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>From: Anne Rothe <[log in to unmask]>
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>I am looking for ONE more paper for the following session
>(which I am organizing) to be held at the annual conference
>of the German Studies Association, September 29 - October 2
>2005, Milwaukee, WI.
>
>ĺ─˙Befangenheit ist das Normaleĺ─¨?: Jewish/German and
>German/Jewish Relations Today
>
>The Holocaust is certainly still (one of) the main reference
>point(s) for pondering both German and Jewish collective and
>individual identities. Dan Diner characterized the
>relationship between Jews and Germans on a collective level
>as a ĺ─˙negative symbiosisĺ─¨ and Gert Mattenklott described it
>on an individual level as characterized by Befangenheit,
>i.e. a sense of awkwardness and uneasiness based on mutual
>biases and prejudices resulting from a past that neither
>side has been able to come to terms with. Both sides are
>befangen in their (avoidance of) encounters with the
>imagined other since they are still gefangen (imprisoned) in
>the experience and the collective memory of the shared past,
>shared though of course on opposite sides of the
>perpetrator/victim scale.
>         In this session I wish to explore the mutual post-
>Holocaust imaginations and encounters of the respective
>other by Jews and Germans in the present. While imaginations
>and encounters are characterized by Befangenheit, one also
>finds a longing for some kind of normalcy. Hence I also want
>to discuss das Normale in post-Holocaust German/Jewish and
>Jewish/German relationships. Can there (ever) be any sense
>of normalcy in those relations? And what shape(s) would it
>take, which should it take? How would it differ from the
>attempted normalization/relativization of Nazi crimes
>attempted in the Historikerstreit or the Walser-Bubis debate?
>
>Topics which papers may address could include (but are not
>limited to):
>
>*Imagining the Other
>-       American-Jewish perspectives on Germany, the Germans
>& Jewish/German relations
>-       Israeli Perspectives on Germany, the Germans &
>Jewish/German relations
>-       other Jewish perspectives (e.g. Eastern or Western
>European, Latin American) on Germany, the Germans
>          & Jewish/German relations
>-       German perspectives on Israel, Israelis, American or
>other Jews
>-       contemporary literary, filmic and other fictional
>German imaginations of Jews, and Jewish imaginations of
>Germans
>-       contemporary (fictional) German-Jewish love stories
>(in German, Israeli, American etc.) literature and film
>-       the third post-Holocaust generation (in Germany,
>Israel, the US) & their views of their respective Other
>-       contemporary German Anti-Zionism and Israel criticism
>-       the role of anti-Semitism  in present-day Germany,
>especially the so-called ĺ─˛Anti-Semitism because of
>          Auschwitzĺ─˘
>-       current discussions of German bombing victims and
>refugees, and their effect on German/Jewish and
>Jewish/German relations
>
>*Encountering the Other
>-       (fictional or non-fictional) German/Jewish &
>Jewish/German encounters in the US
>-       looking for absolution and/or a sense of normalcy?:
>Germans in Israel
>-       beyond business?: Israelis in Germany
>-       Self-Reflections I: What does it mean for German non-
>Jews to do research in Jewish Studies?
>-       Self-Reflections II: What does it mean for Jews to
>do research in German Studies?
>-       histories of contemporary (non-fictional) German-
>Jewish love stories
>-       perspectives and experiences of Israeli/German and
>German/Israeli youth exchanges and other
>Begegnungsprojeke
>
>Papers can be approached from a variety of academic
>disciplines including cultural studies, history, literary
>and film studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology,
>political science.
>
>Please send abstracts (max. 500 words) by March 6, 2005 to
>Anne Rothe, PhD
>Assistant Professor of German
>Wayne State University, Detroit
>at [log in to unmask]

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