Call for Papers: “The Uses of Witchcraft in Modern Germany” (German Studies Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, 18-21 September 2014)
Recent scholarship on the resurgence of occult and popular religious beliefs in Modern Germany has turned to the place of witchcraft in the period after the early modern witch trials. Scholars have focused on a range of topics, including studies of witchcraft beliefs by Enlightenment-era folklorists, the cultural representations of witches by Romantic poets and novelists, and the resurgence of pagan religious traditions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. The proposed panel will consider witchcraft and the uses of witchcraft in modern Germany, ca. 1700-1945. The organizers seek papers from scholars in all fields that address witchcraft and its religious and political uses in modern Germany. Submissions that deal with witchcraft in the long nineteenth century are particularly welcome.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a CV to Jason Coy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Kurlander (email@example.com) by 31 January 2014.
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