Fresh Perspectives on the Newest German Literature (NeMLA 2016)

Страна: США

Город: Hartford

Тезисы до: 30.09.2015

Даты: 17.03.16 — 20.03.16

Область наук: Филологические;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: iw60@georgetown.edu

Организаторы: Northeast Modern Language Association

 

This panel will investigate the salient themes of Heimat, identity, trauma and grief, collective memory, and intergenerational dialogue in post-reunification German literature by employing an array of literary and linguistic approaches.

Each generation develops a unique perspective on the significant events of the past. Contemporary German authors especially, concerned with Germany’s past, often weave together themes of Heimat, identity, trauma and grief, collective memory, and intergenerational dialogue in their narratives and dramas. For many of these authors, it can be argued that their particular background - East or West German, Austrian, Swiss or transnational - contributes to their attentiveness to these themes, applicable not only to the German context, but to our globalized world as well. Works by authors such as Jenny Erpenbeck, Thomas Brussig, Ulrike Draesner, Zsuzsa Bánk, Christian Kracht, and Abbas Khider, among others, have been translated into a number of languages including Danish, English, French, Arabic, Korean and Japanese, indicating the wide reception and contemporary relevance of these topics in a multinational context.

In light of the recent and global interest in post-reunification German fiction, some of the works have begun to receive scholarly attention, but there is still extensive potential for further contributions. With this panel session we invite abstracts that analyze post-Wende German literature through literary (e.g. space and place, memory studies, feminism, autobiography, etc.) and linguistic (discourse analysis, systemic functional, etc.) approaches. We welcome abstracts that discuss any of the post-Wende literature with a focus on themes related to Heimat, identity, trauma and grief, collective memory, and intergenerational dialogue in contemporary German, European, and global literary contexts.

Веб-сайт конференции: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/62855