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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelGerman Literature as World Literature?
BeschreibungCall for Papers, German Studies Association Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012

German Literature as World Literature?

The idea of world literature has a long history. It was significantly shaped by important German writings on the concept of Weltliteratur beginning with Goethe and continuing for example with Karl Marx and Erich Auerbach. As the concept traveled to North America, it became mainly associated with the idea of a canon or a body of “masterpieces.” Most recently, however, much work has been done to dislodge world literature from notions of a “canon” or from the idea that it should or could include the entirety of literature. This has lead to a renewed interest in the concept and a broad theoretical discussion.

In going beyond the history of the concept, this panel will explore newer significations involved in the study of German literature and/as world literature. Questions of interest are for example: how can this (re)emerging world literature paradigm help expand and/or focus the frameworks of literary analysis already in place? How can world literature as a “mode of circulation and of reading ” (David Damrosch) influence our study of national literatures in general and German literature in particular? What role does print culture play in this mode of reading, and how do institution such as libraries contribute to our understanding of world literature? What are the market forces, institutions, ideologies, and contested belongings that create world literature, and how can we make this paradigm fruitful for German Studies? And finally, what does it mean to look at world literature as a form of knowledge transfer [Wissenstransfer] with its own mechanisms and technologies?

Please send abstracts of up to 500 words to maychu[at] by February 5, 2012. The completed panel proposal must be submitted to the GSA by February 15. Applicants chosen for the panel must be/become GSA members before February 15, 2012. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


Karolina May-Chu
Department of German
University of Wisconsin-Madison
850 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706, USA
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Karolina May-Chu 
Funktion: Panel Organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Strasse/Postfach: 850 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive 
Postleitzahl: 53704 
Stadt: Madison, WI 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeÜbersetzungswissenschaft; Verständlichkeitsforschung (Popularisierung und Wissenstransfer, Schreibforschung, Textoptimierung); Literaturwissenschaft; Buchwissenschaft (Bibliotheks-, Verlagsgeschichte); Editionstheorie; Erzähltheorie; Genderforschung; Geschichte der Germanistik; Historische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Leserforschung; Literarische Wertung/Literaturkritik; Literatur 1700 - 1770; Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literaturdidaktik; Literaturpsychologie; Literatursoziologie; Literaturtheorie: Klassiker; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.); Medien- u. Kommunikationstheorie; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte; Rhetorik; Stilistik
Zusätzliches SuchwortWeltliteratur; world literature
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