12. Partnership Conference

Quality of Life: Individual Projections and Collective Strategies
University of Trier, Guest Room, May 12-13, 2003



Monday, May 12


09:00 - 09:30
Opening Address
Hans Braun (University of Trier, Coordinator of the Partnership)

Welcoming Remarks
Prof Dr. Peter Schwenkmezger (President, University of Trier)


Chair: Alois Hahn (University of Trier)

09:30 - 10:30
"Quality of Life: Objective Conditions and Subjective Assessments"
by Rüdiger Jacob (University of Trier)


Chair: Wolfgang Klooß (University of Trier)

11:00 - 12:00
"Quality of Life: Portraits of Canada and Germany"
by Derek Hum & Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)


Chair: Jost Reinecke (University of Trier)

14:00 - 15:00
"Shades of Green: Attitudes Toward the
Environmental Concerns in Canada and Germany"
by Lance W. Roberts & Karen Kampen




Chair: Lutz Schowalter (University of Trier)

15:30 - 16:30
"Quality of Life from an Ecocritical Perspective:
The Notion of Value and Happiness in Nature Poetry"
by Norbert Platz (University of Trier)




Chair: Dietrich Zimmer (University of Trier)

17:00 - 18:00
"Heritage Tourism"
by David Ebert (University of Manitoba)







Tuesday, May 13


Chair: Markus Müller (University of Trier)

09:00 - 10:00
"Life and the Urban Space: Winnipeg in Representation"
by David Arnason (University of Manitoba)



Chair: Norbert Platz (University of Trier)

10:30 - 11:30
"Leaving Behind the Wilderness and the Small Rural Town:
The Quality of City Life in Contemporary Canadian Literature"
by Lutz Schowalter (University of Trier)




Chair: Gerd Hurm (University of Trier)

12:00 - 13:00
"Quality of Life in a Canadian Prairie City: Housing Winnipeg's Elite, 1880-1920"
by Kathryn Young (University of Manitoba)


Chair: Hans Braun (University of Trier)

15:00 - 16:00
"Housing the Poor in Late 19th and Early 20th Century German Cities"
by Andreas Gestrich (University of Trier)


Chair: Martin Genetsch (University of Trier)

16.30 - 17:30
"Constructing a Modern Language of Pleasure: Cultural
Discourse and the Quality of Life in the Pre-1914 West"
by Peter Bailey (University of Manitoba)




Closing Remarks
Hans Braun (University of Trier)