German Studies Association Conference
Pittsburgh, PA
September 27-30, 2018

Theater and Migration
The decades immediately following the labor recruitment contracts with a variety of EEC and non-EEC countries, including Turkey, Italy, and Spain, witnessed the development of a very active theater scene in West German cities, referred to as “Ausländertheater” or “Theater der Migrant/innen.” This panel seeks to examine theater practice, programming, and funding in the context of migration. What approaches, concepts, and implementations have been carried out since the postwar period preceding the postmigrant theater movement? Where do we see continuities and/or breaks in terms of genre, format and themes within and between various stages and time periods? What is theater’s cultural, historical, and political relevance to postwar labor migration and immigration? How do earlier theatrical practices, institutions, and ensembles, as for example the Türkisches Theater Nürnberg, the Arkadaş Theater in Cologne, and the Kollektiv Theater in West Berlin relate to contemporary movements, ensembles, and stages?
Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by January 12, 2018 to Ela Gezen, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Ela Gezen
Assistant Professor of German
Undergraduate Program Director
German and Scandinavian Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960  <>(forthcoming in April 2018 from Camden House)

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