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90th annual AGS Conference
“Ninety at Nottingham”
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Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2022
CALL FOR PANELS (deadline 31 January, 2022)
The 90th Conference of the Association for German Studies will take place at the University of Nottingham, September 5-7, 2022. We are planning on the assumption that the conference will run in person (taking whatever precautions are advised at the time), and we look forward to coming together as a community in person, after two years of online events. We will, however, make every effort to accommodate colleagues who wish to speak at the conference and who are unable to travel for compelling reasons. If circumstances change, we will of course revert to an online format.
As our President’s Guest, we look forward to welcoming author Ulrike Almut Sandig whose poetry, prose, performances, pop music albums and radio pieces have established her as an important voice in German literature and culture. In the spirit of dialogue and exchange, readings by Sandig will be woven into conversation with Karen Leeder, academic, author, poet and translator.
We invite proposals for one-off themed panels to be included in the general Call for Papers which will be sent out in February 2022. If you are interested in convening a panel, from selecting the paper proposals to chairing the panel at the Nottingham conference, please send a brief description (c. 100 words) to the Conference Officer Rachel MagShamhráin (R.Magshamhrain@ucc.ie) by 31 January 2022.
If you are interested in running a special panel with confirmed speakers, please also contact Rachel MagShamhráin by 31 January 2022 with your idea and (provisional) list of speakers. Full proposals and abstracts of the speakers’ papers are not required at this stage.
Proposals will be selected in February to be included in the Call for Papers, which will be sent out in late February/early March 2022.
As in past years, we also expect to include the following panels, and will liaise separately with past panel organizers.
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- 18th century
- 19th and early 20th century
- Later 20th century and contemporary
- Linguistics, language teaching and translation
- Gender / Queer Theory
In addition, the programme will include a schools liaison panel, and a dedicated session for postgraduates and early career academics.
As we are planning (at this stage) for an in-person event, we ask panel organizers to plan on the basis of attending the conference in person and to plan panels on the assumption that speakers will in general attend in person. We will, however, make every effort to accommodate colleagues who wish to speak and who are unable to travel for compelling reasons. Of course, it is hard to predict the situation in several months’ time – if it is appropriate, we will revert to an online format.
If you would like to discuss initial ideas or have any questions before submitting your proposal, please contact Rachel MagShamhráin (R.Magshamhrain@ucc.ie).