Department of European Languages & Studies present:

The Implicated Subject: A Symposium

Drawing on Michael Rothberg's notion of the "implicated subject," this one-day symposium explores how literary texts of the 20th and 21st centuries negotiate victimhood, perpetuation, complicity, and solidarity, or memories thereof.

Monday, March 4, 2023

HIB 137

Panel 1: 11-12:30pm

Jennifer Naji (UCLA): The Implicated Reader: Abbas Khider's Ohrfeige: Reckoning with the
Refugee Crisis in Germany
Ben Conner (UC Irvine): The Already Almost Over: Primo Levi's Ethical Temporality of

Panel 2: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Karin Bauer (McGill University): On Implicated Subjectivity in Christian Kracht's Eurotrash
Friederike Eigler (Georgetown University): The East­West Divide: Gender, Power, and
Implication in Antje Rávic Strubel's Blaue Frau
Anke Biendarra (UC Irvine): Visualizing Transnational Memory and Implication in Birgit Weyhe's Madgermanes

HG 1030

Public Lecture: 4:00-5:30pm

Michael Rothberg (UCLA) "Hey! How Does it Feel to Be a White Man?": Bystanders, Implicated Subjects, and the Turn to Solidarity

Sponsored by:
SOH Humanities
Humanities Center "Care and Repair" Focus International Center for Writing and Translation Departments of History, English, Comparative Literature, and European Languages and Studies