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>From:         Florian Krobb <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP Raabe International
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>Call for Papers: Raabe International
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>We are planning to organise a conference at 
>National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 
>devoted to exploring the international dimension 
>of Wilhelm Raabe's work and of the reception of 
>his work. Recent advances in postcolonial theory 
>and interpretative practice, new translations of 
>Raabe's novels (The Odin Field in particular) 
>and the prominence of scholars especially from 
>the English-speaking world in Raabe research 
>over the years give rise to this attempt to 
>combine a variety of 'international' aspects in 
>one conference. Topics that could be addressed 
>might include:
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>-       Raabe's image of foreign locations and 
>'foreign issues' in general (to mention just two 
>examples: have the image of Brazil in Zum wilden 
>Mann or Raabe's commentary on the building of 
>the Suez Canal in Abu Telfan ever been 
>thoroughly examined?);
>-       Raabe's treatment of 'international' 
>themes like emigration, colonialisation; Raabe 
>and the cultural history of colonialism; 
>colonialism and modernization;
>-       Raabe's engagement with Europe past and present -- new approaches;
>-       the reception of Raabe's works (mainly 
>in the English-speaking world), including the 
>contribution of international critics like 
>Barker Fairley and Jeffrey Sammons;
>-       contemporary (19th-century) and modern 
>translations, questions of translatability and 
>translational practice;
>-       Raabe and European Realism / comparative 
>readings and the question of Raabe's "modernism".
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>The conference is planned for 7-9 September 2006 
>so as to coincide with the 175th anniversary of 
>Raabe's birth on 8 September 1831. It will take 
>place at National University of Ireland, 
>Maynooth. NUIM is located 30 kilometers west of 
>Dublin with quick and easy access to the capital 
>by car, train or bus. Coincidentally, the 
>publication that will hopefully result out of 
>this conference will be ready in good time for 
>the 100th anniversary of Raabe's death in 2010.
>Interested colleagues are invited to send (in 
>electronic form or on paper) a brief outline of 
>their proposed paper (not more than 300 words) 
>by 15 November 2005 either to Professor Florian 
>Krobb (Department of German, National University 
>of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, Republic 
>of Ireland, email: [log in to unmask]) or to 
>Professor Dirk Göttsche (Department of German, 
>University of Nottingham, University Park, 
>Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK, email: 
>[log in to unmask]). Contributions 
>should be in English and not exceed a speaking 
>time of 30 minutes.
>Please feel free to pass the information on to 
>any other colleagues of your acquaintance who 
>might be interested in participating.
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>With best wishes,
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>Dirk Göttsche and Florian Krobb

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