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>From:         Peter Barker <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Just a reminder that the deadline for submission of proposed papers
>for the following conference is June 30.
>Peter Barker
>
>Association for Modern German Studies in conjunction with the
>Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes London and the Centre for East German
>Studies, University of Reading
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>CONFERENCE:
>Transformationsprozesse in den neuen Bundesländern 1990-2004
>
>Proposals of papers of 30 minutes are invited for the above conference.
>
>Organisers:
>Dr Peter Barker, Reading, Dr Christine Stieblich, Goethe Institut
>Inter Nationes, London, Dr Klaus-Dieter Rossade, Open University, Dr
>Ursula Wingate, Oxford, Astrid Küllmann-Lee, LSE, London
>
>The conference is to be held on 24 April 2004 at the Goethe
>Institute, London. We are looking for contributions to the following
>six themes. The examples are suggestions only and other ideas within
>a theme will be considered as well.
>
>The political process of transformation
>Unification of the political systems
>The party landscape East and West
>The PDS and the Western parties
>The elections of 2002 - The end of political division? The demise of the PDS?
>'Politikmüdigkeit' in the East
>
>Cultural Transformation
>The 'Literaturstreit' and beyond
>Cultural production and east German identity. Fictional and
>non-fictional representations of an east German 'Heimatgefühl'
>'Umgang mit Nostalgie'
>'Die Musealisierung des Alltagslebens in der DDR'
>Film/TV and social/political change
>
>Social Transformation
>Demographic changes after unification
>The position of women
>The family
>Young people
>Educational system
>
>Die 'doppelte Vergangenheitsbewältigung'
>The GDR and its History
>The Stasi and the Stasi files
>'Mauerschützenprozesse' and the political leader trials
>The GDR and NS-"Aufarbeitung" - Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen/political camps
>
>Economic Transformation
>Collapse of the east German economy
>Economic imbalance East/West
>East Germany and EU enlargement
>The Euro in the East
>
>Language and Transformation
>The linguistic legacy of the GDR
>Language and East/West alienation
>Language and identity
>
>
>Poster Presentations
>It is also planned that one room at the conference will be used to
>provide an opportunity for 'poster' presentations of innovative
>teaching initiatives or materials used both at university and school
>level in the teaching  of topics related to the themes of the
>conference. We are therefore also asking for 'poster' proposals.
>Particularly welcome will be ideas and materials using the 'new
>media'.
>
>
>Papers may be given in either German or English and will be
>considered for inclusion in the published volume of the conference.
>All selected papers will be refereed and contributors should be
>prepared to revise their paper and/or draft their final contribution
>and meet deadlines as requested.
>
>AMGS conference papers are published as special numbers of the
>online journal, German as a Foreign Language
>(http://www.gfl-journal.de).
>
>Please send your outline proposal of 250 words by 30 June 2003 to:
>D Peter Barker, Department of German Studies, University of Reading,
>Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA
>Tel:  0118 9318422
>Fax: 0118 9318333
>email: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>--
>Dr Peter Barker,
>Director of the Centre for East German Studies,
>Dept. of German Studies,
>University of Reading,
>PO Box 218,
>Whiteknights,
>Reading RG6 6AA
>
>Tel: 0118 9318422
>Fax: 0118 9318333
>Email: [log in to unmask]


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