Print

Print


>
>From:         Gerrit-Jan Berendse <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:	Made in the GDR - CFP visual culture conference at Cardiff
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>Please submit your abstract not later than 15 March 2008 (sorry!)
>
>One-Day Conference: Made in the GDR - Visual Culture in the Other Germany
>Date: 4 April 2008
>
>Location: Cardiff School of European Studies / Cardiff University
>
>
>>From 1949 until 1990, the eastern part of 
>>today's Germany constituted a separate state 
>>from that
>in the West; it had its own vibrant culture with 
>distinct conditions of artistic production and
>reception. Amongst several research strengths of 
>the German Department at Cardiff University is a
>focus on that culture and its historical context.
>
>On 4 April 2008, the department is hosting a 
>one-day conference on GDR visual culture. We look
>forward to welcoming speakers examining 
>instances of film, painting, sculpture, 
>monuments and
>graphics, created in the GDR. The term 'visual 
>culture' is meant in a wide sense and could
>embrace such fields as architecture and design.
>
>The conference will be interested in encouraging 
>interdisciplinary discussion about how and why
>certain images were created in GDR culture and 
>how they came to bear upon that culture in turn.
>Aspects for discussion include, but are not confined to:
>
>appropriations of literary culture in GDR visual culture
>relationships between the state's cultural policy and the visual arts
>comparisons between different generations of visual artists in the GDR
>dialogues with West German visual culture and/or a common heritage
>reception of GDR visual culture after 1990
>
>Invited speakers include:
>Tilo Köhler (Berlin)
>Jonathan Osmond (Cardiff)
>David Clarke (Bath)
>Ute Wölfel (Reading)
>Helen Hughes (Surrey)
>Marc Schweissinger (Cardiff)
>
>Contact
>Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
>Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse
>Head of Department
>Department of German
>Cardiff School of European Studies
>Cardiff University
>65-68 Park Place
>Cardiff CF10 3AS
>United Kingdom
>Tel. ++44-29-20874534
>Fax ++44-29-20874946
>www.cardiff.ac.uk/euros/contactsandpeople/profiles/berendsegj.html

*******************
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html