15 . – 16. 09. 2022
15. 09. : 12:15 Uhr – 19:00 Uhr
16. 09. : 09:30 Uhr – 13:30 Uhr

Location: University of Siegen
Herrengarten AH A 217/18

All members of the CRC 1472 are most welcome to join the workshop in situ in Siegen or follow the presentations via zoom (joining the collective discussions will be only possible for offline participants though). To ensure a productive debate, the workshop is only open to CRC members.

For our planning we ask for registration until 31. August 2022 with Anne Deckbar (Anne.Deckbar@uni-siegen.de).

Being a highly ambivalent phenomenon, violence makes for an especially interesting case to scrutinize transformations of the popular. Despite the widespread normative condemnation of violence in both non-academic and academic discourses, we will approach violence as a phenomenon that can be also fascinating, thrilling, and purposively sought out, not least in various forms of the popular. We will discuss popularizations of violence considering the phenomenon's ambiguity. Putting aside normative conceptualizations of violence as a generally undesireable phenomenon, we ask how popularizations of violence are intertwined with negotiations of its legitimacy.

The interdisciplinary workshop will feature presentations by three guest speakers: Shane Denson (Stanford), Heike Becker (Cape Town), and Reinhard Kopanski (Siegen) as well as contributions from six CRC sub-projects (A01, A03, A04, B04, B05, C05). The presentations will deal with most different empirical material, such as computer games, student protest, criminalized music or fantasy literature. During collective discussion, we will locate the popularization and (un-)popularity of violence between the poles of the playfulness of artistic production and the "serious game of politics."

Programm

15.09.22

12:15 – 13:00

Arri­val and Snacks

15.09.22

13:15 – 13:30

Welcome

15.09.22

13:30 – 14:30

Shane Denson : "Deep Violence: DeepFa­kes and the (Un)Gende­ring of the Flesh“

15.09.22

14:30 – 15:15

A01: "Nego­tia­ting Violence: Super­hero Comics and Their Para­texts"

15.09.22

15:15 – 16:00

B04: "Cruel Middle Ages? On the Popu­la­ri­za­tion of Violence in Fantasy“

15.09.22

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

15.09.22

16:30 – 17:15

C05: "Violence in Song as a Popu­list Tool: Van Blerk's 'De la Rey' and Malema's 'Kill the Boer'“

15.09.22

17:15 – 18:00

Rein­hard Kopan­ski: "Popu­la­ri­za­tion? Glori­fi­ca­tion? Provo­ca­tion? – A Model of Analy­sis for Enga­ging with Violence in Popu­lar Music Using the Exam­ple of Ramm­stein’s Video Clip „Deut­sch­land“.

15.09.22

18:00 – 18:30

Inte­rim discus­sion and conclu­sion

15.09.22

Ca. 19:00

Joint Dinner

16.09.22

9:30 – 10:30

Heike Becker (Cape Town): Popu­lar Culture and Violence in South Afri­can Student-led Move­ments, 2015-2017: Chal­len­ging ques­ti­ons

16.09.22

10:30 – 11:15

A03: "The Ir-/Rele­vance of Violence in Gangsta Rap"

16.09.22

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

16.09.22

11:30 – 12:15

A04: "Love in times of war: About Span­dau Ballet’s popu­lar treat­ment of the Northern Ireland conflict in a love song"

16.09.22

12:15 – 13:00

B05: "Abstract Asthe­tics of War: Visu­a­li­zing violence in popu­lar digi­tal games"

16.09.22

13:00 – 13:30

Closing discus­sion

16.09.22

Ca. 13:30

Conclu­sion with joint lunch