Special Session: 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, and 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, via email by July 25, 2003. Decisions will be announced immediately after July 25.
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