Call for Papers


Session Title: Magic and Mechanics - Trends in Recent German Young Adult Fiction

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:

This panel strives to examine dominating trends in recent German young adult fiction. Apart from sparkling vampires and diaries of wimpy kids, what are the stimulating topics and genres that engage German-speaking teenage readers?
Possible topics: the re-imagining of literary classics; the intersection of YA fiction and graphic novels; (Hollywood) movie adaptations; thematic innovations entering ‘mainstream’ novels (steampunk, queerness, intersections of videogames and YA novels).

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Stefanie Kullick at [log in to unmask])">[log in to unmask]


Deadline:  September 30, 2010


Please include with your abstract:


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The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as pre-conference workshops, dynamic speakers and cultural events.  Details and the 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.

Stefanie Kullick
Department of German Language and Literature
Queen's University
Kingston, ON

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