Call for Papers:
Conference Panel/s for German Studies Association (GSA) 2010
Oakland, CA (October 7-10, 2010)

Cities around 1800: Localizing of Global Culture

The panel(s) invite(s) reconsiderations of the late eighteenth-century German city in an early phase of globalization. Questions to be addressed may include but are not limited to: How did the global context shape late eighteenth-century cities of different sizes, locations, socio-economic and demographic nature (e.g., maritime/port cities, provincial merchant towns, seats of aristocratic culture)? Which views, stereotypes, contacts existed; which strategies were used to translate the world to the small scale? Which channels of communication aided the process? Which global spaces, objects, remnants existed?

Please send all inquiries to Birgit Tautz; abstracts of max. 250 words and a brief biographical sketch/c.v. are due by January 30, 2010 ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). I will make decisions by February 5th.

Birgit Tautz
Associate Professor of German, Chair
Department of German
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04101

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