Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas, April 7-10.

"Exile and Animals: Contesting German Identity by Contesting Humanity."

Papers are sought that deal with exile and animals in German-language
literature and culture in relation to theories of exile. While the sense of
loss is an apparently unavoidable exile discourse, animals are often relegated
to a position of secondary importance as tropes and metaphors for identity
conflict. When placed in the foreground, how do animals in texts dealing with
exile contest identity from a position not necessarily ties to the discourse of
exile as loss? Can an exile discourse be applied, for instance, to Kafka’s

Please send 150-200 word abstracts and a brief CV by the deadline of November
15, 2003. Electronic submissions are welcome.

German Literature and Culture Area Chair:
Claude Desmarais
DLLL, S561 Ross
York University
4700 Keele
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Karen Eng
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