Thursday 12 Sep

9:00-9:30   Greeting, Opening Remarks
10:00-11:30 Panel 1 - Fantasizing the Other
Chair: Jeremy F. Walton (MPI-MMG)
Respondent: Çiçek İlengiz (EUME – Forum Transregionale Studien)
Jialin Christina Wu (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne):
“Colonial Fantasies in the Shadow of Homo economicus: Historicising amok and the Spectre of Colonial Capitalism”
Raul Cârstocea (University of Leicester):
“Fantasies of Empire and the Anti-Semitic Imagination: Jews in Eastern Europe between Colonised and Colonisers”
Anna Karthika (Makerere University):
“Between Curiosity and Mastery: Reading Fantasies of Empire in the Fractured Resistance of (Un)Becoming Other”
11:30-11:45   Coffee Break 
11:45-13:15 Panel 2 - Empty Space
Chair: Çiçek İlengiz (MPI for Human Development)
Respondent: Michalis Moutselos (MPI-MMG)
Mahshid Mayar (Bielefeld University):
“What on Earth! Slated Globes, School Geography, and the U.S. Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
Sean T. Mitchell (Rutgers University, Newark):
“Aesthetic Nationalism, Informal Empire: Fantasies and Structures of Domination in Brazil and the United States”
Nicholas Myers (Cornell University):
“Canvas and Mirror: Deserts and the Imperial Gaze”
13:15-14:15   Lunch
14:15-15:45 Panel 3 - Visual Cultures of Imperial Fantasy
Chair: Giulia Carabelli (MPI-MMG)
Respondent: Leilah Vevaina (MPI-MMG)
Katie J. Hickerson (University of Chicago):
“Illustrating Fantasy, Documenting Destruction: the Islamo-futurist Architecture of a War Correspondent”
Pedro Noel Doreste Rodríguez (University of Chicago):
“Beyond Repatriation: Puerto Rican Film History in the Imperial Archive”
Emily Pothast (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley):
“Apocalyptic Transmissions and the Apotheosis of Empire”
15:45-16:00   Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:45   Keynote Lecture
“Art’s Maneuvers: Inter-imperial Interventions”
Laura Doyle (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Friday 13 Sep

9:00-10:30 Panel 4 - Empire of Science Fiction
Chair: Jeremy Walton (MPI-MMG)
Respondent: Miloš Jovanović (MPI-MMG)
Zaynab Quadri (George Washington University):
“ ‘Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist’: Tony Stark, Iron Man, and Post-9/11 Imperial Fantasy-Making”
Ketevan Chartolani (Free University of Tblisi):
“Georgian Soviet Science Fiction as a Nation’s Coping Mechanism: The Periphery’s Dreams for the Metropolis”
Martin Lund (University of Malmö):
“The Rise and Fall and Rise of the House of M: The Dual Imperial Threat of Marvel’s Magneto”
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break 
11:00-12:30 Panel 5 - Imperial Exchange and Fantasy
Chair: Annika Kirbis (MPI-MMG)
Respondent: Giulia Carabelli (MPI-MMG)
María M. Carrión (Emory University):
Pilgrimage, or Rooting Imperial Fantasies with 16th-century Dried Gardens”
Deepti Mulgund (Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz):
“Civilizing Vision? Education, Museum Histories and Empires”
Burcu Gürsel (Kirklareli University):
“Zoophilia, Melancholia, and Necrophilia: Figurations of Post-Invasion Egypt in the French Romantic Imagination”
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30-15:00 Panel 6 - Imperial Zombies, Post-mortem Structures
Chair: Miloš Jovanović (MPI-MMG)
Respondent: Jeremy F. Walton (MPI-MMG)
Philip Murphy (University of London):
“The Commonwealth and Brexit: A severe case of ‘Imperial nostalgia’?”
Ezgi Güner (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign):
“The “Return to Africa”: Unearthing the Ottoman Past, Rewriting History in sub-Saharan Africa”
Scott Moore (Eastern Connecticut State University):
“Family of Nations: Visions of Empire in the Late-Habsburg Monarchy”
15:00-15:15   Coffee Break

15:15-17:00   Keynote Lecture
“Revenant, Repetition, Road Block: Foreclosed Futures in
Late-Anthropocene SF”

Mark Bould (University of the West of England, Bristol)

17:00-18:00   Summary discussion and final remarks