>From: "Fiddler, Allyson" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: cfp: Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
>CALL FOR PAPERS:
>ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MODERN AUSTRIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
>April 20-23, 2006
>Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
>Illness, Madness and Criminality in Austrian Literature and Culture:
>Borders of a Different Sort
>This conference will explore Austria's confrontation with human
>experience beyond the borders of cultural norms. The topic seeks to
>explore the intersections between fiction, medicine, psychiatry and law,
>and the implications of these intersections for understanding Austrian
>history, politics and culture. Interdisciplinary approaches to
>literature as well as submissions from colleagues in related fields are
>* How are madness, illness and criminality depicted in Austrian
>literature and film? One might focus on either fictional figures, on
>representations of medical or legal institutions such as asylums,
>hospitals, courts, or on authors themselves.
>* How are these categories used as metaphors or allegories for
>Austrian history, culture and identity?
>* In what ways has the treatment of these marginal categories
>contributed to an understanding or definition of majority norms and
>* Are there national, ethnic and gender issues at stake in the
>rhetoric of madness, illness and criminality?
>* How have these categories been politicized or used in political
>* How do war crimes and terrorism fit into this discussion?
>* Authors or subjects might include: Freud, Aichinger, Bachmann,
>Bernhard, Canetti, Faschinger, Handke, Haushofer, Hochgatterer,
>Hofmannsthal, Jelinek, Kafka, Rabinovici, G. Roth, J. Roth, Slupetzky,
>The Third Man, etc.
>Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2005
>Please send: 400-500 word abstract and a one-paragraph bio to:
>Department of German and Russian, Wake Forest University
>Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27109.
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