CFP: 68th National Colloquium in German Studies (24-25 May 2021, online)

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68th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

Monday, 24 and Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Online – via Zoom


The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies is a biannual event organised in association with the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR - formerly Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) at the University of London. Launched in 1987, it provides an informal and friendly forum for graduate students in all areas of German Studies to present and discuss their current research. It is a measure of its success that the Colloquium now routinely attracts students from universities in mainland Europe and North America.


Offers of papers from graduate students working on any aspect of German Studies, including all periods of literature, the arts, social sciences, history, and linguistics are invited for the 68th meeting which, in view of Covid-19 restrictions, will take place online (via the Zoom platform).


A general knowledge of German culture and language can be assumed, though not a specialised knowledge of individual topics. Presentations, no longer than twenty minutes in length, should be targeted to the occasion and make use of appropriate media. Papers may be given in English or German. Each paper is followed by a ten-minute period for questions and discussion.


If you would like to contribute a paper, please send an abstract of not more than 500 words to the organisers, c/o The abstract must include the following information as part of the same file (in either MS Word or pdf format, not just as part of the covering email):

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your contact telephone number
  • The name of the institution at which you are registered
  • Where you will be located at the time of the Colloquium (needed for programming)
  • Abstracts should be sent by email to  Offers of papers must be received by 13 March 2021.


Organising Committee: Rhoslyn Beckwith (Swansea);  Jade Johnson (Sheffield); Anja Rekeszus (King's College London); Richelle Whitehead (Queen Mary University of London).




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