GSA Seminars 2018: Call for Participants
The 42nd GSA Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 27-30 September 2018, will again host a series of seminars in addition to its regular conference sessions and roundtables. Seminars meet for all three days of the conference during the first morning slot to foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual exchange, and intensified networking. They are led by two to four conveners and will consist of either 12 to 15 or 16 to 20 participants, at least some of whom should be graduate students. In order to reach the goal of extended discussion, seminar organizers and participants are required to participate in all three instalments of the seminar.
The following seminars have been selected and approved for enrollment at the 2018 GSA Conference:
- Art Film/Film Art in Contemporary Germany
- Asian German Studies
- Critical European Culture Studies
- Digital Humanities and Pedagogy across the Disciplines (sponsored by the Digital Humanities Network)
- Documentary Fiction and Terms of Engagement: (Post) Industrial Worlds of Work and Labor
- Feeling beyond the Human: Animals, AI, Machines (sponsored by the Emotion Studies Network)
- Fragments of the German Body, 1600-2000
- From Empire to Small State: Integrating Austria in German and European Studies (sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies)
- Frontiers, Encounters: Celan and Philosophy
- The Future of the Tragic
- Gender, Religion, and Emotions in German History: A Reassessment
- German Studies Go Global (sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German)
- Jews and Politics in the Post-War Germanies
- Liberalism and Its Discontents: Music and Culture in German-Speaking Europe, 1848-1914
- Literary Morphology: Theories of Dynamic Form before and after Goethe
- Mapping Identities through Mobilities
- Material Culture and the Sacred
- On the Very Concept of Autofiction: Theory and History
- Popular Culture in 20th-Century Germany
- Private Matters: Expanding the Margins of the Lebenslauf
- Race Theory in Classical German Thought
- The Rise of the Alternative for Germany and the Transformation of German Politics
- The Science of the Psyche
- Socialist Cities: New Themes in Urban History in East Germany and the Global Second World
- The Studied Environment
- Teaching German History in the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies
- The “Tender Gaze” in Film and Literature
- Transdisciplinary Theoretical Approaches to Right-Wing Politics
- Weimar Culture Revisited
- Writing Global Crises: New Approaches to Reading Elfriede Jelinek
If you wish to participate in a seminar, please visit the GSA website and apply electronically. You must be a 2018 member of the GSA to apply. Applicants will be asked to provide a 500-word abstract of what they hope to contribute to the seminar and a short curriculum vitae (CV).
Participation in a seminar involves intellectual work akin to preparing a paper and will thus count as such. All seminar participants will be listed by name in the program. If you are accepted to be an active participant in a seminar, you are not allowed to give a paper in panel sessions, nor may you withdraw from a seminar in order to present a paper instead. However, you may moderate or comment on a panel or participate in a roundtable.
You may choose to be a silent auditor in a seminar. Slots for auditors are limited; the enrollment process for interested auditors will be announced in June. Applications for seminar enrollment are due by 26 January 2018. The conveners of the seminars will make their determination of the membership of their seminars by 2 February. The GSA Seminar Program Committee will inform applicants whether they have been accepted by 5 February.
Please direct all inquiries to the conveners of your seminar.
2018 GSA Seminar Committee:
Chair: Margaret Eleanor Menninger, Texas State University (email@example.com)
Maria Mitchell, Franklin & Marshall College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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