2015 Call for Papers

The 57th Midwest Modern Language Association

Annual Convention


Columbus, Ohio 

Hyatt Regency Columbus

November 12-14, 2015 

German Women Writers

Topic: Open

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of “Arts and Sciences” are especially welcome.

Please submit 250-word abstracts as email attachments to both Corrina Peet, [log in to unmask] and Julie Koehler [log in to unmask] by March 29th, 2015 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th.

Possible sub-themes of the informal Convention theme “Arts and Sciences” include:

·         Images of the sciences in literature
·         Laboratory tools in the humanities
·         Science fiction
·         Narratives of progress
·         Creativity as science and/or art
·         Literary theory and scientific modeling
·         Disability and technologies of accommodation
·         Digital Humanities
·         Empiricism
·         Mapping and networks
·         The art and science of teaching
·         Methods of inquiry
·         Cognitive approaches to literature
·         Medical humanities
·         STEM and the curriculum
·         Eugenics and Pseudo-sciences
·         Alchemy and magic
·         Computer generated text
·         Humanities laboratories
·         Cyborgs and technoculture
·         Scientific models and language studies
·         Rhetoric of science
·         Writing and technology
·         The Posthuman
·         Literature and genetics
·         Writing popular science
·         Public perceptions of arts and/or sciences
·         Regional arts
·         Video games
·         Artistic/scientific inspiration
·         The future of specific disciplines
·         Coding
·         Science writing
·         Bioethics

Julie L. J. Koehler
KCP Fellow and PhD Candidate of German
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Wayne State University
906 West Warren  
487 Manoogian
Detroit, MI 48202

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