Liminal Places/Social Spaces/Modern Faces: Liminality in German Literature (NEMLA 2013)

Neither public nor private, liminal spaces temporarily relax or suspend conventional restraints, social taboos and symbolic orders. This panel explores what happens in German literature/culture when individuals of different gender and class renegotiate behavioral codes and interpersonal relations in sites like hotels, foreign countries, or beaches. What power to unsettle or change do these ‘in-between’ spaces have, and are they still useful for critique today? Please send 250-500 ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Comparative
Interdisciplinary
German
Popular Culture
Gender & Sexuality
Anthropology/Sociology
Cultural Studies
History
Philosophy
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