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>From: "Jenny McKay" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: 2nd CFP: Postgraduate Conference, Innovation and Recycling 
>in German Culture, Society, and Politics in the 21st Century
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>
>The Department of German, University of Leeds
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>Innovation and Recycling in German Culture, Society, and Politics in the
>21st Century
>
>Postgraduate Conference, Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December 2007
>
>Keynote speakers: Professor Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh)
>and Professor Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent)
>
>Bringing together postgraduate researchers from across the UK, this
>conference will consider the way in which Germany is being (re)defined in
>the 21st century through its culture, society and politics. The
>interdisciplinary forum will interrogate contemporary discourses, asking if
>they signal a break with the past, illustrate continuities, or suggest new
>trends. To what extent are themes and issues in contemporary German culture
>'genuinely' new? Do they mark Wendepunkte in German cultural history? Or are
>they simply evidence of a recycling of the past? What is the relationship
>between recycling and innovation? How might we conceptualise change?
>
>Papers are welcome from postgraduates working in all fields of German
>Studies. The languages of the conference are English and German. Publication
>of the conference proceedings is under discussion.
>
>Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
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>     * German wartime suffering
>     * the 'memorialisation' of the German past
>     * cinematic engagements with the divided nation from the perspective of
>a unified Germany
>     * 'coming to terms' with the GDR past
>     * the construction of the 'normal' nation
>     * displays of patriotism in contemporary German society
>     * the position of Germany in international politics and its role in an
>expanding European Union
>     * representations of diaspora in post-millennial film and literature
>     * the location of Heimat in the 'Berlin Republic'
>     * emerging writers' engagement with their role as author
>
>Proposals of 300 words for papers of 20 minutes that explore any of the
>themes outlined above or are considered relevant to the scope of enquiry
>should be emailed to the organising committee by 20th August 2007 at:
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>NB: Subject to a successful funding bid to the AHRC, it is hoped to offer
>accommodation and travel bursaries for delegates giving papers. Please check
>the conference website (see below) regularly for updates.
>
>Also featuring:
>
>     * Workshop on 'Getting Published' run by German Life and Letters, in
>conjunction with the University of Leeds' Staff and Departmental Development
>Unit
>     * Short film showing
>     * Conference social in Leeds
>
>Registration:
>
>Registration deadline for those giving papers: 30th September 2007
>General registration deadline: 10th October 2007
>
>For a registration form and further details on the conference please see
>http://www.leeds.ac.uk/german/research.htm. Please consult the website
>regularly for updates.
>
>We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!
>
>University of Leeds, Department of German, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

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