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>>From: "CORINA L. PETRESCU" <[log in to unmask]>
>>Subject: call for papers
>>
>>The graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite
>>graduate students in Germanic Studies and other related disciplines to
>>submit abstracts for our 7th annual graduate student conference, to be
>>held in Madison, Wisconsin on April 1st and 2nd, 200g.
>>
>>
>>The Permanence of Change
>>The 7th Annual German Studies Graduate Student Conference
>>at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
>>April 1 and 2, 2005
>>
>>Keynote Speaker: Vittorio Hosle
>>Professor of German, Philosophy, and Government and International
>>Studies University of Notre Dame
>>Psychology of the Gambler and Ethics of Gambling. Reflections on
>>Schiller's "Fiesco"
>>
>>
>>Change affects all forms of life and knows no limitations. Variations,
>>modifications, and revolutions have been welcomed, feared, and reviled
>>by people throughout the ages. Diverse social, political, and cultural
>>factors trigger this all-encompassing phenomenon. This conference will
>>provide an interdisciplinary forum in which to discuss change as a
>>permanent condition of human existence. Possible areas of
>>concentrations include but are not limited to:
>>
>>Literary and Cultural Studies
>>The perception and interpretation of artifacts are in a continuous
>>state of change. New approaches are discovered while old ones are
>>modified or challenged, providing innovative insights and deeper
>>understanding. Possible topics include: thoughts on the role of
>>literature in today's German speaking societies, change traced in the
>>work of one German speaking author,
>>
>>Migration and Society
>>At the social and political level change has the most powerful
>>influence over human lives. The sociodemographic, historical, economic,
>>political, legislative, and pastoral aspects of human migration and
>>refugee movements still require critical interrogations.
>>Simultaneously, inter-cultural exchanges enrich and diversify societies
>>for better or worse. Possible topics include: migration as a force of
>>social, geographic, or political change; consequences of the European
>>Union's enlargement in May 2004; changes within societies.
>>
>>Linguistics
>>Change in Germanic languages is and has been a defining factor. Whether
>>prompted by the establishment of new national boundaries, the rise of
>>the global economy, immigration, language contact, or other unseen
>>forces, it has reconfigured the way in which languages were and the way
>>they are now. Possible topics include: language change, trends in
>>contemporary Germanic languages, language contact or immigration
>>affecting the growth of language varieties, or the development and
>>maintenance of spoken German.
>>
>>Second Language Acquisition/Foreign Language Pedagogy
>>New attitudes toward foreign language pedagogy have resulted in fresh
>>ways of approaching teaching a second language to students. Possible
>>topics include: new teaching methods, problems unique to 21st-century
>>learners of Germanic languages, or integrating target language regional
>>variations into the curriculum.
>>
>>Abstracts of no more than 250 words must be received by Friday, January
>>28, 2005. Submissions should not bear the author's name. Please include
>>the following information as a separate attachment: name, title of
>>paper, department and university affiliation (where applicable),
>>address, phone number, and e-mail address. Papers should not exceed 20
>>minutes in length (8-10 pages).
>>
>>
>>Please send abstracts by e-mail to: [log in to unmask] (for
>>literature/cultural studies including migration and society) and
>>[log in to unmask] (for linguistics/SLA)
>>
>>
>>or by post to:
>>Ivana Bradaric, Corina Petrescu, and Jennifer Ward
>>Department of German
>>University of Wisconsin
>>818 Van Hise Hall
>>1220 Linden Dr.
>>Madison, WI 53706
>>
>>
>>For more information visit our website at:
>>http://mywebspace.wisc.edu/jaward/conference/main.htm

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