CALL FOR PAPERS: Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Denver, Colorado, October 3-6, 2013
Panel: "Voices in the Wilderness: Political Opposition in German Literature and the Arts, 1914-1939"
During the first half of the 20th century, some German writers and artists voiced their defiance through their work, expressing not simply criticism but also clear-sighted and perceptive predictions regarding the outcomes of emerging ideologies and policies. During the Nazi regime, most such voices were silenced through book burnings, Publikationsverbot, imprisonment or exile. The Nazis thus achieved their aims, removing antagonists from the public consciousness, thereby precluding any effect on public opinion. While some of these have since regained visibility, others remain lost. This panel seeks to explore literary and other creative expressions of such opposition, by well-known and forgotten writers, artists, filmmakers etc.
We seek 15- to 20-minute papers, in English or German. Please send an abstract (250-350 words) and a brief CV that includes institutional affiliation by Friday, February 8th, 2013, to both Ruediger Mueller <[log in to unmask]> AND Paola Mayer <[log in to unmask]>.
Presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available on the GSA website in the Member Services Section: https://www.thegsa.org/members/index.html
Ruediger Mueller, PhD
School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Tel. ++519-824-4120, ext. 53167#
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