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TitelThe Aural in German Literature and History
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The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia announce

The 15th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference Visions of Sound:
The Aural in German Literature and History

February 8-10, 2008

Keynote Address: Professor Thomas Schestag (Johns Hopkins University) Recent studies in literature, theater and film have paid some attention to the manifestations of sound, but have tended to privilege the visual in their interpretive paradigms. Sound in its organic and artificial form is created and interpreted within society; its cultural products and meanings have changed over time. Simultaneously, sound is a creative element that involves both individual and cultural perceptions. The disciplines of the humanities seem best equipped to explore the engagement between the aural and the cultural. Sounds both natural and artificial in origin and propagation can operate on scientific and metaphoric levels. It is the purpose of this conference to analyze where the boundaries of these levels exist and overlap by posing questions such as: how can sounds be harmonious and yet disruptive to different listeners? What differentiates speech from music and speech from "pure sound"? How are we to understand the absence or surplus of sound? Possible topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Sounds of Birth, Redemption, Apocalypse
• (Poetic) Soundscapes
• The Ineffable, Unnamable, Unspeakable
• The Silent and The Silenced
• Echoes: Structural, Theoretic, Cultural
• Art and Politics of Sound
• Consonance and Dissonance
• Dialogues and Disagreements
• Music and Empire
• Performances: Music/ Memory/ Text
• Voicing/ Narration
• Diachronic Interpretations of Sound

Papers will be selected based on compatibility. Presentations in German or English should be no longer than 15-20 minutes. Housing will be provided. Limited travel grants may be awarded. Please submit a one page abstract by December 17, 2007 to the conference organizers:

Martin Sheehan, Daniel Kollig, Kristan Werner
University of Virginia German Department
521 New Cabell Hall, P.O. Box 400125
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4125
Fax: 434-94-6700 (ATTN: Grad Studies Conference)
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Kollig, Daniel 
Funktion: Ansprechpartner 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia 
Strasse/Postfach: 521 New Cabell Hall, P.O. Box 400125 
Postleitzahl: VA 22904-4125 
Stadt: Charlottesville 
Telefon: +1 434-94-6700  
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur- u. Kulturgeschichte
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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