New Panel: German-American Literatures and Cultures (SAMLA 2003).
Along with the boom of ethnicity studies in recent years, German-American Studies have gathered fresh momentum as well. A lot of research has been done in the fields of migration and related socio-historical studies. However, a re-reading of German-American literatures is only in its germinal stages. The panel seeks to explore the German-American presence from the colonial era through 2002. I invite papers on different topics of the German-American experience including but not limited to:
German involvement in early American colonial literature and culture
religious aspects and their mediation in American culture, gender and class questions in German-language texts
the textual positioning of German-language immigrants on questions of racism, multiculturalism, war, and democracy in general
Please send one-page proposals and a brief cv as e-mail attachments to Karsten Kummer, by April 20. Decisions will be announced by April 30, 2003.
University of Bremen
P.O. Box 330 440
D-28334 Bremen, Germany
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