Annual Students Conferences at Humboldt: Conferences
Utopian Thoughts


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Thursday · Friday · Saturday


Thursday, April 26, 2007
UL 6, R 2103

18:00 - 21:00: Opening


Philipp Kneis, HU Berlin (organizer):
Introduction: Political Utopias. Between Fictional Polities and the Fictionalization of Politics

Discussion of
Stargate Atlantis Ep. 1.07 "Poisoning the Well"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ep. 6.13 "Far Beyond the Stars"


Friday, April 27, 2007
UL 6, R 2103

11:00 - 12:30: Session I: Ecotopia

Rasmus Christensen, Martin Grøn, Rikke Jensen, University of Southern Denmark:
Ecotopian Perspectives

12:30 - 14:00: Joint Lunch

14:00 - 15:30: Session II: Star Trek

Bert Bobock, HU Berlin:
From Kantian Space-Time to Star Trek?

Sandra Beyer, HU Berlin:
A Utopia for Conservatives and Old Men:
Gendered Relations and Sexual Politics in Star Trek - a Feminist Polemic

16:00 - 17:30: Session III: Religion and Metaphysics

Dave Lojek, HU Berlin:
Posthumans in Fact and Fiction. Notes on the Abolition of Death and the Transmigration into the Digital

Philipp Kneis, HU Berlin (organizer):
Feeding False Gods. Religion and Creationism at the Stargate



Saturday, April 28, 2007
UL 6, R 2103

11:00 - 12:30: Session IV: 24

Michael Lattek, FU Berlin:
"Do it now!" The Politics of Immediacy in 24

Katarzyna Sobieraj, HU Berlin:
What is Utopian About 24?

12:30 - 14:00: Joint Lunch

14:00 - 15:30: Session V: Heroism

Berenike Jung, FU Berlin:
Utopian Heroes

Jia Wei Chan's paper on "Dystopias in American Literature" had to be cancelled on short term notice.
We will be discussing episodes from a .hack series instead to prepare for the following session.

16:00 - 17:30: Session VI: Reality

Daniela Simon, HU Berlin (organizer):
.hack//In Too Deep

Manuela Mangold, HU Berlin (organizer):
The Construction of Community on The Wire

Concluding Discussion

Joint Dinner