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>Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of
>Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies
>on
>REASSESSING ORIENTALISM  IN GERMAN STUDIES
>Guest Editor: Friederike Eigler, Georgetown University
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>In the 25 years since the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism scholars
>across the disciplines, including German studies, have appropriated,
>challenged, and transformed the Orientalist paradigm to explore issues of
>race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender in the context of (post)colonial
>studies, multi-culturalism, and the literature of migration.  The purpose of
>this collection is to look at the impact and the future of “Orientalism”– both
>in the realms of theory and of  literary/cultural analyses – with an emphasis
>on issues pertaining to contemporary German-speaking countries.
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>Political developments since 9/11 have demonstrated the absence of a sustained
>engagement with Islamic traditions both in Europe and in North America. In
>what ways does this situation pertain to the field of German studies, and what
>are its possible implications? How can we account for the historical
>specificity and multiplicity of Arabic cultures and Islamic traditions in the
>context of German Studies? How can theories of hybridity and cultural
>translation be further historicized and contextualized? What are alternatives
>to looking at the literature of migration exclusively in terms of social
>issues – arguably an academic version of “othering”?
>
>Submissions are encouraged that “Reassess Orientalism” in the context of
>German Studies
>– by examining theoretical approaches that appropriate, challenge, or
>historicize Orientalism
>(e.g., notions of Hybridity, Multi-culturalism, Alterity, Surrogation, etc.)
>– by analyzing cultural and literary texts informed by these theoretical
>discussions
>(e.g., German-Turkish Issues; the Role of Islam and the ‘Orient’; Literature
>of Migration)
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>Please submit three copies of the completed article and an electronic version
>by September 1, 2004 to the guest editor of the special issue Friederike
>Eigler (Dept. of German, Georgetown U., ICC 468, Washington DC 20057;
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>Submissions may be in English, French, or German, between 6000 and 9000 words
>in length. They should coincide as closely as possible with the guidelines of
>Seminar. Consult recent issues of the journal or visit the “submissions” and
>“representative article” pages on the Journal’s web-site:
>http://www.humanities.ualberta.ca/seminar/.

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