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CFP: Global Identities in a Digital Age: German-language Culture in the 21st Century A joint graduate conference by the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo Date: November 13th, 2015 Location: Hart House, University of Toronto Deadline for abstracts: August 10th 2015 Keynote speaker: Professor Paul Youngman, Head of the Department of German and Russian, and Chair of the Digital Humanities Working Group at Washington and Lee University As inhabitants of a digital global space, we all form identities that may or may not differ greatly from our non-virtual selves. Informed and manipulated by mass media, the construction of our identities is, more than ever, shaped by global discourses. Ideas of nationalism, race, and gender are formed and re-formed in ways impossible to recreate in a non-digital environment. In 2013 the German chancellor Angela Merkel famously dubbed the internet ‘Neuland’. While far from being unknown territory for German culture, the language of choice for much of the internet’s content is undoubtedly English. How does German-language culture respond to this? Since language and identity are so closely intertwined, how much influence does English have on non-native speakers? How do German speakers, writers, artists position themselves in a global environment? Do they embrace it? Do they subvert it, undermine it? We welcome submissions from graduate students on the PhD and Master level on the topic of global identities in a digital age which could be explored from one of these vantage points: Media identification Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Disability Avatars Social Media Digital German Culture The Role of the Cinema Physicality vs. the Virtual Texts and Hypertexts Nature Futurism Post-Nationalism Post-Humanism Gaming Celebrity and Iconicity Borders and boundaries Abstracts are accepted in German and English but please note that this is an English-language conference. All presentations will be held in English. Please submit your abstract (approximately 250 words) by August 10th to [log in to unmask] Important Dates Extended Deadline for proposal submission: August 10th 2015 Notification of acceptance: August 25th, 2015 Conference : November 13th, 2015 ******************* The German Studies Call for Papers List Editor: Stefani Engelstein Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt Sponsored by the University of Missouri Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html