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CALL FOR PAPERS

COLLECTORS IN GERMAN LITERATURE

GSA, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 2-5 2008

The allegorical figure of the collector populates German literature of the late 
19th and early 20th century.  If the collector’s reverence for objects 
facilitates an engagement with history unique to every given presence, public 
libraries and museums serve as a space were cultural meaning is constituted, 
contested or subverted.

Papers sought that examine any aesthetical (or theoretical) aspect of 
collectors, bibliophilia or “museums of the mind” (McIsaac).  Topics might 
include the representation and symbolic deployment of material objects either 
in private or public collections, or examinations of books themselves as objects 
and how they relate to the material world in which they were produced.  Also 
of interest would be literary treatments of collectors and collectibles such as 
paintings, architecture, or sculpture.

Please send one-page proposals to Ulrich Bach ([log in to unmask]) by 
February 8.

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