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TitelSpecial Summer Issue of Edge: Falling Walls, Changing Borders in German and Scandinavian Cultures
BeschreibungThe editors of Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies announce the new Call for Proposals for a special Summer issue of the journal.

Call for Proposals

Special Summer Issue of Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies


“Falling Walls, Changing Borders in German and Scandinavian Cultures”


This special issue of Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies will examine the implications of creating, crossing and changing borders throughout German and Scandinavian history. Although inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent change of political borders in 1989/1990, this issue aims to look at walls and borders in a broader cultural and historical context. Of particular interest are questions of space – physical, mental, cultural, social, historical, political, economic, as well as interpersonal – and its effects. For this issue, walls and borders can be specific, physical manifestations, or they can be imaginary or presumed. In thinking about borders and the walls that, at times, define them, some questions that arise include:

What is the relationship of a political border and a wall that defines it physically?
What specific events surround the building or destruction of such walls?
Who is permitted to cross the border and who is not? What does the interruption of space mean to the people on either side of it?
How does identity change with building and collapse of walls, changing political boundaries, or crossing borders?
How do ideas change, mutually inflect, move and evolve across such boundaries?
How are national, ethnic, or racial identities shaped or affected by walls and borders?
How are walls and borders represented in literary and cultural texts? How do walls and borders influence literary and cultural production?

Possible article topics include but are not limited to the following: the building and/or collapse of walls and political boundaries, ideology, the passing of time, identity constructions, public and private memory, gender, religion, family and relationships, generational conflicts, cultural production and reception, race, language and communication, and historical, literary, and cultural narratives. To submit your work for consideration in this issue, please send one-page proposals to edgegraduatejournal@gmail.com by April 14. Full-length papers will be due April 30 and should use MLA citation style.



Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate journal for German and Scandinavian Studies. The journal is published annually under the direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the support of the W.E.B. DuBois Library. If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, please email us. Please You can also visit our website (http://scholarworks.umass.edu/edge/) for the cfp and for more information.


Delene White
Ph.D. Candidate
Editor, Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies
German and Scandinavian Studies/LLC
516 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
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