Special session for the German Studies Association Conference in St.  
Paul, Minnesota,
October 2-5, 2008


Developments such as the collapse of communism and global trade  
agreements have altered the world economy radically. Increased flows  
of migrants around the globe as well as postmodern forms of nomadism  
in the Western hemisphere have lead to deterritorialization and  
destabilized identities. This panel proposes to look at the impact  
these transformations have had on cultural production in the German  
speaking countries. Possible perspectives include the significance of  
a globalized editorial market for aesthetic production, the role of  
new media, and how authors and artists respond to the challenge to  
build "symbolic capital." The session would also like to include  
analyses of the growing body of contemporary German literary texts  
and films that deal with narratives of (global) capitalism, money,  
(un)employment, and consumption.

Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 500 words (in German or  
English) and very short biographical info by January 31, 2008 to Anke  
Biendarra, University of California, Irvine ([log in to unmask]).

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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
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