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>From:         Arne Koch <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Thinking Beyond the Nation (2/3/08; GSA; 10/2/08-10/5/08)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>Thinking Beyond the Nation: Popular Fictions of 
>Community in Nineteenth- and 
>Early-Twentieth-Century German Culture
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>German Studies Association Conference, St. Paul, MN - October 2-5, 2008
>www.thegsa.org
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>The panel(s) seek to address ways in German 
>culture that popularized and exploited the idea 
>of nationhood and community in the nineteenth 
>and early-twentieth century. By merging these 
>two ideas in the paradigm of “national 
>community” and popularizing it in different 
>venues for different audiences (e.g. for women; 
>in the context of Volksbildung=people’s 
>education), an understanding of culture arose 
>that eclipsed multifaceted, alternate versions 
>of community. This understanding continued to 
>define literary and social historiography in the 
>twentieth century. What is of special interest 
>to us are these alternate, multifaceted 
>understandings of community existing in the 
>nineteenth and early-twentieth century that are 
>now hidden:  the imaginary intersection of local 
>and global space in the formation of 
>communities; avant-garde and transnational 
>European aesthetic groupings; belongings to 
>multiple ethnic/cultural/political/social groups 
>(“community without unity”); issue-driven, 
>short-lived communities, etc.
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>Please send abstracts of max. 250 words to both 
>organizers (Birgit Tautz and Arne Koch) at 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
>and <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
>Abstracts are due no later than February 3, 2008.
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>Dr. Arne Koch
>Head, German Program
>Assistant Professor of German
>Department of German and Russian
>Colby College
>446 Lovejoy, 4449 Mayflower Hill
>Waterville, ME 04901-8844
>P: 207-859-4449
>F: 207-859-4405
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