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14th British Cultural Studies Conference, Leipzig

Consumption and Consumer Cultures

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 20.11.03:
Venue: Neubau Geisteswissenschaften, Beethovenstr. 15, Raum H5 3.16

13.00 – 17.00 Registration

14.30 – 16.30 Postgraduate Forum:
Nadine Jaennicke (Leipzig), „Diskurs der Globalisierung“
Rita Gerlach (Berlin), „Funding of Theatre Companies“

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break/
16.30 – 17.30 Board meeting, German Association for the Study of British Cultures

17.30 – 19.00 Annual meeting, German Association for the Study of British Cultures

20.00 Conference Warming: Hotel Michaelis, Paul-Gruner-Str. 44, 04107 Leipzig

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Friday, 21.11.03:
Venue: Vortragsraum, Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig.

09.00 – 9.45 Opening,
J. Schwend, Andrew Glass (British Council)
Dean of the Faculty, Professor Dr. Gerhild Zybatow,

09.45 – 10.45 Keynote Address:
Emlyn Sherrington (Bangor, Wales), How do you Sell a Nation?

Venue: Neubau Geisteswissenschaften, Beethovenstr. 15, Hörsaal H1 0.15

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00 Session 1:
Anne Koenen (Leipzig): US Mail-Order Catalogues

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Session 2:
Heinrich Versteegen (Bochum): Brands – British Food Culture
Claus-Ulrich Viol (Bochum): Subvertisers and Culture Jammers

15.30 – 16.15 Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.45 Session 3:
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner (Salzburg): Pilcher’s Romances: A Consumer Perspective
Merle Tönnies (Bochum): New Britain as Consumer Country.

19.30 Reception, Hotel Michaelis (sponsored by Hotel Michaelis)

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Saturday, 22.11.03:
09.00 – 10.00 Keynote Address:
Horst W. Drescher (Mainz/Germersheim), Keyword „Scotland“

9.00 – 11.00 Editorial Committee of the Journal for the Studies of British Cultures
Venue: H5 3.16

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00 Session 4:
Steffi Richter (Leipzig): Consumer Culture in Japanese Department Stores
Ina Merkel (Marburg): GDR Consumer Culture

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 –16.00 Session 5
Ingrid von Rosenberg (Dresden): Beauty – Big Deal
Hilary Dannenberg (Leipzig): Marketing the British Situation Comedy

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Session 6:
Hans W. Breunig (Magdeburg): John Locke and Consumerism
Susanne Scholz (Paderborn): Consuming Subjects: 18th-Century Porcelain Craze

18.00 Wind-up of conference

19.30 Guided tour through the art collection of Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof, with champagne reception; “Hier schlafen Sie mit einem Original” (Spend the night with an original painting). Sponsored by Galerie Hotel Leipziger Hof.


Sponsors:
The British Council – German Association for the Study of British Cultures – Hotels: Leipziger Hof, Marriott, Michaelis, Renaissance Hotel – Institut für Anglistik, and Philological Faculty of Universität Leipzig.