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TitelGermany and Exile - Post-World War II Migrations of Culture, Art and Thought
BeschreibungGermany and Exile - Post-World War II Migrations of Culture, Art and Thought

Department of German and Scandinavian

University of Oregon, Eugene

Dates: February 18th – 20th, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Jules Simon, Ph.D. Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso

Keynote Address: “Hannah Arendt and Exile”

Proposal deadline: December 1st, 2010, please send to:

This conference will approach the issue of exile from two different angles.
On one hand, it will explore literature, film, art, music and thought by and about immigrants to, and “foreigners” in, the German-speaking lands, and the hyphenated identities they have developed and experienced since World War II: Turkish-Germans, Afro-Germans, Japanese-Germans, Italian-Germans, Polish-Germans, Jewish-Germans, Germans of Sinti and Roma culture and so on.
On the other hand, the conference will strive to analyze “German” thought and culture that has been developed outside of German speaking countries, e.g., by writers, thinkers and artists who left these lands, voluntarily or otherwise, but held on to or are holding on to their German identity. How do these writers and thinkers deal with their exile, and how does it influence their relation toward “Germanness” and a German cultural identity? How has it helped shape the way others view German culture and thought?
The focus of the conference will be not only on cultural response to recent immigration and population movements—brought about earlier by the guest-worker policies of the Cold-War era West Germany (from the mid-1950s on), and then by the dissolution of stringent borders around the development of German thought outside of Germany—but also on notions of “Germanness” independent of the country of origin or “Vaterland.”
We invite graduate students from all disciplines to submit proposals for 20-minute papers preferably in English. Possible topics include:

German intellectuals in exile

Being in exile in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein

Ideas and images of migration in German culture

Language as a unifying force

The legacy of German thought and culture in exile

Post-Holocaust thought

The German image or images of Germany

Images of exile in or from Germany

Cultural trends and influences, such as new cultures in Germany

The “other” within—religious-cultural questions, e.g., Judaism or Islam in Germany

Walls in our heads: German unification and the question of Leitkultur —German identities

Real and imaginary borders in Germany

Concepts of “Vaterland,” “Muttersprache,” “Heimat”

Please send abstracts of 450 - 500 words by December 1st, 2010 to
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Weiße, Maria 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Oregon, Department of German and Scandinavian 
Stadt: Eugene 
Telefon: ++1 - 541 346 4061 
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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