Call for Papers: GERMAN STUDIES (11/1/2009, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 15-17, 2010)
The German Studies Division of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites your submissions.
63rd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
April 15-17, 2010
Please submit your abstracts electronically via the KFLC’s central abstract submission site at:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 1, 2009
Special Topic Panels:
Sabine Hake’s “German National Cinema” Seven Years Later: Revisiting the History of German Film. A Roundtable Discussion (N. Jeff Rogers)
Participants are invited to submit abstracts addressing Sabine Hake’s “German National Cinema” and its impact on the scholarship and teaching of German Film in the United States over the past 7 years. Selected papers will be made available on-line prior to the conference and discussed with Sabine Hake at a special session on German Film.
Transnational Writing in German (Theodore Fiedler)
This panel explores the literary work of contemporary nonnative speakers of German writing in German. Submissions dealing with the general phenomenon of migrant literature in the German-speaking countries as well as the work of individual authors are welcome.
Ingeborg Bachmann Revisited (Theodore Fiedler)
On the occasion of the traveling exhibition “Writing Against War. Ingeborg Bachmann 1926-1973” by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs this session is open to revisiting any aspect of Bachmann’s life, oeuvre, and politics.
Nature, the Environment and Environmentalism: An Eco-critical Approach to German Literature (Heide Crawford)
Nature and the role of humans in nature has been an important feature of German literature, art and culture since the Middle Ages. Whether it has been represented as an opportunity for the development of the individual, a threat to a person’s well-being, a place for certain social groups to escape society’s constraints or as an opportunity to find solace and a venue for reflection, nature and humankind’s place in it has been and continues to be a prominent theme in German literature, art and culture. This special session invites submissions that take an eco-critical approach to German literature, art and culture from any period.
German Travel Writing (Richard Sperber)
This special session invites submissions on German travel writing. Possible topics: Colonial encounters; German-speaking postcolonial travelers; Travel and (German) ethnography; Orientalism, exoticism, or primitivism in German travel writing; German missionary travelers; Travel and tourism.
Graduate Student Panel: Joseph D. O’Neil, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
18th Century: Joseph D. O’Neil, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
19th Century: Linda K. Worley, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
20th Century to 1945: Hillary Hope Herzog, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and Harald Höbusch, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
20th Century after 1945: Theodore Fiedler, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and N. Jeff Rogers, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
German Luncheon Speaker (Saturday, April 17, 2009)
Sabine Hake, Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin
Professor Hake will present on her current research project on Political Affects: The Fascist Imaginary in Post-Fascist Cinema. The title of her paper is “Heroic Sacrifice: On Fascism and Totalitarianism in Cold War Cinema.”
For conference details and special events (including registration form and hotel information) please visit http://web.as.uky.edu/kflc/index.htm
Harald Höbusch, Ph.D.
Director, Division of German Studies
Director of Beginning German
Associate Editor for Book Reviews, Colloquia Germanica
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html