Call for Papers


The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its Thirty-Sixth Annual
Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012.

Within the category of interdisciplinary panels, proposals for entire
sessions and for individual presentations are sought on the topic:


Papers may address (but do not have to be limited to):

The representation/citation/evocation of music in literary texts
Music and visuality
Music as “language”
Music and the philosophical tradition
The translatability of music into other discourses
Music and media competition
The legacy of the Romantic literary aesthetics of musical autonomy
Music and German nationalism
Music and national socialism
Music and the classical avant-Garde
Contemporary music and cultural politics today
The myth of “German music”

Offers to serve as session moderators or commentators are also welcome.

No more than two individuals from the same institution and no more
than two graduate students may serve on the same panel; graduate
students cannot serve as moderators or commentators.

Please see the GSA website ( for information about the
submission process, which opens on January 5, 2012.  ALL proposals
must be submitted online; paper forms are not used. The deadline for
proposals is February 15, 2012. Please note that presenters must be
members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership
is available on the GSA website.

Please direct inquiries to:

Rolf J. Goebel
Professor of German
Session Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Panels, GSA 2012
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
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