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TitelRebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art
BeschreibungRebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art

Paper proposals are being accepted for the 16th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, March 7-9, 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The German-speaking world has witnessed a wide array of rebellions. Whether the yearly May-Day riots, the disputes over orthographic reform, the extra-parliamentary opposition of the late 1960s, or the failed revolution of 1848, a multitude of events have incited and continue to incite defiance and acute emotional intensity. Such protests often take the form of political and artistic movements, but they have also arisen through fictional representations, ranging from Wernher der Gartenaere’s Helmbrecht, Martin Luther’s Bible translation, and Goethe’s Werther to Feridun Zaimoglu’s Ertan Ongun and Kanak TV.

In a time when Germany has become increasingly concerned with “parallel societies” and the threat of international and homegrown terrorism, various modes of protest have resurfaced in political and academic discussions. With the fortieth anniversary of the student insurrections of 1968 fast approaching, this conference seeks to reflect on past rebellions and revolutions, as well as explore new manifestations thereof in the German-speaking world. We wish to encourage an informed discussion on the phenomena and limitations of rebellion during times of war and intensified national security.

What does collective emotional intensity, in the form of rebellion and revolution, effect in society? What is at stake when defiant expression is censored? Should societies and governments respond to rebellious acts differently than they did in previous eras? What happens to former rebels and revolutionaries? Does society reject them? Punish them? Integrate them? How does public reception of rebellious acts and revolutions shape academic and political discourse?

We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit paper proposals in English or German responding to questions of rebellion and revolution in the German-speaking world. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

• Rebellious/Revolutionary Movements in History, Art, Literature and Film
• Language and Propaganda
• Linguistic Rebellion (Dialects, Anglicisms, Sprachinseln, Multilingualism, Language Reform)
• Communal Rebellion (Riots, Subcultures, Sects and Communes)
• Icons of Rebellion and Revolution and German National Identity
• Defying Censorship
• Rebelling Against History, Legacy and Collective Memory
• Resisting Categorization and Oppression: Class, Gender and Ethnicity
• Staging German Identity through Communal Enthusiasm (World Cup 2006)

Forward abstracts of no more than 300 words, in either German or English, to
Melissa Etzler

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2007.

For further details, or questions please contact Priscilla Layne

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Layne, Priscilla 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.05.00 Germanistenverbände und –tagungen; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie
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