CFP: MLA conference panel: Heine and the Diasporic Experience, San Francisco (20.3.2022)

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The North American Heine Society plans the following panel at the next MLA in January 5-8, 2023 in San Francsico on Heine and the Diasporic Experiene:

In “Vitzliputzli,” “Bimini,” “Das Sklavenschiff,” and other texts, Heine gave voice to the historical moment of diasporic experience. How do these passages become newly legible in Heine’s writing? What were the political and cultural parameters of these poems? What is the substance of Heine’s interventions into diasporic spaces? How do these late poems contribute to a discursive practice in Heine’s oeuvre that privileges new political and mythic sensibilities? Through a deliberate dislocation of his previous work, Heine makes a shift by putting his narratives into contact with new cultural settings that exist outside the boundaries of Europe and into areas that represent colonial violence, the “New World,” and the transatlantic slave trade. This panel is a rethinking of Heine’s work in its historical context as a way of marking older diasporic transitions in his poetry and prose.

Please send 250 words abstracts to Alicia E. Ellis ( by March 20, 2022.



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

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Mark-Georg Dehrmann] betreut –