Call for PapersConference ScheduleParticipants/AbstractsKeynoteRegistrationConference HotelDriving DirectionsUseful Links
Call for Papers
MALCA Conference
Rice University, Houston, Texas
April 22-25, 2004

Gender, History, and Memory

Call for Papers

Topic: Gender, History, and Memory

The conference seeks to address the following issues:

  • In what ways do different kinds of representation--such as literary texts, visual texts, the press, or historiography--contribute to the construction of cultural memory in Austria? What kinds of "Geschichte(n)" (history/stories) and counter-narratives have been produced that have shaped cultural memory in modern Austria?
  • What lines of tradition have emerged from the artistic contributions to cultural memory in Austrian? What roles have artists/intellectuals played in transforming actualized cultural memory by reaching into unformed "archives" of memory"?
  • What convergences and divergences can we discover in the forms of historical and cultural memory—and in their discursive representations? What are the possible reasons for those developments? What kinds of patterns can we discern when looking at Austrian culture over a longer period of time?
  • What difference does a gender perspective make to inquiries into cultural memory? Have "alternative" memories in Austria emerged from marginalized social groups? What kinds of "Erinnerungsgemeinschaften" (communities of memory) need to exist in order to transform the status quo of cultural memory? Can one distinguish "gendered" memories?

Proposal deadline: October 15, 2003
Abstract: 400-500 words, German or English

Inquiries and submissions:

Maria-Regina Kecht

German Studies, MS-32
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005-1892

Tel: 713-348-5451
E-mail: kecht@rice.edu

Do you teach topics in Austrian Studies?

COME TO THE 2004 MALCA CONFERENCE AT RICE UNIVERSITY AND SHARE YOUR CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE.

Accompanying the conference, April 22-25, 2004,
there will be a poster session and a display of presented posters
illustrating interesting/exciting courses, course units, multi-media projects, and student projects pertaining to Austrian Studies.

****Best Practices in Austrian Studies***

We would like to invite you to submit a description of your proposed poster (presentation)—400-500 words (German or English).
Deadline: October 15, 2003

Proposals for the poster session need NOT follow the conference topic of 2004.

Inquiries and submissions:

Maria-Regina Kecht
German Studies, MS-32
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005-1892

Tel: 713-348-5451
E-mail: kecht@rice.edu

Call for PapersConference ScheduleParticipants/AbstractsKeynoteRegistrationConference HotelDriving DirectionsUseful Links