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2011 Southeast German Studies Workshop

Georgia State University, February 24 – 25, 2011

The Southeast German Studies Workshop is an event dedicated to fostering creative, interdisciplinary dialogue among faculty members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students interested in the history, society, and cultures of German-speaking Central Europe. The Southeast workshop brings together scholars from more than twenty institutions in our region, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. This workshop has been and is generously funded by grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Departments of History and Modern and Classical Languages at Georgia State University, the Department of History at Emory University, and the Department of German Studies at Duke University.

The workshop will be held over a two-day period, with a keynote address by Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture Sabine Hake of the University of Texas – Austin, on Thursday, February 24 and a series of three workshop sessions Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Instead of reading formal papers, participants submit a 1 – 3 page “position paper” to maximize the opportunities for discussion and debate. This year’s themes include issues of growing interest to the German Studies scholarly community:

• The Religious Turn in German Contexts: Rituals, Boundaries, Narratives

• Beyond Illustration: Visual Culture and the Scopic Regimes of Modernity

• Chronologies and Time: New Perspectives

The keynote address and the workshop are free and open to the public; more detailed information about these events may be found by following the links to the right. All participants in the workshops will be expected to read the position papers before the conference, since there are no formal conference papers being delivered. If you are interested in attending one or more panels of the workshop and would like to receive access to the papers, please contact Professor Jared Poley.