Thursday, 30 September 2021
13:00 Opening of the conference
13:30 Panel 1: Framing Ecstasy
Chair: Detlef Siegfried (University of Copenhagen)
- Kristoff Kerl (Feodor Lynen-Fellow/University of Copenhagen): Pop Ecstasies. Reflections on Ecstatic States of the Body in the History of Pop Cultures.
- Commentary by Bodo Mrozek (Berlin Center for Cold War Studies) and discussion
15:30 Panel 2: Doing Ecstasy 1: Gender
Chair: Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom (University of Copenhagen)
- Vojin Sasa Vukadinovic (Free University of Berlin): No Future Whatsoever. Punk as Negative Ecstasy at the End of the 1970s.
- Tom Cubbin (HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design): Swords, Sandals and Houdini. Mass Culture Influences on the Design and Aesthetics of Gay BDSM in the 1970s.
- Peder Clark (University of Liverpool): Big Fun. Ecstasy, Rave and Gendered Pleasure in Britain, 1988 to 1996.
- Commentary by Joana-Isabel Duyster Borreda (University of Copenhagen) and discussion
18:00 First Keynote
Chair: Robert Stephens (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
- Julia Sneeringer (City University New York): From Bare Bulbs to Liquid Light Shows. Music Club Environments in Hamburg-St. Pauli across the 1960s.
Friday, 1 October 2021
09:00 Panel 3: Doing Ecstasy 2: Spaces
Chair: Kristoff Kerl (University of Copenhagen)
- Ralph Höger/Sebastian Knoll-Jung (Heidelberg University): Ecstatic Violence. Pogo Culture and the Body Turn in Gig Practices from Protopunk to Hardcore.
- Nikolai Okunew (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam): Ecstatic Escapism. Heavy Metal Concerts in East Germany.
- Bob Beach (University at Albany, SUNY): „My whole body’s sent, I feel like a millionaire.“ Ecstasies (and Agonies) of Cannabis Intoxication in Jazz-era Tea Pads, 1930-1950.
- Commentary by Holger Schulze (University of Copenhagen) and discussion
11:30 Panel 4: Doing Ecstasy 3: Travel
Chair: Daniel Steinbach (University of Copenhagen)
- Joshua Hill (University of St. Andrews): Spanish ‚Jippies‘, Marijuana, and the Creation of a Moral Panic under Franco’s National Catholicism.
- Isabel Richter (University of Berkeley): ‘Drifting into Uncertainty‘. World Music, 1960-1980.
- Avishek Ray (National Institute of Technology Silchar): The Mobile Body. Ecstasy and the Beats‘ Obsession with India.
- Commentary by Michael Alexander Langkjaer (University of Copenhagen) and discussion
15:00 Panel 5: Controlling Ecstasy
Chair: Ana Antic (University of Copenhagen)
- Lucky Igohosa Ugbudian (Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike): Pop Cultures and Ecstatic States of the Body. The Nigerian Experience.
- Jake P. Smith (Colorado College): Archeological Ecstasies. Music, Memory, and the Built Environment in the Punk and New Wave Movements.
- Ondrej Daniel (Charles University): Hooligan Frenzy. Ecstatic Violence and Late State Socialist East European Football.
- Commentary by Florian Schleking (University of Cologne) and discussion
17:30 Second Keynote
Chair: Olaf Stieglitz (Leipzig University)
- Juliane Fürst (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam): Ecstacy as Prayer and Salvation. Soviet Hippies and their Kaif.
Saturday, 2 October 2021
10:00 Panel 6: Representing Ecstasy in the Media
Chair: Tobias Wung-Sung (University of Copenhagen)
- Karl Siebengartner (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich): Unruly Bodies. Punks, Ecstasy and Pop Culture in Western Germany.
- Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University): The Ecstasy and the Agony. Hollywood and the Construction of Mental Maps of Addiction.
- Olaf Stieglitz (Leipzig University): A Tunnel at the End of the Light. The New Hollywood, White Masculinity, and the Limits of Ecstasy.
- Commentary by Ana Vera (University of Copenhagen) and discussion
12:30 Closing discussion