Approaching Civilization (2/8/06; German Studies Associati
Thirtieth German Studies Association Annual Conference
9/28/06-10/1/06    Pittsburgh, PA

Approaching Civilization
Seeking papers that analyze theoretical, historical, or aesthetic renderings of civilization's construction and collapse, with particular attention to the experiences of fascism, exile, and/or genocide.  Contributions should also consider the contemporary relevance of the idea of civilization and advance discussion of such conceptual problems as civilization rupture (Zivilisationsbruch) and the relationship between civilization and barbarism.

Object is to assemble an interdisciplinary group that will examine a range of critical and creative texts.  Please send 300-word abstracts and brief cvs (w/in email or as MS Word attachments) to Theodore Rippey ([log in to unmask]) by 8 February 2006. 

Panel subject to approval by GSA program committee.

Theodore Rippey
Dept of German, Russian & E Asian Langs
Bowling Green State U
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(419) 372 7137

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