Liminal Berlin: Chaos and Chance in the Changing Republic

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July 29, 2022
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For SAMLA 94 (Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022; Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | Jacksonville, FL). (12-15min papers)

Radical changes have been felt nowhere as intensely as in Berlin throughout the long twentieth century: shifting from Weimar liberties to Nazi oppression, and from Cold War fragmentation to an unsteady reunification in 1990 and after, Berlin has often transformed into a space in flux focalizing emergence. Many texts like to channel Berlin's role as a precarious playground of transgressive unsettlement.

This session invites papers that discuss novels, films, or shows emphasizing Berlin’s liminal qualities. Abstracts addressing current depictions (historical and contemporary) of Berlin via transnational streaming services are especially welcome.

By July 29, please submit an abstract of 200-250 words, a brief bio or CV, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Daniel Raschke, Florida State University, at