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TitelMLA-Panel: division 18th and early 19th century German literature
BeschreibungThe Executive Committee of the Division of 18th and early 19th century German Literature invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA (Boston, MA, January 3 – 6, 2013. Please send abstracts (200 words max.) on one of the following topics to Deadline for receipt of abstracts: March 12, 2012; notification by March 31, 2012.

The End

We invite proposals that consider concepts and figurations of the end/endings in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature and culture. Contributions may approach the end/endings either thematically or formally, or as intersections of the two. Aspects may include but are not limited to ends as goals, ends as beginnings, and Happy Ends, crisis and catastrophe, death and dying, apocalypse, oppositional pairs such as beginning and end, finitude and the infinite, generic questions (e.g., epilogue, narrative closure, Totengespräche, etc.).

What Stories Are They/We Telling: Narration in 18th Century German Literature

We invite proposals that explore narration in and about eighteenth century German Literature, with a particular emphasis on the resonance and legacy of 18th century narration today. Topics may explore narrative theory and 18thcentury narrative, aspects of 18th century narrative in the Digital Age and new theoretical interdisciplinary approaches to narration, Narration and Pleasure, Narration and Distraction, to the concept of Lesesucht.

Note: All panelists must be MLA members and listed on the membership roles by April 7, 2012

Birgit Tautz
Associate Professor of German
Department of German
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04101
(on sabbatical 2011-12)
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