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Titel(Not) Talking About My Generation: Conflict, Competition, and Criticism Within and Between Generations in German Literature and Film
Beschreibung(Not) Talking About My Generation: Conflict, Competition, and Criticism Within and Between Generations in German Literature and Film

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The German Graduate Student Governance Association of the University of Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on German Studies present the Fifteenth Annual Focus Graduate Student Conference held on October 15 - October 16, 2010 at the University of Cincinnati

Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and the Graduate Student Government Association of the University of Cincinnati

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Monika Shafi (University of Delaware)
“Als höre Kindheit nie auf: Generational Bonds in Günter Grass's Autobiographical Work”

Even in classical literature, conflict between different familial generations has provided a complex yet familiar narrative focus. In the field of German Studies, the term Väterliteratur has been widely used to describe a collection of works produced by West German authors in the 1970s and 80s which concerned the generational tension between children of the first post-war generation and their parents. More recently, critics have been examining texts dealing with the third post-war generation and what has come to be called Enkelliteratur. In addition, there has been much critical attention paid to the concept of ‘postmemory’ and the role played by a lack of experiential connection to the horrors of WWII in connection with the ever-evolving notion of Vergangenheitsbewältigung within the family unit.

This conference provides an opportunity for graduate students from across the wide field of German Studies to add their unique voices to the academic conversation about generational interaction.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

- Traditional Väterliteratur of the 1970s and 80s
- Family histories or Generationsromane
- Postmemory
- Gender roles in generational conflicts
- The role of the 68er Generation
- The Enkelgeneration and post-Wende generational conflict
- Pre- and Inter-war generational struggle
- Intergenerational memory competition
- Mediation and memory discrepancy

Revised conference papers can also be submitted for publication in our Focus on German Studies journal. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words in either English or German as a MS Word attachment by August 15, 2010 to Joshua Arnold and Wesley Jackson at (ATTN: Focus on GS Conference). On a separate cover sheet, please list the proposed paper title, author's name, university affiliation and email address.
Conference participants have the option of housing with UC graduate students.

Marie Buesch, Editor-in-chief
Joshua Arnold, Book Review Editor
Focus on German Studies
University Of Cincinnati ML 0372
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372 USA
Phone (513) 556-2752
Fax (513) 556-1991

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PersonName: Arnold, Joshua 
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LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur nach 1945
Klassifikation19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.10.00 Bundesrepublik Deutschland > 19.10.03 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte
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