Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Call for Papers: Sessions on Transnationalism at German Studies Association

Call for Papers: Twentieth-Century Panel Sessions on Transnationalism
German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, October 4-7, 2007
Deadline: February 5, 2007

The German Studies Association has long aspired to be an interdisciplinary forum for scholars of German studies, and in the past few years transnationalism has offered many scholars a common ground upon which to reflect further on the limits of disciplinary knowledge and practices. While the debates over the foundations of transnational inquiry will go on in the future, a number of important works have been produced that attempt to translate the theory of transnationalism into concrete research projects.

We invite papers that examine transnationalism in practice in twentieth-century Germany. While we expect many papers that examine Germany's place in European transnationalism, we particularly encourage papers that examine Germany's entanglement with Eurasia, the Atlantic world, and the global South in the 20th century. We invite papers that explore such issues as colonialism, world war, genocide and human rights movement, the creation of supranational organizations, the cold war, decolonization, neo-liberalism, the rise and collapse of the welfare state, and the new imperialism. We are also seeking papers that focus on race, gender, and class relations that constituted, and were constituted by, the discourses and practice of transnationalism.

Anyone in any discipline is welcome to submit either a complete panel proposal or an individual paper proposal. If you are interested, or if you have questions, please contact Young-sun Hong at yhong@notes.cc.sunysb.edu by February 5, 2007.