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>Subject: CFP: Where Germany and the Netherlands 
>Meet (3/1/07, MLA, 12/27-30/07)
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>CFP: Where Germany and the Netherlands Meet
>MLA Chicago 27-30 December 2007
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>Although Germany. Belgium and the Netherlands 
>share a border, and although there
>are close linguistic, historical, and cultural 
>affinities and ties, actual study
>and general scholarly awareness of the points of 
>contact between German and the
>Low Lands are minimal. With this panel, the MLA Discussion Group on
>Netherlandic Language and Literature would like 
>to reach out beyond specialists
>in the field, and encourage Germanists and Netherlandists alike to consider
>fresh approaches to the many points where Germany and the Low Lands meet.
>Examples: early modern and enlightenment German scholars and writers at Dutch
>universities (e.g., Opitz and Haller, but many more); Dutch history on the
>German stage, German intertexts in Dutch 
>literature (e.g., is E. T. A. Hoffmann
>a factor in Max Havelaar?) and Dutch intertexts in German literature (Vondel,
>Heinsius, others); reception studies; 
>anti-Germanism in the Netherlands; travel
>writing (e.g., Cees Nooteboom in Berlin at the 
>Wende); colonial contacts in the
>Dutch East Indies and elsewhere; literature and film of and about the Nazi
>occupation; “passing” as a German (from Rudi Carrell to Herman van Veen).
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>Please send abstracts to Simon Richter 
>([log in to unmask]) by 1 March 2007.
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