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Ergebnisanzeige "Changing Notions of Belonging in German Literature and Culture (MLA)"
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TitelChanging Notions of Belonging in German Literature and Culture (MLA)
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WIG(Women in German)-sponsored Session for the 2008 MLA, San Francisco (27-30 December 2008)

Changing Notions of Belonging in German Literature and Culture

Issues of belonging, place, and identity have gained new importance in an increasingly interconnected and globalized word. In the academic realm, the increased attention to representations of place and space is now commonly referred to as "spatial turn."
This session looks at the history of "belonging" as it is represented and critically examined in literature, film, and other cultural texts. The session includes (but is not limited to) the German notion of "Heimat" which emerged in the late 18th century and became at times closely aligned with notions of nationalism, exclusion, ethnic homogeneity over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Beyond these dominant representations of Heimat, we also invite proposals that examine alternative or contravening notions of place and belonging. Proposals may address any period of German literature/culture. Possible topics include:

- Notions and representations of Heimat
- Gendered and racialized notions of belonging and place
- The role of temporality & memory in representations of place
- The "spatial turn" and representations of belonging and place
- Notions of belonging in aesthetics and cultural/literary theories
- Alternatives to spatially bounded notions of home and belonging

Please submit 1-page abstracts and a brief bio by March 1, 2008 to the panel organizers: Friederike Eigler (, Jens Kugele ( and Andrea Reimann (

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VeranstaltungsortSan Francisco
PersonName: Eigler, Friederike 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte
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