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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 48th Annual Conference from 26–29 September 2024 at the Courtland Grand Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of DACHL (German, Austrian, Swiss, Liechtenstein) studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. The committee is especially eager to welcome proposals from scholars in subfields that have been underrepresented at recent conferences, including contemporary politics, economics, and society, as well as papers from all fields dealing with the nineteenth century or earlier.
Proposals for complete panels, for interdisciplinary presentations, and for panel series are strongly encouraged (a series is limited to no more than four panels). Individual paper proposals are also welcome – though experienced scholars are encouraged to develop full session submissions that can help build scholarly networks. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately; a call for applications for the Emerging Scholars Workshop will go out in mid-December.
The 48th German Studies Association Conference, to be held in Atlanta, GA from September 26–29, 2024, will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to regular panel sessions and roundtables (general conference information is available here). Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners and consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, including the conveners themselves. Seminars must be open to applications from interested participants, and conveners are expected to make every effort to aim for broad diversity and include scholars from different disciplines, types of institutions, and career stages, including graduate students. Seminars may enable
- extended discussion of a recent academic publication;
- exploration of a promising new research topic;
- engagement with pre-circulated papers;
- a debate among scholars with different approaches; or
- in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting, or other artwork.
Conveners are strongly encouraged to structure their seminars around creative and engaging forms of intellectual... Read more
Call for applications: GSR book review editor
German Studies Review is looking for a book review editor in charge of publications in Literature/Film/ Culture. Ideally, the candidate should be at the level of associate professor or higher, but we will consider applications from colleagues of all ranks. Tasks involve
- monitoring the field for new publications,
- communicating with publishers,
- identifying qualified reviewers,
- sending out books and keeping track of reviews in process, and
- editing reviews.
The book review editors are supported by a graduate student assistant. German Studies Review comes out three times a year and publishes 15–20 reviews per volume. The three-year, renewable appointment begins in May 2024.
Questions can be addressed to Britta Kallin (email@example.com), the outgoing book review editor, or Katharina Gerstenberger, editor of GSR.
Please send letter of interest and a CV to Katharina Gerstenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15, 2023.
Forty-seventh Annual Conference, Oct. 5–8 2023, Montréal, Québec, Canada
- GSA 2023 Conference Program
- Live errata sheet (comprehensive, updated list of the latest changes to the program)
In full agreement with expressions of deep concern on the part of members of the GSA, the Executive Council has sent the following statement opposing the termination of World Languages at West Virginia University to the contacts recommended by our impacted colleagues. We would like to thank you for your vocal advocacy and for providing expert insights and perspectives in support of the preservation of subjects core to our disciplines, especially German language and German-speaking cultures. Individual EC members have also signed the open letters and petitions circulated by faculty and students at WVU, the Joint National Council of Languages and the Diversity, Decolonization and the German Curriculum collective and encourage you to consider doing the same.
We as officers of the German Studies Association write this letter in the name of our members to urge you emphatically to preserve the teaching of World Languages by disciplinary experts at West Virginia University by reversing the recommendation to close the World Languages program and terminate the work of its world-class faculty.
Language learning provides pathways to educational opportunities, jobs, and professions that rely on clear communication and cultural literacy. Language departments and the professional organizations... Read more
Dear Friends and Members of the GSA,
Our Summer 2023 newsletter has been published and is available on our website. You can read about GSA 2023 conference receptions and special events, conference accessibility information, a call for nominations for the Spektrum series editor, the election results for GSA Executive Board positions, and more. We look forward to seeing you in Canada in October!
With all good wishes,
- Margaret E. Menninger, Executive Director
- Jennifer L. Jenkins, Operations Director
- Nina Mondré Schweppe, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager
Dear Members and Friends of the GSA,
We are happy to announce that the registration portal is now open for our conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada, taking place from 5 to 8 October 2023. Your emailed receipt from Johns Hopkins will include a link to reserve your room at the discounted GSA conference rate at the Le Centre Sheraton hotel in Montréal, so make sure to check your spam folders if you don’t see it in your inbox. After you select the dates and room on the conference hotel registration page, you may, on the next page, request an accessible room and include other notes for the hotel.
Please note that we have updated our conference webpage to include the preliminary schedule as well as other useful information for presenters, including registration rates and a list of frequently asked questions. There will be more conference information coming throughout the summer.
Please check the preliminary schedule carefully (note that the full listings for the seminars are on a second tab, you may click on that at the bottom of the spreadsheet). We have worked hard to accommodate all accumulated... Read more
Call for applications: Spektrum series editor
The German Studies Association seeks a new editor for the Spektrum series, published with Berghahn Books. Responsibilities include
- soliciting manuscripts that reflect the scholarly interests of the GSA;
- working together with the series board to review proposals and select reviewers;
- maintaining academic standards;
- supporting authors and reviewers to meet deadlines and goals;
- working together with editors at Berghahn Books;
- communicating with the GSA Executive Board, the Spektrum series board, and Berghahn Books.
Candidates should be active scholars in their field and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English. The new series editor will initially work together with David Luebke, the outgoing editor, in order to learn the position’s procedures. Since its inception, the Spektrum series has published 23 volumes, with a current average of four volumes per year.
Applications should include
- a cover letter outlining the applicant’s experience in academic editing and publishing;
- a current c.v.;
- the names of three references.
Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2023 with the goal of announcing the new editor by the annual GSA conference in October. The German Studies Association and... Read more