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TitelConference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland: 71. Meeting

Dear colleagues,

Please note that the date of the next meeting of the CUTG has changed. The
meeting will now take place on 26-28 March 2008 (and not 17-19 March as
previously advertised). The CUTG committee apologise for this change and
any inconvenience caused.

Please see the revised call for papers below.

NB There has been a change to the 'Gender and German Studies' panel, which
will now be convened by Renate Rechtien (Bath).

Best wishes,

David Clarke

Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland

The next meeting of the CUTG will jointly hosted by the University of
Nottingham and the Nottingham Trent University, and will take place on
26-28 March 2008. This year, the lead panel will focus on ‘National
Identities, Minority Cultures and Their International Contexts: From
Medieval Universalism to Postcolonial Globalisation’. There will be a
number of other panels, detailed below, and members are also encouraged to
suggest their own panels, which should contain a minimum of three papers.
The selection of panels on offer this year is not intended to limit the
scope of this or future meetings.

If you are interested in contributing a paper to any of the panels, please
send your proposal directly to the e-mail address of the conveners listed
below. If you would like to propose a panel or if you would like to offer a
paper that does not fall within the remit of any of the listed panels,
please contact the Conference Secretary Dr Peter J. Davies
( Proposals for papers should be 150-200 words,
panel outlines 50-100 words.

Proposals for papers should reach the relevant conveners by 30 November
2007. Any proposals for additional panels should reach Peter Davies by 31
October 2007.

Lead Panel
National Identities, Minority Cultures and Their International Contexts:

From Medieval Universalism to Postcolonial Globalisation
Convener: Dirk Goettsche (University of Nottingham)

Proposals are welcome from all areas of German Studies - literature,
culture, film studies, history, politics, and linguistics - for papers
discussing any aspect of the interaction between minority cultures,
national identity discourses, and their international contexts in any
period of German, Austrian or Swiss history. Contributions could, for
example, address the following themes:

- cross-cultural experience and its impact on domestic culture and identity
(in any particular period or across the centuries);

- minority culture, cross-cultural experience and their international
contexts in the development of the German language and its variants;

- critiques of national and cultural identity in German critical theory and

- interactions between the regional, the national and the international in
German, Austrian and Swiss history and culture;

- minority cultures, transnational experience and the rise of German national
identity in the 19th century;

- diasporic literatures and cultures in the German speaking world
(German-Turkish, Oriental, East European, African, etc.), their national
and transnational implications;

- legacies of colonialism and aspects of postcolonialism in German
literature, film and culture;

- globalisation and its impact on the culture of the German speaking

- German cross-cultural and postcolonial discourses and their relationship to
relevant discourses in Anglophone, Francophone etc. culture and theory.

These are, however, only indications of the range of contributions to the
lead strand at Nottingham in 2008; relevant proposals in other areas will
be welcome.

Literary and Cultural Theory
Convener: Steve Giles (Nottingham)
Papers are invited on any and all topics that fall within the remit of
Critical Theory, broadly conceived: aesthetics, cultural theory, social and
political theory, literary theory, and burning methodological issues,
including applications of theory to specific texts, corpuses, materials.

History and Remembrance
Convener: Anna Saunders (Bangor)
This panel will focus on the mobilisation of history and practices of
remembrance for the purposes of identity construction. Papers could address
issues such as Erinnerungspolitik and processes of memorialisation and
musealisation, the reappraisal of historical narratives for political and
ideological purposes, questions of ownership and history, or the
preservation of collective memory through national traditions, rituals and

Convener: Nils Langer (Bristol)
This panel invites papers on any aspect of German and Germanic linguistics.
In particular we welcome papers on systemic and sociolinguistics as well as
the interface between linguistic analysis and practical language teaching.
Papers which contain a comparative element are keenly encouraged.

Gender and German Studies
Convener: Renate Rechtien (Bath)
This panel focuses on literary and filmic representations of gender;
theoretical and fictional constructions of masculinity / femininity (and
anything in between / beyond); and ways of approaching texts/films which
take account of gender (of author / characters / reader/viewer). Proposals
are welcome for papers dealing with any period from the Medieval to the
21st century.

Medieval Studies
Convener: Sabine Rolle (Edinburgh)
The exact format of this panel on ‘Germanistische Mediävistik’ is open to
discussion, but it could be used to either present research and/or to
discuss the current situation of medieval German studies at British
universities: approaches, tools, aims and objectives. Proposals are welcome
for papers on any aspect of medieval German studies or the reception of the
German Middle Ages in later periods, and, as usual, contributions by
postgraduate students will be particularly welcome.

Early Modern Period
Contact Peter Davies (
The CUTG encourages members with an interest in the Early Modern Period to
volunteer to convene this panel, or to offer papers to the 71st meeting on
any aspect of Early Modern literature, culture, thought or the visual arts.

Eighteenth-Century Studies
Convenor: Dan Wilson (Royal Holloway)
Papers are invited on any aspect of the culture of German-speaking
countries in the nineteenth century, including literature, theatre, visual
culture and thought.

Nineteenth-Century Studies
Convener: Eleoma Joshua (Edinburgh)
Papers are invited on any aspect of the culture of German-speaking
countries in the nineteenth century, including literature, theatre, visual
culture and thought.

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Studies
Convener: Debbie Pinfold (Bristol)
Papers are invited on any aspect of twentieth-century and contemporary
German cultural studies. Appropriate subjects for this panel include
literary, film and media studies (including work on the intersection
between media), cultural history, and area studies. We would particularly
welcome papers demonstrating innovative theoretical, methodological, and
interdisciplinary approaches.

Dr David Clarke, ILTM
Lecturer in German
Director of Studies, MA/Diploma in European Cinema Studies
Department of European Studies and Modern Languages
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386244

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KontaktdatenName/Institution: Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland 
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