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Summer 2021
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27th International Conference of Europeanists, 21-25 June 2021
Mini-symposium 'European Space Futures, Real and Imagined'
Planetary Poetics and Politics in Post-War Europe 
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:00–11:30 EDT
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)

From Dystopia on Earth to Utopia in Space, 1944–1969 
Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire)


Speaking Space, 1954–1988 
Alexander Geppert


Outer Space and the Cosmos in Environmental Poetry, 1970–1990 
Thore Bjørnvig (University of Copenhagen)


Europe, Utopia and the late Cold War 
Tilmann Siebeneichner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Forgetting Nâzim Hikmet on the Ship to Mars 
Nicola Thomas (University of Bristol)


Discussant: Caitríona Ní Dhúill (University College Cork)
European Astroculture and Beyond: A Roundtable 
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 12:00–13:30 EDT
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)

 
 
Participants: 
Martin Collins (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
De Witt Douglas Kilgore (Indiana University)
Nina Wormbs (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Richard Toye (University of Exeter)
 
28 June - 2 July 2021
Imagining, Limiting, Militarizing: European Astroculture and Beyond
Monday, 28 June 2021, 17:00–19:00 CET
Chair: Alexander C.T. Geppert (New York University and NYU Shanghai)
Participants: 
Martin Collins (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
Valerie Olson  (UC Irvine)
Amanda Rees (University of York)
Tilmann Siebeneichner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Guillaume de Syon (Albright College)
Brad Tabas (ENSTA Bretagne)