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Session German II: Linguistics, Literature and Culture from 1700 to 1890: Open Topic
We invite abstracts to the German II session for the 65th convention of the SCMLA in San
Antonio, TX, November 6 â€“ 8, 2008 at the Sheraton Gunter.
Borders: Close to the border between Mexico and the United States, San Antonio offers a fitting
venue for discussions that cross borders in the many fields that SCMLA members represent:
languages, literatures, linguistics, cultural studies, theory etc. While â€œbordersâ€ can represent
political debates on immigration, security, boundaries, and division, the theme also invites more
expansive definitions. Not only do borders divide, but they can also unite and hinge together two
separate areas or topics. They conjure up images of passage, embarkation, arrival, new
challenges, and interchange, as well as blending, blurring, being â€œon edgeâ€, â€œon the fringeâ€, and
â€œin the marginsâ€, to name only a few of the ways that borders affect us. According to the
overarching theme â€“ â€œBordersâ€ â€“ we especially welcome contributions not only to German but
to all Germanic languages, literatures and cultures.
Abstracts are invited to 20-minute presentations. They should be no longer than 500 words, and
they should be submitted in PDF format (preferred) or Word format.
The following information is also requested:
1. Paper title
2. Name(s) of author(s)
3. Affiliation(s) of author(s)
4. Address of each author
5. Email address to which the notification of acceptance should be mailed
6. Contact phone and fax numbers for each author
Please submit your abstracts of no more than 500 words by March 25, 2008 to:
The notification of acceptance will be sent no later than April 4, 2008.
Date: November 6 â€“ 8, 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX at the Sheraton Gunter
Contact Person: Norma Chapple
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