Call for Papers

Liminal Places/Social Spaces/Modern Faces: Liminality in German Literature

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

Neither public nor private, liminal spaces temporarily relax or suspend 
conventional restraints, social taboos and symbolic orders. This panel 
explores what happens in German literature/culture when individuals of 
different gender and class renegotiate behavioral codes and 
interpersonal relations in sites like hotels, foreign countries, or 
beaches. What power to unsettle or change do these ‘in-between’ spaces 
have, and are they still useful for critique today? Please send 250-500 
word abstracts to Andrea Meyertholen ([log in to unmask]) and 
Madhuvanti Karyekar ([log in to unmask]).

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

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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