CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL FEUCHTWANGER SOCIETY
FIFTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
TO STAY OR NOT TO STAY?
GERMAN-SPEAKING EXILES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AFTER 1945
The fifth biennial conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take
place at the University of Southern California on 14-16 September 2011 in Los Angeles,
California. Hosted by the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library of the USC Libraries, the
conference will also feature programs and events developed in collaboration with Villa
Aurora, the German Consulate General Los Angeles, USC Shoah Foundation Institute,
and other cultural institutions in the Los Angeles area.
The conference will explore the decision faced by all German-speaking exiles in
Southern California at the end of World War II whether to return to Europe or to stay in
the United States. Topics might include the political and socio-cultural factors influencing
the decision to stay or leave, the status of the German-speaking exiles in Southern
California in 1939-45, Lion Feuchtwanger’s final years in California and his reception in
divided Germany, the cases of others who stayed in the United States, the experiences
and the reception of those who returned to the Federal Republic of Germany, the
German Democratic Republic, and to Austria, and the legacy of the German-speaking
exiles in Los Angeles.
Conference organizers would welcome papers on other topics related to the
conference's main theme. Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations.
Those interested in participating are invited to submit a brief abstract (up to 300 words)
and a short bio to IFS President Ian Wallace at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
by 31 December 2010.
Selected conference papers will be published as a volume of the series
Feuchtwanger Studies (Peter Lang: Oxford).
The conference languages are English, German, and French.
Professor Ian Wallace
2 Madeira Road
Clevedon BS21 7TJ
Tel. 01275 545852
The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
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