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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 February 2009
To highlight the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the interdisciplinary committee of the German Studies Association invites proposals for papers and panels that explore walls, borders, and boundaries across a wide range of temporal, political, geographical, aesthetic and cultural perspectives. Possible topics may consider:
- CROSSINGS: Permeations of political and cultural boundaries; movements away from violence and warfare; transnational and migratory identities;
- CONTROLLING BORDERS: architectures of division and exclusion; techiques of surveillance and biopolitics;
- THE WALLING OF CITIES AND EXTRA-TERRITORIAL SPACES: Ghettoes, enclaves, citadels; concentrations camps, military islands, extralegal refugees; competing topographies of memory;
- UN/BOUNDING VISUAL CULTURES: Performances, structures, and scenes by artists and activists that bridge, zipper, mirror and suture;
- BORDER LINES IN FLUX: Temporalities of human and more-than-human territories, histories and geographies; confrontations that mark limits yet invite transgressive agendas.
This series of panels in organised by:
- Marc Siberman (University of Wisconsin Madison) mdsilber[at]wisc.edu
- Karen Till (Virginia Tech) ktill[at]vt.edu
- Janet Ward (University of Nevada Las Vegas) janet.ward[at]unlv.edu
Applicants are requested to indicate in their GSA online submissions whether the abstracts are intended for the above series of panels.
Please see the GSA website (http://www.thegsa.org/) for general information about the online submission process.
The deadline for proposals is 15 February 2009.
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