Call for Papers
The graduate students of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the
University of Kansas (Graduate Association of German Students - GAGS) are
announcing a call for papers for their 12th annual interdisciplinary conference to be held on
February 15th-16th, 2008 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Abstracts from graduate students and scholars from the humanities and social sciences
are welcome. This year, we encourage submissions on the topic of:
Embodiment of evil in German literature, art and film
Any German or German-related topic is welcome. Possible topics may include, but are
not limited to, critical examinations of the following:
- evil figures/characters in German literature
- the pact with the devil
- the devil in German literature, art or film
- the portrayal of evil in German literature
- war and evil caused during war
- death: description and personification
- evil analyzed by using concepts and approaches from psychology, sociology (e.g. narrative approaches), linguistics (e.g. narrative and discursive), history, philosophy
The keynote address will be announced
Presentations will be about 20 minutes in length, in German or in English.
Please submit a 300-word abstract by January 15th, 2008 to Michael Grünbaum at
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Notification on the status of submissions will be sent out by January 29th, 2007.
Hope to see you in Lawrence!
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html