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> CALL FOR PAPERS -- PLEASE CIRCULATE
> FROM THE MLA DIVISION FOR GERMAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1700
>
> FOR THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO,  
> DEC. 27-30, 2008.
>
> 1. The Constructed Self: Revisiting the I With New Eyes
> Papers sought that examine any aspect of the poetic subject (or  
> subject position) in medieval or early modern literature (lyric,  
> epic, romance, drama, chronicle, or devotional literature). Papers  
> might consider questions such as: Since the eschewing of  
> biographical criticism in the 1980s and 1990s, is there anything to  
> be gained from re-thinking the relationship between the I of a  
> text and a historical counterpart or author? What can we say about  
> the I now that we acknowledge its constructedness (whether as a  
> literary device, a set of subject positions, or as an instantiation  
> of a particular gender configuration)?
>
> 2. The Form of the World: Site, Sound, and Symbol in Pre-Modern  
> German Literature
> Papers sought that examine any sensual aspect in relation to  
> medieval and early modern German literature: sight, touch, sound,  
> smell, or taste. Topics might include the representation and  
> symbolic deployment of material objects either sacred or profane,  
> the structuring and interpretation of space (architecture) and  
> landscape, the role of music or song in a particular text, the  
> significance of smell and taste in secular and sacred literature.  
> Also of interest would be examinations of texts themselves as  
> material objects (in and outside of manuscripts) how they relate to  
> the material world in which they were produced (for example in a  
> monastery, at court, in the town) or to other material works of art  
> (painting, architecture, sculpture, etc.).
>
>
> 3. Open Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
>
> 1-page abstracts by March 1, 2008 to Sara S. Poor at [log in to unmask]
>
> Sara S. Poor
> Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
> Department of German
> Princeton University
> 211 East Pyne
> Princeton, NJ 08544
> (609) 258-7980
> (609) 258-5597 (FAX)
> [log in to unmask]

Sara S. Poor
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of German
Princeton University
211 East Pyne
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-7980
(609) 258-5597 (FAX)
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