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>From:         Frank Finlay <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The German Literary Intellectual, 1945 to the Present 
>Day, University of Leeds,
>Dear Colleagues
>
>Your attention is drawn to the latest conference at the University of Leeds.
>Best wishes,
>Frank Finlay
>
>Speaking Truth to Power?
>The German Literary Intellectual, 1945 to the Present Day
>An International Conference
>October 5-7, 2007
>
>Whereas it has been common to regard the German literary 
>intellectual as more or less 'heroic' and resolutely independent 
>individuals, determined to pronounce on matters of public interest, 
>unshackled by party-political allegiance, "political correctness" or 
>even crude calculations of personal gain, our conference seeks to 
>challenge this view.
>The focus is on the literary intellectual as entirely embedded with 
>a series of interrelated and interlocking contexts: as a proponent 
>of a particular standpoint within the competition of ideas in the 
>public-political sphere; as situated within particular political 
>projects and political alliances; as a 'public figure', 
>self-consciously aware of the premium attached to his or her public 
>profile in the media age; as an author responding to an always 
>changing literary market, conscious of the need for publicity and 
>perhaps even controversy; and as a 'name' within a literary field 
>shaped by various other 'names', influences and positions, to 
>mention but a few
>As the prelude to a major, five-year research project to be based in 
>the Department of German at the University of  Leeds, we invite 
>papers on any aspects of the above in relation to the involvement of 
>writer-intellectuals in public-political affairs in the former 
>German Democratic Republic (East Germany or the GDR) and the Federal 
>Republic of Germany (West Germany or the FRG).
>
>Among the keynote speakers will be Stephen Brockmann, Leverhulme 
>Visiting Professor in the Department, as well as guests from Germany.
>Offers of Papers (Abstract by 28 February 2007) to:
>Prof Frank Finlay (<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask])  or 
> Prof Stuart Taberner 
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask])>[log in to unmask])
>
>For previous conferences/projects run from the Department consult 
>our research <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/german/research.htm>web pages
>
>
>

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