Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) (www.cautg.org)
University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada, 28-31 May 2011
You are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at the CAUTG annual meeting at University of New Brunswick/St.Thomas University. Papers presenting original, unpublished research on any topic or period of German-language literature, cinema, cultural studies, German language and language pedagogy are welcome, in English, French or German.
You may make a proposal in one or more of the following categories:
1) Single paper proposals: maximum 600 words.
2) Panel proposals: panels of three papers on a related theme are welcome. The panel organizer should submit a proposal explaining the theme as well as the proposals for the individual papers as a package. Maximum 2000 words. The panel proposals will be assessed on their merits as a panel separately from the single paper proposals.
3) Joint session: we are especially pleased to announce a joint session in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Teachers of German (CATG): Secondary/Postsecondary Articulation in Language and Culture Programs. The transition for students taking German in school and enrolling in university German courses in Canada is anything but smooth. Issues of retention and attrition arise because of the lack of articulation between school and university curricula. It is in the interest of programs and of students to allow students to progress easily from one institution to the next. While education and curriculum fall under provincial jurisdiction in Canada, there are nevertheless questions of curricular objectives and student advising that can be addressed productively on a national basis. We invite contributions that address curricular design, as well as outreach and collaborative work (events, projects, consultation) between high school and university language programs. Can the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen) aid in the articulation mechanisms? Where high school German programs do not exist, what models are used or can be used to introduce high school students to the merits of foreign language acquisition and intercultural literacy? Proposals for this session are invited from both CAUTG and CATG members, and should be approximately 300 words. Travel assistance may be made available to CATG presenters.
A copy of your proposal should be in the hands of the program chair no later than December 1, 2010; late proposals will not be considered. Proposals are to be submitted electronically as a Word document or .rtf file. Because the proposals are refereed blind by an adjudication committee, the authors’ names should not appear on the proposal itself. Please include your university affiliation and contact information in the e-mail with which you send your proposal. Decisions will be announced by the end of January.
Presentation time at the conference is limited to 20 minutes per paper. Primary sources in German should be quoted in the original language.
The CAUTG meets as part of the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (www.fedcan.ca). The largest multidisciplinary meeting in Canada, the Congress hosts the meetings of dozens of scholarly associations during an 8-day period, bringing together scholars from across Canada and around the world. The overall theme of the 2011 Congress is “Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places / Rivages et continents: exploration des peuples et des lieux.” Limited travel assistance will again be available to those reading papers. However, we strongly encourage presenters to seek funding at their institution.
Please note that presenters must be paid-up CAUTG (or CATG) members at the time of their presentation.
Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Cheryl Dueck, CAUTG Program Chair
Tel: 204-474-9151; Fax 204-474-7601
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3L8
Dr. Cheryl Dueck, Program Chair, CAUTG
Department of German and Slavic Studies University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Fax(204)474-7601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://cautg.org
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