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TitelThe Picara in/and German Literature: Subversions, Transformations, Continuities
BeschreibungCFP for the following panel at NeMLA
*** Accepting papers until September 30, 2012

The Picara in/and German Literature: Subversions, Transformations, Continuities

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 21-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

The picaro, as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica is a 'cynical and amoral rascal who, if given half a chance, would rather live by his wits than by honorable work. The picaro wanders about and has adventures among people from all social classes and professions, often just barely escaping punishment for his own lying, cheating, and stealing.' The focus of this panel is to identify female counterparts of the picaro in German literature and to analyze in how far depictions of such picaras can be seen as attempts to challenge socio-cultural and in particular gender-specific discourses that were prevalent at a given time. Another focus of this panel is to trace the evolution of the piara (changes, transformations, subversions, continuities) in German literature, and to highlight possible inter- and transcultural connections that influenced the development of the picaresque novel with a female picaro within the German literary tradition. Consequently, this panel is not focusing on any particular literary period but welcomes submissions on all aspects of the tradition of German picara novels that ranges from Grimmelshausen's Courage to modern adaptations like Keun's 'Das kunstseidene Mädchen' , Morgner's Trobadora and Amanda novels, and L. Faschinger's 'Magdalena Sünderin.'

Please send 200-300 word abstracts by September 30th to Stefanie Ohnesorg at

*** Deadline: September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract:
- Name and Affiliation
- Email address
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location.
The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Stefanie Ohnesorg
Associate Professor of German
Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Tennessee
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Ohnesorg, Stefanie [Dr.] 
Funktion: Sektionsleiterin / Panel Chair 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Tennessee, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures 
Strasse/Postfach: 701 McClung Tower 
Postleitzahl: 37996-0470 
Stadt: Knoxville, TN 
Telefon: 865-974-7098 
Fax: 865-974-7096 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiterarische Wertung/Literaturkritik; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Zusätzliches Suchwortpikarischer Roman
Klassifikation05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte; 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.09.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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