CFP: Medieval and Early Modern German Studies at the 2021 MLA Annual Convention, Toronto (15.03.2020)

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) will hold its 2021 Annual Convention in Toronto from 7 to 10 January, 2021.

Every year, the MLA Forum “German to 1700” hosts a series of panels dedicated to the field of Medieval and Early Modern German Studies. In order to foster transatlantic cooperation and partnership in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, we specifically welcome submissions from scholars outside of North America. We also strongly encourage graduate students to apply.

For the 2021 MLA Convention, we invite submissions to one of the following panels.

 

1. Teaching the Medieval and Early Modern

To support innovation in the field, we welcome contributions showcasing varied, playful, and accessible pedagogies that enliven the historical materials in our undergraduate German classrooms and create student interest. Advanced literature classes in German Studies can display articulation challenges when we transition from the colorful, heavily illustrated textbook-based approaches that emphasize personal reactions in the beginning language classes to literature and culture classes—especially those in historical fields—that are heavily text-based and focus on oral and written literary analysis, in the third and fourth year. We wish to foster a conversation about approaches to Medieval and Early Modern literature and culture that supports practitioners, many of whom might not have colleagues in their field at their institution. Please send 150-word abstract, 50-word CV, and audio-visual requirements to Karin Wurst (wurst@cal.msu.edu) and Alison Beringer (beringera@montclair.edu) by March 15, 2020.

 

2. Open Session in Pre-Modern German Literature and Culture

We invite papers on current research in German literature or culture before 1700. We are particularly interested in research that poses questions, explores topics, or uses theoretical frameworks that foreground new directions in the field. Scholars of all disciplines (including, but not limited to, literature, history, art history, religion, music, gender studies, media studies), and at all stages of their careers are encouraged to submit. Please send 150-word abstract, 50-word CV, and audio-visual requirements to Karin Wurst (wurst@cal.msu.edu) and Alison Beringer (beringera@montclair.edu) by March 15, 2020.

 

3. Material Culture in Early Modern Germany (Sponsored by SGRABL, the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature)

We invite proposals for papers that focus on the nature and significance of materiality in early modern German culture. We welcome papers that discuss a wide range of objects and/or address a variety of human interactions with their physical environments. Papers might explore things sacred or profane that were acquired or discarded, displayed publicly or held privately, or might focus on social relationships, gender, or social status that are organized around goods. Papers should have a focus on textual evidence but may use a range of methodological and theoretical approaches. Please send 150-word abstract, 50-word CV, and audio-visual requirements to Peter Hess (phess@austin.utexas.edu) and Karin Wurst (wurst@cal.msu.edu) by March 15, 2020.


Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Johannes Schmidt] betreut – editorial-germanistik@mail.h-net.msu.edu