Alterity and Alienity are fundamental catergories of cultural imaginary: „Foreign countries, uncanny monsters, murderous wars or social differences – such and similar phenomena that do not only incite estrangement and insecurity if they are not fraught with danger but also constitute identity through delimitations are one of the most constant and fascinating occupations” (Lubrich 2004) not only in literature in particular but also in language and culure in general. We want to take up these considerations inquiring into the three discourse formations known as ‚Orientalism‘, ‚Balkanism‘ and ‚Mediterranism‘. We differentiate alterity and alienity such that alterity as ‚translatable difference‘ is appropriable on principle, while alienity as ‚radical difference‘ remains absolutely inaccessible in order to examine linguistic, literary, and cultural imaginations, judgments, and prejudices about the ‚Mediterranean‘, the ‚Balkans‘ and the ‚Orient‘ as the inner and outer self and other of Europe or respectively Southeastern Europe. In doing so, we will not lose out of sight historical and contemporary realities. This set of problems is virulent and controversial especially nowadays as many refugees are seeking entry to the ‚Occident‘ over the Meditterranean Sea and the so-called ‚Balkan route‘.

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Conference Team:

Larissa Holz, University of Zadar

Marija Perić, University of Zadar

Martina Lučić, University of Zadar


Conference lecturers

Miodrag Vukčević, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Aneta Stojić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Boris Dudaš, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Nejra Ljubović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vahidin Preljević, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vedad Smailagić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Džana Zahirović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Eldi Grubišić-Pulišelić, University of Split, Croatia
Andrea Meixner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Wolfgang Müller-Funk, University of Vienna, Austria
Wolfgang Müller Funk, University of Vienna, Austria
Ivana Bašić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dragica Rajčić, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Maja Stefanović, University of Niš, Serbia
Jasmina Zlatarević, University of Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marisa Janku, University of Tirana, Albania
Brikena Kadzedaj, University of Tirana, Albania
Larissa Holz, University of Zadar, Abkhazia
Geriena Karačić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Martina Lučić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Anita Pavić Pintarić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Marija Perić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Zaneta Sambunjak, University of Zadar, Croatia
Tomislav Zelić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Teuta Abrashi, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Albulena Blakaj - Gashi, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Vjosa Hamiti, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Blerte Ismajli, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Milote Sadiku, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Johannes Georg Lughofer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Irena Samide, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Urška Valenčić Arh, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hermann Scheuringer, University of Regensburg, Germany
Ljiljana Aćimović, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Emina Avdić, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Baur Rupprecht, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Amir Blažević, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Emilija Bojkovska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Stefan Börnchen, University of Koeln, Germany
Amela Ćurković, University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ana Foteva, University American College, Skopje, Macedonia
Mario Grizelj, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Johann Holzner, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Yvonne Hütter, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Ljubomir Ivanović, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, Montenegro
Biljana Ivanovska, "Goce Delcev" University , Macedonia
Anna Just, University of Warsaw, Poland
Daniela Kirschstein, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Jelena Knežević, University of Montenegro, Nikšić, Montenegro
Anđelka Krstanović, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stefan Lindinger, University of Atena, Greece
Ewa Majewska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Alexa Mathias, University Gottfried Lenz, Hannover, Germany
Katharina Meiser, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
Zorica Nikolovska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Branka Ognjenovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Nikolina Pandža, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Adrian Ramabaja, University of Osijek, Croatia
Klaus Schuricht, University of Applied Sciences Hoffenheim, Germany
Silvana Simoska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Bisera Stankova, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Jagoda Strezovska, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Macedonia, Macedonia
Gezim Xhaferri, South East European University, Tetovo , Macedonia
Amira Žmirić, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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