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Call for Papers:

43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

Between Resistance and Silence: The Making of the Child Murderess in German Literature, Film, and Culture

This panel investigates the topic of infanticide in German literature, film and culture from Enlightenment to the Present. We seek papers that examine medical, political, social, and judicial discourses that impact the making of the child murderess. Please send 250-300 word abstracts and brief biographical statements with university affiliation as e-mail attachments to Ina Sammler [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and Alexandra Hagen [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2011

Please include with your abstract on a separate page:
- Name and Affiliation
- E-mail address
- A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings.

Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue. Compact yet diverse, Rochester also boasts important historical connections; it is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star, as well as his eponymous periodical, and delivered the speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”. Visitors can explore the houses of abolitionist, suffragette, and reformer Susan B. Anthony and the inventor of devices popularizing photography, George Eastman, as well as shopping and eateries; attendees will also be within reach of the beautiful Finger Lakes region, known for its local wineries.

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. http://www.<http://goog_980684887>nemla<http://goog_980684887>.org/convention/2012/cfp.html<>

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