Session Title: Ventures into the Unknown
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Session Description and Submission Information:
The city in literature has been a subjection and symbol of fascination
and dread, creativity and decadence. The city or the metropole became
the intellectual, cultural, and bureaucratic locus of countries and
it distinguished itself from the rural periphery. Authors explored the
ethical connotations and the limits of the metropole, revered or
despised it but never remained indifferent to its complex structures.
This panel is interested in attracting contributions with a large
scope of interpretation of the city, especially contemporary
authors/artists who work through the dynamics of the multicultural
metropoles. We would like to encourage cross disciplinary approaches
Spatial theories by Michel de Certeau, M. Foucault, Marc Augé, H. Lefebvre, etc.
Theoretical writings on city spaces by W. Benjamin, S. Kracauer, G. Simmel, etc.
City in film, Modernism, Expressionism, Post-War Europe
(Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Alfred Doeblin, W.G. Sebald, Leo Spitzer,
Thomas Bernhard, Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fritz
Lang, Thomas Glavinic, Dimitre Dinev, Leo Perutz, Fatih Akin,Lilian
Send abstracts to: katrin_springer22@yahoo; [log in to unmask]
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as
well as dynamic speakers and cultural events.
Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention: www.nemla.org.
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://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html