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CFP: Mapping Channels between Ganges and Rhine, May 24-26, 2006

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>From:         Joerg Esleben <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Mapping Channels between Ganges and Rhine, May 24-26, 2006
>
>Call for Papers
>
>Mapping Channels between Ganges and Rhine:
>German – Indian Cross-Cultural Relations
>University of Toronto, Canada
>May 24 – 26, 2006
>Keynote Speakers:
>Anil Bhatti, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
>Kamakshi Murti, Middlebury College
>
>Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – July 31, 2005
>
>Cross-cultural relations between the Indian subcontinent and the
>German-speaking countries have a long, diverse history and have manifested
>themselves in literature, linguistics, the performing arts, religion,
>philosophy, history, and many other fields. They have also long been
>regarded as expressions of a special relationship: ever since the Middle
>Ages, “India” – not just as a geographical location, but also a
>philosophical, spiritual concept – has held a unique position in the
>German imagination. On the flipside, there is considerable Indian interest
>in German culture, including wide recognition of several German authors,
>philosophers, and Indologists. Concepts and names that mark some of the
>channels of exchange and communication between the two cultures include
>Balthasar Sprenger, Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, Kalidasa’s “Sakuntala”,
>Herder, the Schlegel brothers, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Heine, Nietzsche,
>“Moksha” Müller, Hermann Hesse, Rabindranath Tagore, the ideology of the
>“Aryan,” Subhash Chandra Bose and his affiliation with Hitler, Gandhi,
>Annemarie Schimmel, Günter Grass, and many others. In recent years,
>Orientalist Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Intercultural German Studies,
>and Transnational Studies have given new impetus and directions to the
>interest in Indo-German relations. The aim of this conference is to
>achieve an overview over the current state and trends of research in this
>field.
>
>Possible avenues of investigation include, but are not limited to:
>
>- Actual interactions and mutual perceptions between the two regions and
>peoples
>- Intellectual and fictional encounters
>- Political influences in different historical periods
>- Interdisciplinary approaches to geographical border crossings
>- The impact of “Oriental Renaissance” and “Wilhelminian Orientalism”
>(Alexander Honold) in cultural relations
>- Travel accounts from the Early Modern period to the 21st century - The
>changing perception of the “exotic”
>- Exotic and adventure textual and filmic narratives
>- Representation of past and current colonial fantasies
>- Transnational authors: Anant Kumar, R. Singh, among others
>
>The organizers plan to publish the conference proceedings and hope that
>this conference will launch a future Indian-German research network. In
>order to foster lively discussion at this meeting, participants will be
>asked to submit their papers by April 15, 2006 so that they may be
>distributed to other presenters. Conference presentations should be
>approximately 15 minutes and offer a summary of the paper’s contents and,
>if applicable, additional comments about how the paper relates to current
>research in progress.
>
>Graduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Some travel
>assistance will be available to conference presenters. The conference will
>take place immediately prior to the annual Congress of the Canadian
>Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at York
>University, Toronto.
>
>Please send your abstracts before July 31, 2005 to
>
>Sukanya Kulkarni
>Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
>University of Toronto
>Toronto, ON  M5S 1J4
>Canada
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>
>and (for e-mail) / or (for surface mail)
>
>Joerg Esleben
>Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
>University of Ottawa
>70 Laurier Ave East
>Ottawa, ON  K1S 4S3
>Canada
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