Proposal for a panel for the Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association,
September 22 - September 25, 2011,
in Louisville, Kentucky

Just being normal? Narratives of normality and the peculiarities of German normalization in the early 21st century

(Organisers: Sarah Colvin and Rainer Hillebrand, IGS Birmingham)

What does it mean to be normal in the twenty-first century? We are looking for perspectives from across disciplines (e.g. politics, literature, film, economics, history, theology, cultural studies) on the peculiar notion of normality, and on the expression and/or reception of German normalization in the first decade of the century.

Please submit a short abstract (maximum 400 words) and brief CV by 21 January to Sarah Colvin and Rainer Hillebrand ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

Sarah Colvin
Professor in the Study of Contemporary Germany and Director, Institute for German Studies
University of Birmingham
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B15 2TT
Tel: ++44 121 4158627

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