SCMLA Call for Papers: German II: Literature and Culture 1700-1890

In keeping with the conference theme, ‘Cultural Round-up’, the German II 
session calls for papers that explore the idea of cultural frontiers. 
The 18th and 19th centuries were a time of unprecedented new 
discoveries, which all constituted “new frontiers” in their brought new 
cultures to European consciousness along with new products and new 
economic markets, from the promise of America to the mystique of the 
Orient. At the same time, science opened up new frontiers of knowledge 
that changed Europeans’ views of themselves, of the human condition in 
general, and of the European nations and “races” and their place in the 
We invite submissions that investigate the impact of any new discovery, 
theory, technology or scientific breakthrough on the consciousness of 
the German-speaking world, either in an individual’s cultural 
production, in the development of new aesthetic principles, or in 
changing cultural practices. We particularly encourage submissions that 
reflect on 18th and 19th-century transformations as they inform us about 
our own modern processes of change.
Topics may include but are not limited to
-the Orient
-the “discovery” of Sanskrit
-the impact of new markets and new products on the European economy
-America and Native Americans
-the rise and spread of Enlightenment ideals
-technological improvements in transportation and their impact on 
cultural exchange
-the burgeoning travel industry

Please submit 500-word abstracts by March 15th to Patricia Sutcliffe and 
Yasser Djazaerly at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] 
Electronic submissions preferred.

Patricia Casey Sutcliffe
Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) 655-7915

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