The 18th century German literary landscape is marked by increased cultural transfer via travel and translation. This panel seeks to explore the influence and/or impact of this transnational tendency on such genres as the bürgerliches Trauerspiel, the weinerliches Rührstück (comédie larmoyante), the Briefroman, Reiseliteratur and others, including poetry. Who are the agents pushing this transnational process, how important are gender considerations in this context? How does this process manifest in genre-specific terms?

Please send abstracts of about 250 words to both Astrid Weigert ([log in to unmask]) and Carolyn Osinski ([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 fee with registration)

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

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June:

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. Do not accept a slot if you may cancel to present on another session.

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