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
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 15.