Modern Language Association
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 27-30, 2006

Games Authors Play (three sessions planned)
Division: Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century German Literature

The executive committee of the division in eighteenth- and early
nineteenth-century German literature invites abstracts that deal with the games
authors play. Such games may involve: laying traps for readers; textual riddles;
games of risk and chance; addiction to gambling; chess and other games in
literature; betting; billiards; gender games; games of seduction; opening
gambits; authorial trickery, scurrility, and malice; literary brinksmanship;
subterfuge and masquerade; competition and competitiveness; language games;
interpretive parries and other responses to authorial thrusts.

Please send one-page abstracts to Simon Richter preferably by email
([log in to unmask]). Otherwise: Department of Germanics, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305.

Deadline: March 1, 2006. Results announced by April 1, 2006.

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
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