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>From:         Sabine Rolle <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP - Constructions of Cultural Heritage in the GDR
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>Call for papers
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>Edinburgh German Yearbook Volume 3 (2009)
>Contested Legacies - Constructions of Cultural Heritage in the GDR
>Edited by Matthew Philpotts and Sabine Rolle
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>EGYB is a new annual publication for German Studies, published by
>Camden House, intended to encourage and disseminate lively and open
>discussion of themes pertinent to German Studies, viewed from a wide
>variety of perspectives inside and outside the conventional boundaries
>of the discipline.
>
>In the context of the approaching 20th anniversary of the fall of the
>Wall, volume 3 engages with current debates on memory and tradition in
>order to re-visit the cultural history of the GDR. Existing cultural
>traditions were one of the principal constraints on the realisation of
>the first socialist state on German soil; at the same time, the
>cultural values of the past were frequently appropriated in order to
>legitimate SED policy. We intend to examine this tension in attitudes
>to the past in the GDR, through a range of contributions exploring how
>the discourses and values of East German society interacted with the
>cultural values of the past, in general, and with the German cultural
>inheritance, in particular.
>
>Contributions are invited from the full range of academic approaches -
>literary, cultural, linguistic, musical, artistic, political,
>historical, and theoretical - and might address, for example, the
>following broad areas:
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>- Continuation and change in political, cultural, judicial,
>educational, economical, religious and media institutions
>- The 'canon' in literature, drama, music, visual arts
>- Conservation versus renewal in the built environment
>- Attitudes towards traditions and customs in majority and minority cultures
>- Remembering the past: historical narratives (including history of
>science, history of ideas etc.)
>- Exhibiting the past: memorials and museums
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>Publication will be autumn 2009, and the deadline for finished
>contributions will be 30 January 2009. Essays may be in English or
>German. *Abstracts for proposed contributions should be submitted by
>email to both the editors by the end of March 2008.*
>Dr Matthew Philpotts ([log in to unmask])
>Dr Sabine Rolle ([log in to unmask]).
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>Dr Sabine Rolle
>German Studies
>Division of European Languages and Cultures
>University of Edinburgh
>David Hume Tower
>George Square
>Edinburgh EH8 9JX
>Scotland
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