Call for Papers

The graduate students of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the

University of Kansas (Graduate Association of German Students - GAGS) are

announcing a call for papers for their 12th annual interdisciplinary conference to be held on

February 15th-16th, 2008 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Abstracts from graduate students and scholars from the humanities and social sciences

are welcome. This year, we encourage submissions on the topic of:


Embodiment of evil in German literature, art and film


Any German or German-related topic is welcome. Possible topics may include, but are

not limited to, critical examinations of the following:


- evil figures/characters in German literature

- the pact with the devil

- the devil in German literature, art or film

- the portrayal of evil in German literature

- war and evil caused during war

- death:  description and personification

- evil analyzed by using concepts and approaches from psychology, sociology (e.g. narrative approaches), linguistics (e.g. narrative and discursive), history, philosophy


The keynote address will be announced

Presentations will be about 20 minutes in length, in German or in English.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by January 15th, 2008 to Michael Grünbaum at

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Notification on the status of submissions will be sent out by January 29th, 2007.

Hope to see you in Lawrence!

your GAGS-committee

The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
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