CFP: GERMAN STUDIES (11/11/2019, KFLC - The Languages, Literatures,
and Cultures Conference, April 16-18, 2020)

The KFLC is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of
scholarly research in the area of German-Austrian-Swiss studies.
Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field,
including, but not limited to:

Regular Sessions:

Graduate Student Panel: Brenna Byrd ([log in to unmask])

18th and 19th Century: Joseph D. O’Neil ([log in to unmask])

20th Century to 1945: Hillary Hope Herzog ([log in to unmask]) and Harald
Höbusch ([log in to unmask])

20th Century after 1945: N. Jeff Rogers ([log in to unmask]) and Bess
Dawson ([log in to unmask])

Special Sessions:

Fairy Tales: New Ways of Reading/New Ways of Teaching (Bess Dawson,
[log in to unmask])

This panel seeks to explore the uses and abuses of Fairy Tales. We
welcome papers addressing both traditional and new methods of reading
and/or teaching fairy tales from German speaking lands. Investigations
into contemporary adaptions and unique tales are particularly welcome,
though not required.

Revolution, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1774-1832 (Joseph D. O’Neil,
[log in to unmask])

Panel sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America

Goethe’s lifetime is marked by drastic social change, often by violent
means. Visions of new social order proliferate in a revolutionary as
well as in a reactionary mode. The French Revolution, the Mainz
Republic whose end Goethe witnessed, and the expansion of new social
and legal forms during the Napoleonic conquest of the German lands
provoke competing visions of a restoration of order, whether as a
Romantic vision of social coherence (e.g., Novalis, Die Christenheit
oder Europa), authoritarian and nationalist political, legal, and
institutional projects (Savigny, de Maistre and Donoso Cortés; the
Holy Alliance, the Zentraluntersuchungskommission), or an apparent
return to solid values in art and literature, for which Goethe is at
least a figurehead or touchstone.

This panel (or series) wants to consider these broad themes in a
German and transnational context across media and genres. Papers that
touch upon any aspect of the topic are welcome. We especially welcome
papers that integrate literature and the other arts or other areas of
cultural production such as law and political theory, as well as
papers that examine international and transnational connections.

German Culture in a Global Context (N. Jeff Rogers, [log in to unmask])

These panels will explore German cultural production in a global
context, focusing on the ways in which local cultural products and
expressions are informed by global developments and contexts. Topics
are not limited to the analysis of literature and film but can include
a wide array of discourses and cultural products. Papers will not be
read for these sessions. Instead, working papers will be submitted two
weeks prior to the conference and put on a SharePoint. At the
conference, presenters will have 10 minutes to summarize the main
points of their argument. The remaining 20 minutes will be reserved
for detailed feedback and discussion of papers.

Christian Kracht: 25 Years after Faserland (N. Jeff Rogers, [log in to unmask])

It has been a quarter century since Christian Kracht published the
immensely popular novel Faserland. Initially dismissed by some as
"pop," the novel has become one of the most read German novels of the
21st century. Since then, Kracht has published five additional novels
and numerous collections of travel writings and essays, establishing
himself as important intellectual figure in the German-language
literary landscape. This session aims to take stock of Kracht's
writings, positions, and influence over the past 25 years. Accepted
papers will be considered for a special edition of Colloquia Germanica
dedicated to Kracht.

Papers will not be read for these sessions. Instead, working papers
will be submitted two weeks prior to the conference and put on a
SharePoint. At the conference, presenters will have 10 minutes to
summarize the main points of their argument. The remaining 20 minutes
will be reserved for detailed feedback and discussion of papers.


Paper presentations (if not indicated otherwise) are 20 minutes
followed by a 10-minute question & answer session. In addition to
individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of
5 papers will be considered.

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of
languages and specializations. This year’s conference will have
sessions in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Classical Studies, East Asian
Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss
Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular
and Spanish American), Indigenous and Endangered Languages,
Intercultural Studies, Italian Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies,
Language Studies for the Professions, Linguistics, Lusophone Studies,
Neo-Latin Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, Second Language
Acquisition, and Translation Studies.

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Panel proposals of 5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The
panel organizer should electronically submit a panel proposal.  The
panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the
theme of the panel, the organizer's name and contact information, and
the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel
participants.  Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract
using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  Please
indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and
list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.

Please visit our website for details pertaining to the track that
interests you. Be sure that your paper or panel is prepared according
to the track’s guidelines including, but not limited to, the format
and the language of presentation. Acceptance of a paper or complete
panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register
and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate
registration fee by April 1st, 2020 to be included in the program.
Failure to pay by this deadline will result in the immediate removal
of your abstract from the conference program. We will attempt to
contact you multiple times before removing your presentation.

For general information about the conference and paper presentation
guidelines, and to submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER
11, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, please visit our website:

Harald Höbusch, Ph.D.
Professor, German Studies
Associate Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages,
Literatures and Cultures
Co-Editor, Colloquia Germanica
1055 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Tel.: (859) 257-1873
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Skype contact name: harald.hoebusch

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