Subject: CFP for 2006 MLA in Philadelphia

 Call for Papers
 for the
 Modern Language Association of America Annual Meeting
 Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006
 The Division on German Literature to 1700
 is planning three sessions:
 1. Migration, Asylum, Exile.
 Migration, acculturation, ethnic and / or religious interaction and conflicts as reflected in medieval or early modern texts. People on the move: why did individuals like Martin Opitz or Katharina von Greiffenberg leave their home, birthplace  and/ or residence and how did this affect their writings? Wars and religious dissent. The Salzburger Migration. Huguenots in Germany.  Early German migration to America. - Themes of wandering, travel, exploration: Vagantenlieder, early travel and cavalier tours, travel accounts, exploration and exploitation. What did asylum mean? Who granted it and when?
2. Festival and Ritual.
New approaches to performances of  religious and secular drama, popular entertainment in central Europe until the Age of the Enlightenment.  Festivities of all kinds from individual celebrations to urban processions and royal festivals, the illustrations and texts written for them and the music composed. Occasional poetry; texts of ritual and magic.
3. Open Topic.
We are seeking proposals for 15-minute papers, send abstract of 300-500 words by March 12, 2006
 Barbara Becker-Cantarino <[log in to unmask]>
Sara S. Poor
Assistant Professor and
Departmental Representative
Princeton University
Department of German
211 East Pyne
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-7980
(609) 258-5597 (FAX)
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Office Hours, Fall 2005
Wed. 3:00-4:00pm
Thurs. 12:30-1:30pm

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