CALL FOR PAPERS: DALLAS GOETHE CENTER SYMPOSIUM “CULTURE AND CRISIS” APRIL 15-16, 2022 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS IN IRVING, TX (USA)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
December 31, 2021
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Intellectual History, Nationalism History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Call for Papers: Dallas Goethe Center Symposium

“Culture and Crisis”

April 15-16, 2022

University of Dallas in Irving, TX (USA)

 

The Dallas Goethe Center is soliciting papers for its Goethe symposium in April 2022.  The symposium will consist of interdisciplinary panels focused on the topic of “Culture and Crisis,” which will take place over the course of a two-day event at the University of Dallas (Irving, TX – USA). As with our previous symposiums, the Dallas Goethe Center plans to publish the proceedings of the conference (see Jacob-Ivan Eidt and Christoph Weber, Eds.  Goethe’s Bildung: Dialog Between Tradition and Innovation. Peter Lang: New York, 2019). 

The symposium intends to explore Goethe’s insights into the role of culture in times of crisis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Truth and Poetry in an Age of Misinformation
  • Art and Revolution
  • Humanism and the End of the World
  • Literature and the Anthropocene
  • Imagining a New World
  • Music and the Arts as Coping Mechanisms and Instruments of Communication
  • Tradition and Crisis
  • Science and the Humanities in Crisis
  • Crises New and Old
  • Crisis and War
  • Goethe on Sickness and Death

Presentations should be between 15-20 minutes each with the possibility of publishing a longer version of each paper.  

Please send a 250-400 word abstract outlining the talk/article and a short current CV to:  Prof. Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt Associate Professor of German and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Dallas at:  jieidt@udallas.edu  The submission deadline for the abstract is December 31, 2021.  Accepted proposals will be announced by February 14, 2022, and completed papers should be submitted in advance of the symposium by March 7, 2022.  

For questions about the symposium, accommodations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, or about the Dallas Goethe Center please contact Beate Fehrenbach, Program Coordinator of the center: info@dallasgoethecenter.org

About the Dallas Goethe Center

The Dallas Goethe Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit cultural and educational organization, dedicates its services to promoting and advancing German culture and language in North Texas. The Dallas Goethe Center is an institution dedicated to fostering German language and culture in North Texas. Founded in 1965, it serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature, and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America. The Dallas Goethe Center carries out its mission through cultural programs, its German language program and events celebrating German heritage and traditions. Community building and cross-cultural dialogue are integral parts of all our programs.

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For questions about the symposium, accommodations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, or about the Dallas Goethe Center please contact Beate Fehrenbach, Program Coordinator of the center: info@dallasgoethecenter.org

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