CFP: Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association (Deadline 1/20/15)

CFP: Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association
Deadline: January 20, 2015

The Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites panel or individual paper proposals for the upcoming GSA meeting in Washington D.C. from October 1-4, 2015. This interdisciplinary network seeks proposals from scholars working on questions of memory in German speaking culture, history, politics, and literature and beyond to create new connections and enrich ongoing discussions.

Recent work in Memory Studies has centered on critical evaluations of memory studies, including focal points such as perpetrator/victim perspectives, multidirectional memory, postmemory, and prosthetic memory. We welcome papers and panels that engage with these themes and others, including connections to work on technologies and materialities of memory, migration, everyday life, public vs. private memories, trauma, war, gender, and transnational memory. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. We also welcome ideas for research projects that could lead to collaboration, grants, or publication beyond the conference, and proposals that push the study of memory in new directions.

Please send individual paper abstracts of ca. 250 words or full panel proposals by January 20, 2015 to network co-chairs Jonathan Bach and Susanne Baackmann at <>. The memory network will select and submit proposals to the GSA for final approval. We especially welcome panel proposals. All disciplines welcome. Come be part of this opportunity to expand and deepen the existing network of scholars studying memory within German Studies and related disciplines.