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>>Dear all,
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>>we are extending the deadline for submissions to our WiG panel on
>>methodologies
>>(description see below). Please send us your abstract (or, if
>>things are really
>>hectic right now, at least your signal of interest in this session!) by March
>>31st. We are looking forward to your exciting ideas (this means:
>>don't be shy,
>>and don't be lazy! Alles klar? If not, or if you are wondering what
>>the hell we
>>want with this session, or whether your idea really fits, or
>>whether it's going
>>to be pretty enough in Kentucky to actually make the trip
>>worthwile, just send
>>me/us an email!).
>>
>>Happy spring (break), Claudia
>>
>>
>>
>>"Methodologies: Literary, Cultural, and Other"
>>
>>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?
>>
>>Possible areas of investigation include:
>>
>>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?
>>
>>Please send one-to-two page abstracts by March 31st, 2004 to all three
>>organizers:
>>Claudia Breger
>>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>>and
>>Ulrike Brisson
>>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>>and
>>Monika Moyrer
>>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>>
>>Please note: This is the web-based panel. Completed papers will be due August
>>31, 2004. "Methodologically" diverse forms of presentation are encouraged.
>>
>Helga W. Kraft
>Professor of Germanic Studies
>Head, Department of Germanic Studies
>University of Illinois at Chicago
>601 South Morgan Street, (MC189)
>Chicago, Illinois 60607-7715
>Tel. 312-996-3205, Fax 312-413-2377
>Email:  [log in to unmask]
>http://www.german.uic.edu



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