At-a-glance Programme

View of the Ever Given from a village along the Suez Canal, March 2021. Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany.

Scroll down for an outline of our full programme.
All panels can be accessed via our Digital Meeting Room, linking from there to Webex (desktop or browser).
To access live sessions, please use the password obtained upon registering to enter the Digital Meeting Room.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021
15:45 Berlin
(6:45 Los Angeles, 9:45 NYC,10:45 Buenos Aires, 19:15 New Delhi)
16:00 Berlin
(7:00 Los Angeles, 10:00 NYC, 11:00 Buenos Aires, 19:30 New Delhi)
Conference Opening
by the Directors of the EXC 2020
Andrew James Johnston and Anita Traninger
and the Conference Organisers
Frank Kelleter, Miltos Pechlivanos, and Chunjie Zhang
Panel 1: Competing Notions of the Global
16:30-18:00 Berlin
(7:30-9:00 Los Angeles, 10:30-12:00 NYC,
11:30-13:00 Buenos Aires, 20:00-21:30 New Delhi)
Part 1
Moderated by Simon Godart (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Chunjie Zhang (University of California, Davis), “World as Method in the Early Twentieth Century: A Comparative Perspective”
Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020), “What is the ‘Global’ in Global History?”
18:00-19:00 Berlin
(9:00-10:00 Los Angeles, 12:00-13:00 NYC, 13:00-14:00 Buenos Aires, 21:30-22:30 New Delhi)
19:00-20:30 Berlin
(10:00-11:30 Los Angeles, 13:00-14:30 NYC, 14:00-15:30 Buenos Aires, 22:30-00:00 New Delhi)
Part 2
Moderated by Jasmin Wrobel (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Anita Traninger (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020), “Temporal Communities: Connecting the Dots”
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Universidade de Coimbra), “How the Arts and Literature May Destabilize the Abyssal Line Structuring: The Spatio-temporal Cartography of Western Modernity”
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Panel 2: Constructing ‘Worlds of Literature’
14:30-16:00 Berlin
(5:30-7:00 Los Angeles, 8:30-10:00 NYC, 9:30-11:00 Buenos Aires, 18:00-19:30 New Delhi)
Part 1
Moderated by Bart Soethaert (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Susanne Frank (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, EXC 2020), “Competing Claims to World Literature as Heritage (The Mid-1930s and Beyond)”
Jutta Müller-Tamm (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020), “‘One heritage; one future; one city. Two sectors.’ Building International Literary Communities in 1960’s Berlin (East and West)”
16:00-17:00 Berlin
(7:00-8:00 Los Angeles, 10:00-11:00 NYC, 11:00-12:00 Buenos Aires, 19:30-20:30 New Delhi)
17:00-19:30 Berlin
(8:00-10:30 Los Angeles, 11:00-13:30 NYC, 12:00-14:30 Buenos Aires, 19:30-23:00 New Delhi)
Part 2
Moderated by Dustin Breitenwischer (Universität Hamburg) & Samira Spatzek (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Aamir Mufti (University of California, Los Angeles), “The Nomos of World Literature”
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University), “English as an Additional Language”
David Damrosch (Harvard University), “What Isn’t World Literature?”
19:30-20:15 Berlin
(10:30-11:15 Los Angeles, 13:30-14:15 NYC, 14:30-15:15 Buenos Aires, 23:00-23:45 New Delhi)
20:15 Berlin
(11:15 Los Angeles, 14:15 NYC, 15:15 Buenos Aires, 23:45 New Delhi)
Reading by Sergio Raimondi
Hosted by Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Moderated by Susanne Klengel (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020).
Friday, 9 July 2021
Panel 3: Temporalities of the Global
14:00-16:30 Berlin
(5:00-7:30 Los Angeles, 8:00-10:30 NYC, 9:00-11:30 Buenos Aires, 17:30-20:00 New Delhi)
Moderated by Anna Degler (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Bernhard Huss (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020), “Global Temporalities Under Construction: Petrarch at Work”
Daniel Purdy (Penn State University), “Paris-Weimar and the Worlding of Chinese Novels”
Gloria Chicote (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires), “Popular Culture as a Starting Point of the Global: Ibero-American Literature at the Turn of the 20th Century”
16:30-17:30 Berlin
(7:30-8:30 Los Angeles, 10:30-11:30 NYC, 11:30-12:30 Buenos Aires, 20:00-21:00 New Delhi)
Panel 4: Scales of the Global
17:30-20:00 Berlin
(8:30-11:00 Los Angeles, 11:30-14:00 NYC, 12:30-15:00 Buenos Aires, 21:00-23:30 New Delhi)
Moderated by Lindsey Drury (Freie Universität Berlin, EXC 2020)

Ban Wang (Stanford University), “Does Tianxia Need the Nation-State? National Passages to Cosmopolitanism”
Jessica Berman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), “The Case for a ‘Trans-‘Critical Optic”
Harsha Ram (University of California, Berkeley), “World Literature, Urban Scale, and Travelling Genre”
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Worlds of Literature: Competing Notions of the Global

20:00 Closing with the Co-Organisers.