Call for Papers

Outside from Within:  The German Literary Outsider

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Though authors are often considered outsiders, there are those authors who truly have become outcasts from their families, contemporaries, and/or social class. This outsider status may have a discernible impact on the literary production of a particular writer, especially with respect to thematic elements in his/her works. It may open up new perceptions and allow the writer to see his/her former world in a very different light. Such ‘outsiderdom’ is clearly not limited to one particular time period in German literary history. Indeed, such ‘expulsions’ have happened throughout time and cut across all literary genres. This session seeks to examine the outsider within German literary history utilizing representative examples from a variety of time periods.

Please submit a short abstract to Tom Buckley ([log in to unmask]).

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention are posted at

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a  roundtable.

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