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>"Methodologies: Literary, Cultural, and Other"
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>        This panel seeks to expand and shift last year's exploration
>of interdisciplinarity by reflecting on the methodologies we have been
>using - and could/should/would like to use in the future. What method
>(ologie)s - from close reading techniques and post/structuralism
>to "cultural studies" and beyond - have been shaping the study
>of "things German" in the last decades? Where is our "discipline"
>going in this regard? Which ways of looking at texts and/or cultural
>artefacts are crucial for our - feminist, queer, anti-racial -
>scholarly endeavours? What, if anything, constitutes
>our "disciplinarity"? Where do we connect with, and disconnect from
>other disciplines? What is methodologically innovative scholarship in
>our field?
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>        Possible areas of investigation include:
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>*       the "literature - culture" issue: Where do we situate
>ourselves in the debate over "literary analysis vs. cultural studies"?
>To which degree does the study of, e.g., films and novels require
>different forms of expertise? How important are the differences
>between individual media for our analyses, and how important are the
>overlaps? How do we, in our projects and careers, productively
>navigate the vast terrain opened up by cultural studies?
>*       The "texts vs. facts"-divide: Is the gap between literature
>and sociology or biology more unbridgeable than that between, e.g.,
>literature and theatre studies? Where do we connect to/draw on
>methodologies associated with the (social and other) sciences? What
>significance, if any, do issues of referentiality/links between texts
>and experiences or histories have in our work? How do we negotiate
>issues of referentiality and representation? And, vice versa: To what
>degree do the sciences pick up on paradigms of representation, or,
>more generally, the method(ologie)s of literary and cultural studies?
>How significant will the "facts vs. texts"-divide be in 21st century
>academia?
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>        Please send one-to-two page abstracts by March 15, 2004 to all
>three organizers:
>Claudia Breger
>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
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>Ulrike Brisson
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>and
>Monika Moyrer
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>        Please note: This is the web-based panel. Completed papers
>will be due August 31, 2004. "Methodologically" diverse forms of
>presentation are encouraged.


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