>From: Karsten Kummer <[log in to unmask]>
>SAMLA Annual Convention 14-16 Nov. 2003.
>Special Session: German-American Literatures and Cultures (SAMLA 2003).
>Along with the boom of ethnicity studies in recent years, German-American
>Studies have gathered fresh momentum as well. A lot of research has been
>done in the fields of migration and related socio-historical studies.
>However, a re-reading of German-American literatures is only in its germinal
>stages. The panel seeks to explore the German-American presence from the
>colonial era through 2002. I invite papers on different topics of the
>German-American experience including but not limited to: German involvement
>in early American colonial literature and culture, religious aspects and
>their mediation in American culture, gender and class questions in
>German-language texts, and the textual positioning of German-language
>immigrants on questions of racism, multiculturalism, war, and democracy in
>Please send one-page proposals and a brief cv as e-mail attachments to
>Karsten Kummer, <[log in to unmask]> by July 25. Decisions will be
>announced immediately after July 25.
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