CFP: NeMLA 2012: Best Practices: Teaching German Literature on the Undergraduate Level (9/30/11; 3/15-3/18/12)

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Call for Papers


43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

This session invites presentations on best practices for teaching German literature to undergraduates. What sets of texts, authors and genres work well in the German literature classroom? What thematic and formal approaches as well as writing assignments enable students to read and engage critically with literary texts and literary studies? How does the teaching of literature contribute to students' cultural, historical and political knowledge about German-speaking countries?

Please send 250 word abstracts to Maria Grewe at

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2011

Please include with your abstract on a separate page:

- Name and Affiliation
- E-mail address
- A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 43rd Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. The complete Call for Papers for the 2012 Convention is available at

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.