Midwest Modern Languages Association

November 15-18 in Kansas City, MO

German Literature and Culture Permanent Section


In the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures,” presenters are invited to explore the tensions surrounding ideas of culture in the area of German Studies. Possible topics include, but not limited to: 

The Culture Industry and its Legacy

Pedagogical approaches to dominant and minority cultures

Intersections between postcolonialism, imperialism, and capitalism

The co-opting of culture as a consumable good

Minority cultures in German-speaking countries

Ecocritical readings of consumption

Transcultural identities

The “privilege paradox” for minority authors

Varying methods of consumption: digital, etc.

Disability studies in culture

Issues of feminism and womanism

Cultures of non-consumption: asceticism


Please email abstracts of no more than 250 words to Edward Muston at [log in to unmask] by April 5.


Edward Muston, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of German Studies
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
700 College Street
Beloit College
Beloit, WI 53511
Telephone: (608) 363-2611
Email: [log in to unmask]

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