Call for Papers

German Historical Novels since the 19th Century: More than Bestsellers

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013 
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution:  Tufts University

Historical novels have played a crucial role on the literary market,
particularly since the 19th century. Often counted among the bestsellers of
a given period, historical novels have been just as often dismissed as
’Unterhaltungsliteratur.’ Indeed, though, the particular focus on certain
historical figures, social groups, regional setting, and plot allow for a
complex and fascinating dialogue between two different historical points in
time. Send 250-300 word abstracts by Sept. 30th, 2012 to Daniela Richter,
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Please include with your abstract: 
Name and Affiliation 
Email address 
Postal address 
Telephone number
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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing
innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th
annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known
for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections,
vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The
Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District
at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary
readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

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.

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