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The 43rd Wisconsin Workshop
in Honor of Jost Hermand’s 80th Birthday
The Temptation of Hope.
Utopian Thinking and Imagination
from Thomas More to Ernst Bloch—
September 9 – 11, 2010
University of Wisconsin, Madison
702 Langdon Street
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Auditorium of the Pyle Center, 7:00 p.m.
Words of Welcome: Sabine Gross, Chair, UW German Department
Opening remarks: Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Address: Jost Hermand, The Necessity of Utopian Thinking
Friday, September 10, 2010
Pyle Center Room 309, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Hans Adler, (UW-Madison)
Wilhelm Vosskamp (University of Cologne): Rational Ordering and Human Existence. The Narrative Staging of Image and Counter-Image by Thomas Morus.
Jürgen Fohrmann (University of Bonn): On Kant’s ‘as if’. Utopia and How to Tell a (His)tory to its End.
Pyle Center, Room 309, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Moderator: B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)
Russell Jacoby (UCLA): The End of Utopia Revisited.
Klaus L. Berghahn (UW-Madison): Utopian Thinking and Imagination in Ernst Bloch’s Principle of Hope
German Department Alumni Event: 5:30–7:30 p.m. by invitation only
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Pyle Center, Room 309, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Sabine Mödersheim (UW-Madison)
Angelika Bammer (Emory University): “The unfinished–the unbegun– the possible”: Feminism and the Utopian Imagination.
Peter Morris-Keitel (Bucknell University): Imagining a ‘Green’ Future: Principles of Ecological Sustainability in Works by William Morris, Robert Havemann, Gioconda Belli, and Tschingis Aitmatow.
Pyle Center, Room 309, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Marc Silberman (UW-Madison)
Erik Olin Wright (UW-Madison): Envisioning Real Utopias
Robert C. Holub (University of Massachusetts-Amherst): Academia as Heterotopia.
Reception and Banquet at the University Club, 6:00 p.m.
Laudatio: Robert C. Holub
College of Letters and Science
Department of German
Center for European Studies
Center for German and European Studies
Organized for the German Department by Klaus L. Berghahn
For information, contact
Department of German
818 Van Hise Hall