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>                                             Call for Papers:
>                       Trading in the Past: Imagining Identity across Time
>                          2004 Germanics Graduate Student Conference
>                             at the University of Washington, Seattle
>                                             April 3, 2004
>                              "Ursprung ist das Ziel" - Karl Kraus
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>This interdisciplinary graduate student conference explores the ways
>in which the past obtains a currency in negotiating the present--and
>imagining the future. Even in revolution, there is no such thing as
>a clean break from history.  How has history been functionalized to
>serve political ends? Does technological innovation eradicate or
>manufacture tradition? How does cultural inheritance enable the
>preservation of traditions or the invention of identity? What counts
>as historical in literary or cultural history and what gets
>overlooked? What means are available for marking time?  To what
>degree is the German past still a burden?
>
>Deadline for submissions (in English or German): January 20, 2004
>
>Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
>-      Boundaries: as defined in national, linguistic or cultural terms
>-      Minorities and migrations, centers and peripheries across time
>-      Literature and tropes of reunification and “Ostalgie”
>-      Religious and cultural artifacts
>-      Cinema, history, memory
>-      Media, modes of authorship, literary authenticity
>-      Germanistik and German cultural studies
>-      Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung and memorializing the past
>-      Patterns of denial and erasure of history
>-      “Family moments” as familial identity and memory
>-      Heritage and enterprise
>-      The limits of New Historicism
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>Please send a one-page abstract to: [log in to unmask], submit
>electronically at our conference website:
>http://depts.washington.edu/uwgerman/conf/index.html
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>  or mail to:  "Trading in the Past" Graduate Student Conference
>                Department of Germanics
>                340-C Denny Box 353130
>                Seattle WA 98195-3130
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>Paper presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
>All abstracts will be read anonymously.
>Limited travel funding available.
>
>Special thanks to the following organizations for their support:
>UW Graduate School's Fund for Excellence and Innovation
>UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate
>UW Arts and Sciences
>
>best regards,
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>graduate student conference organizers:
>Andrea Baer, Brad Hevenor, Gabi Eichmanns,
>Petra Faiferova, Kim Seal, and Jenny Stoffel.


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