Call for Papers
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Rochester, New York
March 15-18, 2012.
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2011
Panel Title: After the Fall, Behind the Wall - East European Representations of the German-speaking West
Panel Description: With the fall of the Iron Curtain Eastern Europe became more readily accessible to the Western world and also more critical in its own views of the West. Against this background, this panel will explore representations of the German-speaking West in East European literature, art, and film.
East European perceptions of the West offer the possibility to discuss a wide range of social and cultural issues that dominate contemporary Europe such as: the sex trade in East European women for the German market; the reshaping of Eastern Europe through Western values; views of ethnic Germans about their mother country; and the impact the secret police had on ethnic Germans during (post-)Communist times. Other related issues are welcome as are interdisciplinary proposals.
Send short abstracts (250-300 words max.) to Dr. Mihaela Petrescu ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by September 30. Please include with your abstract:
- name and affiliation
- email address
- A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
Assistant Professor of German
German Area Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Smith Hall 002
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY, 14456
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