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TitelClosing Borders, Bridging Gaps? German Pop at the Millennium
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Special Issue: Literatur für Leser

Closing Borders, Bridging Gaps? German Pop at the Millennium

Looking for two essay contributions (in English or German) to complete a transatlantic special issue on German Pop, to be published in the journal Literatur für Leser (envisioned fall 2008).

Project description:
Mimicking the boundlessness of pop-cultural flows, this project aims at building bridges across the Atlantic to bring together German and Anglo-American contributors. This special issue of Literatur für Leser will encourage a transnational dialogue and include fresh perspectives on the nature of pop in German literature, film and music of the 1990s and beyond.

The articles in this volume will be connected by a few common denominators. All address the diminishing divide between high culture and mass culture so prevalent in the Western world; in societies that are influenced by globalization, a changing literary marketplace and the lessened significance of literature in a diversified public sphere. All contributors question the implications of these factors for the future of German literature and culture. In so doing, they reflect upon and expand concepts discussed in recent scholarship, such as constructing an archive, or pop’s fascination with the surfaces of the absolute present. The interpretations also bring the question to the fore whether pop supports the re-politicization of German literature that we have been witnessing over the last few years.
A particular strength of the articles lies in the fact that they will span the time from the 1960s through the 1980s to the millennial turn and thus manage to historicize and add perspective to very recent developments. The combination of analyses that are of a more theoretical nature and close readings of particular texts will offer the reader an array of different viewpoints, facilitating further inquiry into the elusive nature of pop.

The three already existing articles cover the legacy of 1960s realism in post-unification literature, pop's history of ideas, and the notion of pop as committed literature. The two other articles should not replicate these topics, but add other perspectives to the mix.

Deadlines are a concern at this point; please note that the final deadline for completed articles will be March 1, 2008.
If you feel that you have a viable project at hand, submit an abstract of about 500 words (in English or German) and a biographical sketch by January 15, 2008 to

Anke S. Biendarra
Assistant Professor of German
University of California, Irvine
400 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3150
phone: (949) 824-6406
Fax: (949) 824-6416
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Biendarra, Anke S. 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of California, Irvine 
Strasse/Postfach: 400 Murray Krieger Hall 
Postleitzahl: CA 92697-3150 
Stadt: Irvine 
Telefon: +1 (949) 824-6406 
Fax: +1 (949) 824-6416 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur nach 1945
Klassifikation19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.08.00 Gattungen und Formen > 19.08.01 Allgemeines
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