ISSN 1551-9627

The editors of TRANSIT -- a new internet-based, multidisciplinary journal
published by the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley
-- invite submissions for its 2006 issue on the topic "Translation and
Mobility." Papers for the third round, to appear in Winter 2006, need to be
submitted by September 30, 2006.

TRANSIT is the first refereed internet journal in German Studies responding
to the visual turn in literary studies. TRANSIT seeks to push boundaries
both of traditional scholarship and of print publication. The journalšs
online format enables authors to integrate multimedia content (images, film
clips, spoken text, and music) into their work. We welcome critical and
creative work, in English or German, from all areas in which mobility and
transition are major forces, from translation to travelogues and other forms
of cultural transfer.

Special Topic 2006: Translation and Mobility
Submissions for the Special Topic should focus on translation, its
relationship to mobility and cultural transfer.

Possible topics for the "Translation and Mobility" issue include:

-- The translation of mobility. Translation and narratives of mobility.
-- Translation and identity: translation as a vehicle of subjectivity,
intersubjectivity, and/or transnational subjectivities.
-- Translation and media theory: how is translation deployed in different
media, e.g. subtitles in film, internet translation machines, etc.
-- Translation studies and linguistics, e.g. translation as a catalyst of
linguistic change: does translation function as a "transformative" force or
rather as a "conservative" force? How does translation destabilize or
stabilize linguistic systems and hence, cultural practices?
-- Translation and the mobility of images. Traveling images.

Please submit your article to the editors at [log in to unmask] .

The deadline to be included in the third round is September 30, 2006.

Special Topic 2007: Music and Communities
In addition, TRANSIT would like to announce the Special Topic for 2007:
Music and Communities. Submissions for the first round of this issue will be
accepted at any time before January 15, 2007.
Submissions for the Special Topic should focus on music and its role in
communal life and cultural identities within and across communities.

Possible topics for the "Music and Communities" issue include:

-- Musical setting as cultural transfer
-- Chamber music and the orchestration of the intimate
-- Symphony as public discourse
-- Ecstasy, mass experiences, and group emotions
-- Theories of modern classical music
-- Music and politics
-- Folk music and modernity
-- Popular music in various "German" communities
-- Music clubs and choirs
-- The importance of music in subcultures
-- Music as tool of social integration or expression of resistance to
-- Sociology of music, e.g. Adorno, Bourdieu
-- Musical performances and emotional communities
The deadline to be included in the first round of the 2007 issue is January
15, 2007

Open Forum:  
In addition to the Special Topic, each issue of TRANSIT offers an Open Forum
for scholarly and creative work on issues of transition and travel in
classical German works, from Parzival and Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre to
the road movies of Wim Wenders. We are also interested in multidisciplinary
analysis of non-canonical texts, debates, new media, and material culture.
We appreciate comparative studies that frame German examples within larger
theoretical and historical concerns, and we especially encourage essays that
make creative use of available multimedia technologies.

We consider submissions for the Open Forum at any time.

If you have questions, please contact us at [log in to unmask] .

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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