> >Northeast Modern Language Association >2003 Convention > >March 6-9, 2003 >Boston, Massachusetts > >Call for Papers > >The 2003 NEMLA convention will be held in Boston, MA at the Hyatt >Regency Hotel, March 6-9. All participants in a session must be NEMLA >members and registered for the convention by December 1, 2002; >membership forms (http://www.nemla.org/membership.html) and conference >registration forms (http://www.nemla.org/registration.html) are available. >Chairs are responsible for responding to all inquiries. Members may present >only ONE paper and they may participate in another session in another >capacity (i. e. organize and chair, serve as a respondent on a panel). Chairs >may present a paper on any panel that they chair. > >The deadline for submissions to Panel Chairs is September 15, 2002. >Completed Panel Forms (also found at the Web-site) must be submitted to >the Executive Director by October 1, 2002 via email or regular post. Chairs >are responsible for making AV requests with the hotel, as NEMLA will no >longer cover AV costs (see page 1). All panel participants must be NEMLA >members and must be registered for the convention by December 1, 2002 or >they will be removed from the final program. > >[...] > >Germanic Studies > >Orientation Processes in German Literature(s) after Unification >Barbara Mabee; Oakland University; 418 Wilson Hall; Rochester, Michigan >48309 >Phone: 248-370-2099; Email: [log in to unmask] >This session invites papers that discuss literary representations or >depictions >of orientation processes in post-unification German literature in any genre. > >Narratives of the Self: German Travel Literature >Karen M. Eng; Department of German; Hoya Station; Box 571048; >Washington, D.C. 20057 >Phone: 703-243-7762; E-mail: [log in to unmask] >Travel literature seems to be most obviously discussing the place or the >people visited, but in defining those “sites of Otherness,” the >observer is most >often closely describing the self. > >Rereading Eighteenth-Century Germany >Stuart Barnett; 20 Quorn Hunt Rd; West Simsbury, CT 06092 >Phone: 860-651-3927; Email: [log in to unmask] >This intentionally non-prescriptive panel seeks to invite papers indicative of >the influx of new perspectives and methodologies (such as Feminism, New >Historicism, Queer Theory, Cultural Studies, and Post- Colonial Studies) in >this field. > >Thomas Bernhard’s Fiction and Drama >Steve Dowden; Germanic and Slavic Languages; Brandeis University; MS >024; Waltham, MA 02454 >Phone: (781) 736-3218; Email: [log in to unmask] >Thomas Bernhard’s fiction and drama are now identifiable as a turning point >in the history of Austria’s postwar literature. Exactly what is >Berhard’s legacy >in Austria, Germany and elsewhere? > >The Middle East in German Literature >Roland Dollinger; Sarah Lawrence College; 1 Mead Way; Bronxville, NY >10708 >Phone: (914) 395-2248; Email: [log in to unmask] >Abstracts should explore the representation of Israelis, Palestinians (and >other Arabs), the Middle-East conflict, Zionism, Anti-Zionism and/or Anti- >Semitism in German literature and culture. > >Lost Landscapes: The Historical Coordinates of German-Speaking Countries >in Contemporary Literature and Culture >Jill Twark; 1024 Drake Street, # 2; Madison, WI 53715 >Email: [log in to unmask] >I invite papers that explore the imbrications of space and time/landscape and >history in contemporary German (-speaking) literature and culture, e. g., >spatial metaphors, the locus of memory, the meaning of place(s). > >Bodmer/Breitinger, Keller/Meyer and Dürrenmatt/Frisch: Dialogue or >Dichotomy, Cross Influences and Re-Interpretations of Swiss "Paired" >Literary Twins and/or Opposites >Richard R. Ruppel; Department of Foreign Languages; 490 Collins Classroom >Center; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Stevens Point, WI 54481 >Phone: (715) 346-4410 (office); Fax: (715) 346-4215; E-mail: >[log in to unmask] >Abstracts proposing a re-interpretation of the works of these six authors >including their individual or collective influence upon one another, >upon other >artists and their work and upon the literary traditions of their own time or >other authors and literary periods would be most welcome. > >Detecting Ethnicity in Modern German Detective Novels >Claude P. Desmarais ; P.O. Box 178, Station “P”; 74 Spadina Avenue; >Toronto, ON M5S 2S7 >Phone: 416-324-8492; Email: [log in to unmask]; >[log in to unmask] >Papers dealing with modern German-language detective novels which depict >the interactions between ethnic-Germans and “minorities” (ethnic non- >Germans) and the possible effects of such texts on ethnic relations in >Germany. > >’Bürgerliche Kultur:’ The Nineteenth Century’s Predominant Paradigm Re- >Visited >Thomas L. Buckley; 516 E. Durham St.; Philadelphia, PA 19119 >Phone: 215-247-7819; Email: [log in to unmask] >Papers are sought, which illuminate new perspectives on bourgeois culture, >in particular those which shed light on emerging middle-class attitudes >toward science, politics and shifting cultural values. > >Migrancy, Immigration and National Identity in Germany >Helga Druxes; Professor of German and Comparative Literature; Williams >College 14 Fairview St; Bennington, VT 05201 >Phone 802 -447-7002; Email: [log in to unmask] >Twentieth-century literary, filmic and journalistic responses to immigration >and migrancy in Germany from a historical perspective, in connection or >opposition to notions of Germanness and citizenship. > >Conceptions of Nature in Contemporary German Culture >Colin Riordan; 19 Eastcliffe Avenue; Kenton Park; Newcastle upon Tyne; >NE3 4SN; United Kingdom >Phone: 0044 191 242 3766; Email: [log in to unmask] >How is nature represented in German culture today? As a resource, an idyll, >a victim of patriarchal domination? Ecocritical approaches to >literature, film, >music etc are encouraged but not required. > >Germany and New England, 1770 – Present >Arnd Bohm; Carleton University; English Department; 1125 Colonel By Drive; >Ottawa, ONT K1S 5B6 >Phone: (163) 526-3440; Email: [log in to unmask] >All aspects, genres and channels of interaction, including individual American >reception (e.g. Emerson, Longfellow, Santayana, Kerouac), German images >(travel writing, exile literature), translations (Celan’s Dickinson, >Thoreau and >the Greens), institutions (universities, academies). > >Tourism in German Literature, Culture and Film: Expression of (Post-) >Modernity >Birgit Tautz; Bowdoin College; 7700 College Station; Brunswick, ME 04011- >8477 >Phone: (920) 832-6647 or (920) 832-6648 or (207) 725-3357 >Email: [log in to unmask] (between June 17 and August 30) >This panel addresses textual and cinematic representations of tourism and >the tourist in modern German culture (1800 – present), with a special >emphasis on the role tourism and the tourist played in the emergence of >cultural/historical modernity and post-modernity. > >Comparative German Studies >Neil H. Donahue; Department of Comparative Literature; 322 Calkins Hall; >107 Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY 11549 >Email: [log in to unmask] >This panel examines the intertextual relations (or influence or affiliations) >between a German language text and/or author and a non-Western culture, >or vice versa, between a non-Western text and/or author and a Germanic >culture. > >Guenter Grass: Assessing a Multitalented Artist and Political Gadfly >Herbert A. Arnold; Department of German Studies; Fisk Hall; 262 High >Street; Middletown, CT 06459-0040 >Phone: (860) 685-2308; E-mail: [log in to unmask] >Grass is arguably the most important and prolific German writer of the >second half of the twentieth century, creating major works of poetry, drama, >and prose and providing them with his own illustrations. How do his >productions relate to each other and to the politics of post-war Germany?