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Teaching the GDR to Today's Undergraduates

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

For today’s undergraduates, the German Democratic Republic is a far-away and foreign place. More than twenty years after the demise of the German Democratic Republic, most undergraduate students (the majority of them born after 1991) have little to no knowledge about life in the "other Germany." Why should they care? Is the East German experience and its legacies still relevant? If so, which aspects and why? How should “The GDR experience” be taught in the classroom? How can we provide differentiated picture and why would it matter? Which topics lend themselves to such a differentiation? Which textual or cultural products, which genres are suitable?

This year’s panel is particularly looking for contributions that offer both a theoretical focus (e.g., legacies of the GDR, memory culture) and concrete examples of “teaching the GDR” (DEFA- Filme and “Ostalgie” Filme / Literatur) in the foreign language classroom. Please submit a short abstract of 250-300 words and a short bio to

Deadline: September 30, 2013
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 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.

The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the best book you’ll read this year.” The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.

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.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortHarrisburg, PA
PersonName: Peter Weise 
Funktion: session organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Strasse/Postfach: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 14N-326 
Postleitzahl: 02139 
Stadt: Cambridge, MA 
Telefon:  617-253-3254 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur nach 1945
Klassifikation19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart
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