CFP: Victims and Perpetrators (5/15/05; publication of

From: Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner


Victims and Perpetrators: 1933-1945 and beyond ... (Re)Presenting the Past in Post-Unification Culture

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays addressing the representation and reevaluation of World War II and post-war suffering in German post-unification texts.  Proposals from all disciplines are encouraged.  Possible areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to

*       Literary and/or filmic representation of escape, forced expulsion, rape, and
Allied bombings
*       Public and personal commemoration of World War II
*       The politics of memory: German suffering seen from within and from abroad
*       Generational differences in the representation and evaluation of suffering
*       "Working through the Past" in the twenty-first century
*       Collective mourning?
*       European or transnational mourning?

Please send an abstract of 350 words to both Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Dagmar Wienroder-Skinner by December 31, 2004 either per e-mail or regular mail.   Both addresses are listed below.  Please be sure to include your name, e-mail address and postal address as contact information.

Those contributors whose abstracts are accepted are requested to submit their completed article for consideration by May 15, 2005.  Those articles accepted for publication must be revised by July 31, 2005. The anticipated publication date of the anthology is Fall 2005.

Laurel Cohen-Pfister                            Dagmar Wienroder-Skinner
Box 398, McKnight Hall                  Bellarmine 308
Gettysburg College                              Saint Joseph's University
Gettysburg, PA 17325                            5600 City Line Avenue
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