CFP: Szondi Panel (2/18/06; GSA, 9/28/06-10/1/06)

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German Studies Association (GSA)

Panel Topic: Peter Szondi and the Task of Reading
September 28-October 1, 2006
Pittsburgh, PA

Submission Deadline: February 18, 2006

        Peter Szondi is the most important literary theorist in the German language after Walter Benjamin, yet little effort has been made to assess the significance of his intellectual legacy for literary theory. In order to address this shortcoming in scholarship, papers are sought for a panel on the place of Szondi’s writings in the context of contemporary literary studies. Papers are welcome that discuss such themes as Szondi’s notion of literary hermeneutics; his readings of individual authors (Hölderlin, Hofmannsthal, Celan, and others); his preoccupation with specific genres such as lyric poetry and genre; and the relationship of his writings to other theorists and theoretical developments, including psychoanalysis and deconstruction. By including papers on a range of topics, this panel will consider the continuing relevance of his writings for criticism. Send a 250-word proposal to Joshua Robert Gold at

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