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>>From: Kit Belgum <[log in to unmask]>
>>Subject: MLA 2006
>>
>>Dear Colleagues,
>>
>>Attached is a call for papers for the 
>>19th-century German literature session at next 
>>year's MLA convention in Philadelphia. If you 
>>work in this period, please consider submitting 
>>a proposal. Please also forward this attachment 
>>as widely as possible to colleagues who are 
>>working on relevant topics. Thanks so much!
>>--
>>Kit Belgum
>>Department of Germanic Studies
>>1 University Station C3300
>>University of Texas at Austin
>>Austin, TX 78712-0304
>>
>>fax: (512) 471-4025
>>dept. phone: (512) 471-4123
>>office phone: (512) 232-6352
>>
>>Germanic Studies: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/german/main.html
>>
>>
>Call for papers for MLA 2006
>
>The Division on Nineteenth- and Early 
>Twentieth-Century German Literature welcomes 
>submissions for its three sessions at the 2006 
>MLA convention on the topic of:
>
>Visualizing Space and Place in German Literature
>I   Landscape(s),
>II   Urban Topographies,
>III   Architecture, Monument, Design
>
>Experience and perceptions of space in Central 
>Europe underwent dramatic shifts in the 
>nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 
>These shifts stemmed from factors such as 
>changing political boundaries, population 
>growth, increased mobility, migration, and new 
>gender roles.  These sessions focus on three 
>different aspects and scales of space and place 
>as they are represented in German literature of 
>the period.  The sessions will explore the 
>changes in the literary treatment of space and 
>in the rhetoric and visual imagery of place. The 
>goal is to gain a better understanding of the 
>impact of social, political, and technological 
>changes on the literary imagination.
>
>The first session, "Landscape(s)," is devoted 
>primarily to the geographical dimension of space 
>in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century 
>literature.  This could include battle fields, 
>remnants of bucolic isolation, or responses to 
>environmental degradation.  Papers could address 
>colonial terrains, the impact of technology, 
>travel, and dislocation on perceptions of place, 
>or changing gender and class relationships to a 
>national geography.
>
>The second session, "Urban Topographies," 
>attends to elements of the burgeoning cities of 
>the period and the ways in which these raised 
>new issues for literary works.  Papers might 
>discuss new genres and styles that emerged with 
>the flâneur/flâneuse, the rise of reportage, and 
>the gendered nature of consumption.  Other 
>topics might include the impact of urban 
>development (real or imagined), historical 
>continuity or rupture in city neighborhoods, or 
>the protection of green space as an antidote to 
>urbanization.
>
>The third session focuses on the smaller units 
>of space: "Architecture, Monument, and Design." 
>Papers in this session might examine the 
>function of individual edifices, the private vs. 
>public character of physical structures, or the 
>tension between vernacular and international 
>styles. How did literature respond to building 
>speculation or the fascination with memorials or 
>ruins?  Literary discussion of restoration, 
>conservation, or innovation could be analyzed in 
>everything from castles and churches to tenement 
>houses and train stations.
>
>
>Send abstracts no later than Friday, March 10, 2006 by e-mail to:
>
>Kit Belgum, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>

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