Event Apr 03

Abstract Sep 01

Hybridity in 18th- and 19th-Century German Literature (NeMLA 2014)

Event: 04/03/2014
Abstract: 09/01/2013
Categories: German
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Hybridity in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Literature

The concept of hybridity, originating in biology and referring to the offspring of two different species, has a broader application to the areas of racial and cultural identity, as well as language and literary genre. Depictions of hybrid beings and literary creations of mixed origin have the potential to both challenge and uphold fixed categories of race, culture, nationality, gender, and literary genre. Papers exploring any aspect of literary hybridity are welcome. Please send 250-word abstracts to Eleanor ter Horst at eterhorst@clarion.edu


Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.

The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the best book you’ll read this year.” The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html

Contact Email: eterhorst@clarion.edu