*Mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt: Berlin as Site of Transnational Exchange*

Northeast Modern Language Association
Washington, D.C., USA
March 21-24, 2019

50th Anniversary Convention Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of
Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

This panel seeks perspectives on transnational and cross-cultural exchange
in Germany's capital city, Berlin, which author Jean Paul famously
described over 200 years ago as “mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt.” Topics
for consideration may include: How has the interaction between various
cultural and linguistic traditions shaped the cityscape and vice versa? How
have sociopolitical factors, such as war, occupation, division,
(re)unification, migration, and globalization, impacted the nature of these
exchanges? How have interpersonal relationships, kinships, and communities
changed as Berlin has developed from provincial capital to metropolis? How
do local and global networks form around and across intersectional
identities? Papers grounded in analyses of textual, visual, and/or
performance-based media from any era are welcome.

Please submit abstracts (300 word limit) and a brief bio via the NeMLA
portal by September 30, 2018. For conference information, registration, and
submission, visit the conference website: https://www.buffalo.

NeMLA offers professionalization clinics, travel awards for graduate
students, contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars,
and two-year college faculty, and a fantastic mentorship program run by the
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus that pairs senior faculty with junior
faculty and graduate students.

Panel organizer: Didem Uca, University of Pennsylvania, [log in to unmask]

*Didem Uca*
*PhD Candidate (ABD), University of Pennsylvania*
*Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures*

*Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning*
*Assistant Editor, Jahrbuch Türkisch-deutsche Studien*

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Sean Franzel
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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