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>Call for Papers
>2003 Graduate Student Conference
>at the University of Pennsylvania
>Saturday, March 22, 2003
>
>
>CENTERING CULTURES, CULTURAL CENTERS?
>Berlin, Vienna
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>The graduate students of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
>at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to invite you to
>participate in a
>conference addressing and problematizing the concept of
>German-speaking centers.
>
>Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
>Centering and decentering culture
>Architecture
>City and regional planning
>Public places / Private spaces / Other spaces
>Nationalism and regionalism
>Responses to National Socialism
>Performers and performances in Berlin and Vienna
>Aesthetics of power/politics in the 18th - 21st centuries
>Minorities (sexual, ethnic, linguistic, economic, ideological...)
>Unifications and expansions
>Language and Dialect
>Tradition and Modernity
>Culture management
>Intellectual Capital
>
>Work on any topic and period related to centers of German speaking culture, in
>either English or German, is welcome and encouraged. Contributions need not be
>comparative. The format of our conference will focus on generating
>interdisciplinary conversation through works-in-progress, talking points,
>presentations and performances, as well as traditional papers. Presentations
>should be 10-15 minutes in length. Accommodations can be arranged with Penn
>graduate students.
>
>
>Please submit an abstract outlining your contribution by January 27, 2003 to:
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