From: Ulrike Wilson <[log in to unmask]>

Call for Papers

Transmissions and Omissions:
12th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference

Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
and the Corcoran Department of History

April 1 - 3, 2005

Keynote speaker: Professor Elisabeth Weber, Chair of the Department of
Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies, UC Santa Barabra


The writing of literature and history has been greatly affected by such
phenomena as the printing press, theater, journalism and by modern
technologies, such as film, television, and the internet. The goal of our
conference is to explore the interconnectedness between literature and other
media. We are inviting graduate students in German literature and history to
submit papers dealing with any time period and covering topics such as, but
not restricted to, the following:

     * Effects, Portrayal, and Influence of Media
     * Popularization of Media
     * Technologies of Reading and Writing
     * Propaganda
     * Production, Censorship, and Destruction of Books
     * Textual Recovery and Revision
     * Documents, Documentary, and Staging
     * Non-Verbal means of Communication
     * Intertextuality
     * Film and Literature: Adaptations
     * Collage and Montage
     * Internet Literature

Presentations should be no longer than 15-20 minutes. Papers may be read in
either English or German. Housing will be provided. Limited travel grants
may be awarded. Please submit a one page abstract to:

Ulrike K. Wilson
University of Virginia German Department
P.O.Box 400125
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4125
[log in to unmask] (please e-mail abstract as Word attachment)
Fax: 434-924-6700 (ATTN: Graduate Studies Conference)

Submission Deadline: Postmarked by January 31, 2005

Also view our conference web page:

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Meghan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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