Professor Ricarda Schmidt
Conferences Organised (since 2001)
- 11 Sept. 2001 Organisation of a symposium in honour of Prof. David Blamires, ‘Heroes and Villains. A multicultural perspective' at the University of Manchester
- 1-3 Dec. 2004 Co-Organisation of an international conference on ‘Literary Value and Canon Formation in the German Tradition after Postmodernism' at the Institute of Germanic Studies in London (together with Professor N. Saul, Durham. Supported by the British Academy, the University of Manchester, the University of Durham, the Goethe-Institut Manchester)
- 26 Sept. 2008 Co-Organisation of a symposium in honour of Prof. Martina Lauster, ‘Patterns of Knowledge in the 19th Century' at the University of Exeter (with Prof. Gert Vonhoff).
- 18-20 July 2011 Co-organisation of an international conference on ‘Constructive and Destructive Functions of Violence in the Work of Heinrich von Kleist’ at the University of Exeter (with Dr Sean Allan, Warwick, and Dr des. Steve Howe).
Conference Papers Given (since 2001)
‘E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Don Juan" as a palimpsest: The constitution of literary meaning at the intersection with historical musical practice'
July 2001 at the University of Wales, Cardiff, international conference on ‘Textual Intersections in the Nineteenth Century: European Literatures, Histories, Arts'
‘Albanische Bräute, Monokeleffekt und montenegrinische Barbarei: Die Funktion der Fremderfahrung von DDR-Touristen in Jugoslawien für Irmtraud Morgners DDR-Darstellung in Hochzeit in Konstantinopel'
July 2002 at the University of Salford, international conference on ‘Neighbours and Strangers - Germany, Austria and Central Europe: Literary and Cultural Relations since 1989'
‘Biographie, Autobiographie, Fiktion. Die Funktion von Rousseaus Bekenntnissen für die Konstruktion von Kreislers Identität in Hoffmanns Kater Murr'
July 2002 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, 4th symposium of the International Arnim Society on ‘Constructing Identities: History and Biography in German and English Romanticism' (‘Die Konstruktion von Identität: Geschichte und Biographie in der deutschen und englischen Romantik')
‘Raphaels Schüler und Meister Salvator Rosa in E.T.A. Hoffmanns Malererzählungen. Tradierung und Modernisierung eines frühromantischen Kunstdiskurses'
October 2002 at St John's College, University of Cambridge, international conference on ‘The Fragile Tradition: The German Cultural Imagination since 1500'
‘Virtue and violence. Naive, ironic, rationalising, and critical presentations of this nexus in 18th-century European prose'
3-10 August 2003 in Los Angeles, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)
‘Male foibles, female critique and narrative capriciousness. On the function of gender in conceptions of art and subjectivity in E.T.A. Hoffmann'
21-22 Nov. 2003 at the Germanic Institute and the Institute of Romance Studies in London, international symposium on ‘From Goethe to Gide: Feminism, aesthetics and the French and German Literary Canon 1770-1930'
‘The Swan and the Moped. Shifts in the presentation of violence from Kleist's "Die Marquise von O..." to Christoph Stark's film Julietta'
2-4 April 2004 at the Department of German, National University of Ireland, Galway, 9th Galway Colloquium on ‘Literature to Film - Film to Literature'
‘"Capitan Pantalon Brighella". Prinzessin Brambilla und die commedia dell'arte in Callot's Balli di Sfessania'
5-7 Sept. 2005 at the University of Exeter, Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG)
‘Intermedialität bei E.T.A. Hoffmann'
19 May 2007 in Bamberg, Germany, at the annual meeting of the E.T.A. Hoffmann-Gesellschaft
‘Schmerzliches Sehnen und böser Hohn. Ambivalenzen in Hoffmanns Darstellung von Künstlern'
26 Jan. 2009 in Bamberg, Germany, public lecture by invitation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann-Gesellschaft in Bamberg, as part of a lecture series to celebrate the bicentenary of Hoffmann's arrival in Bamberg.
‘Gender and Agency in Kleist'
20-21 March 2009, invited paper to the German Sub-Faculty workshop series at the University of Oxford on ‘The Search for Legitimacy 1750-1850'; second workshop on 'Seeking the Subject 1789-1815'.
‘Beauty and Violence. The Constitution of Surface and Depth in the Gaze of Male Artists on Kleist’s Penthesilea’
18-19 March 2010 at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, international conference on ‘Gender, Agency and Violence: European Perspectives from Early Modern Times to the Present Day’.
‘Weiblicher Sadismus, Geschlechtskampf, Strafphantasie – die Penthesilea-Rezeption in der Moderne’.
25-27 Sept. 2010 at the University of Otago, New Zealand, international conference on ‘Kleist and Modernism.
‘Kleist and th Dark Side of Antiquity’
7 April 2011 at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, invited speaker in a lecture series on ‘The Reception of Antiquity in German Literature’
‘Sparagmos, Weiblichkeit und Staat: Gewalt als Produkt von Erziehung in Penthesilea und Die Herrmannsschlacht’
18-20 July 2011 at the University of Exeter, international conference on ‘Constructive and Destructive Functions of Violence in the Work of Heinrich von Kleist’.
- Five papers at research seminars outside Exeter (Sheffield, Manchester (2), Edinburgh, Durham).