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TitelUnsere 50er Jahre?
BeschreibungNortheast Modern Language Association 39th Annual Convention

April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, NY

Panel: Unsere 50er Jahre?

In November and December 2005, the six-part documentary series "Unsere 50er Jahre" aired on German television. Its stories of families and of everyday life, told through interviews, sought to portray how it "really" was in this era of the Wirtschaftswunder, the Five Year Plan, and Elvis. Five million German households tuned in, and the book accompanying the series topped the German best-seller list. Meanwhile, Der Spiegel began a series on the Wirtschaftswunder, Angela Merkel attempted to rally Germans by calling today's era "die zweiten Gründerjahre," and the 2006 Berlinale devoted its retrospective to the glamorous "Dreamwomen of the 50s." Commentators proclaimed the 50s the current "Sehnsuchtsjahrzehnt."

This panel seeks papers that address the current emergence of interest in 1950s Germany in popular culture, politics, and the arts. What role does this era play in contemporary German national identity, and what is at stake in its re-examination? How is the time between the founding of the two German states in 1949 and the building of the wall in 1961 being portrayed in public discourses today? Whether as a point of identification or a point of contrast, how are those years being reinterpreted, revised, and reappropriated today--by whom, and to what ends?

Some topic constellations for possible consideration might include generational identifications and conflicts; continuing reconstruction, housing crises and the large-scale plans to solve them; homecomings and displaced peoples; the legacy of National Socialism; the drawing and crossings of borders; sports; divided reactions to historical events, American and Russian influences; the politics of artistic production.

Please send a 300-word abstract to panel organizer Andrea Deeker
( by September 15, 2007.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Deeker, Andrea 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur nach 1945
Klassifikation18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.04.00 Studien; 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.06.00 Literarisches Leben
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