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>Call for Papers
>Eleventh Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
>at the University of California at Berkeley
>March 15-16
>
>SPEAKING BETWEEN: LANGUAGE AND INTERSUBJECTIVITY
>
>DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2003
>
>“Language is not simply means for understanding, but the impression of
>the mind and world-view of the speaker. [. . .] That is why the learning
>of a foreign language is the achievement of a new standpoint in the
>present world.”  Wilhelm von Humboldt
>
>When our personal narratives no longer intersect, due to the
>fragmentary, heteroglossic nature of identity construction in the
>postmodern era, how do we create community or a sense of it?  What roles
>do language, ideology and power play in community formation?  And how
>does the meaning-making subject interact with and through the semiotic
>systems of its communities?  The graduate students of the German
>Department at the University of California at Berkeley welcome scholars
>from across the disciplines to engage in this theoretical discussion.
>
>We are open to submissions in any time period from the medieval to the
>present.  Possible areas of investigation include but are not limited
>to:
>
>-Literary Cults / Salons
>-Secret Societies
>-Missionary Groups: Religious and Otherwise
>-Theories of Gemeinschaft
>-Comedy & Community
>-Pedagogical Implications
>-Linguistic Nationalism/Linguistic Hegemony
>-Narrativizing Community
>-Communal Images
>-Lost in Translation?
>-German Reunification
>-German Idealism and Philosophies of Language
>-Conceptual Blending & the Arts
>-A Global Cinema?
>-Stunde Null / Kahlschlagliteratur
>-Mystical communities
>-Romantic subjects
>
>The language of the conference is English, but submissions in German are
>also welcome.  In some cases we may be able to provide a travel
>subsidy.  Please mail or email a one page abstract with a separate cover
>sheet indicating your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email
>address to:
>
>Tes Skogmo
>Department of German
>University of California at Berkeley
>Berkeley CA 94720
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