New Comparative Central European Culture. Ed. Steven Totosy. Papers are invited for a collected volume on contemporary Central European culture. To be published in 2003 in the Purdue University Press series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies (series editor is Steven Totosy ), the volume will contain new work in the field. The book will be the second volume with work about Central European culture in the series, following Comparative Central European Culture (2002, see below). A contested notion, the concept of a Central European culture is constructed based on real or imagined and variable similarities emanating from historical, social, and cultural characteristics apparent in cultures ranging from Austria and the former East Germany to Romania and Bulgaria and Serbia to the Ukraine, etc., thus including the Habsburg lands and their spheres of influence at various times of history including now. With the tentative title of New Comparative Central European Culture, the book will contain work that is implicitly or explicitly comparative, following the notions proposed in comparative cultural studies at . That is, instead of the single-language and culture approach, the authors of the papers in the volume will discuss topics in at least two cultures of the Central European landscape or any other literary, media, communication, politics, economics, etc., topic that fits the proposed framework of comparative cultural studies. As well, papers on theory and methodology engaging notions of/in comparative cultural studies as applied in the study of Central European culture are invited. Papers should be between 6000-7000 words, in the MLA style of parenthetical sources and works cited but without footnotes or end notes. The deadline of submission is flexible but no later than December 2002. Please send papers to Steven Totosy at .
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