Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX
Sessions arranged by the Division Executive Committee for ?Nineteenth
and Twentieth-Century German Literature?
?Nineteenth-century German Literature and its Readers: Reading Publics
from 1800 to the Future?
In line with the 2016 MLA Presidential Theme - ?Literature and Its
Publics: Past, Present, and Future? - the Division
for Nineteenth-and-Early-Twentieth-Century German Literature invites
abstracts for two panels that will investigate the readers of
German-language literature composed between 1800 and 1914. Suggested
topics include: first readers; intended readers; readers in later
generations; readers in translation; readers in the digital age;
readers of high and/or low genres; minority milieus and national
literary cannons. More than mere reception history case studies, we
especially welcome papers that explore how to theorize the reading
public. In the 1970s, social history approaches to literature were the
mode; later, Habermas?s concept of the public sphere was influential.
How has the theory of the reading public evolved and how does it shape
how we view German literature of the long nineteenth century? Please
send abstracts of 250 words (for 20 minute papers) to Jonathan Skolnik
[log in to unmask] by March 10.
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