From: Timothy Malchow <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Collective Identities in Contemporary German Lit.
Call for proposals for a panel (or panels) on "Collective Identities in
Contemporary German Literature"
German Studies Association Annual Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 29 - October 2, 2005
This panel will focus on literary works published in German since 1989.
Papers concerned with individual authors as well as theoretical essays are
welcome. Submissions might address any of the following questions:
How can works of contemporary German-language literature be read as
negotiations of the meanings of national, post-national, or hybrid identities?
How do these works explore the interplay of personal and collective
identities? How are other facets of identity shown to be related to national
How is national identity both constructed and deconstructed by contemporary
Is "national literature" a viable category for discussing what is most
compelling about recent German-language literary texts?
Please submit your one-page abstract and a very brief CV by Feb. 2, 2005 to:
Lisa Jennings: [log in to unmask]
Tim Malchow: [log in to unmask]
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Meghan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html