Call for Papers

Session Title:  Ventures into the Unknown

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution:  Rutgers University

Session Description and Submission Information:

We are seeking for a broad range of interpretations of the city in literature, cinema, and theory:

Spatial theories by Michel de Certeau, M. Foucault, Marc Augé, H. Lefebvre, etc.
Theoretical writings on city spaces by W. Benjamin, S. Kracauer, G. Simmel, etc.
Literary works on the city as memory,  identity,  literary genre, and utopia/dystopia
(Kafka, W.G. Sebald, Leo Spitzer, T. Bernhard, Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, etc.)

Send abstracts to : katrin_springer22@yahoo; [log in to unmask]

Deadline:  September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events.

Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June:

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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