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51st National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

Thursday, 29  and Friday, 30 March 2012

at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London


The National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies is a biannual event organised in association with the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies at the University of London. Launched in 1987, it provides an informal and friendly forum for graduate students in all areas of German Studies to present and discuss their current research.

Offers of papers from graduate students working on any aspect of German Studies, including all periods of literature, the arts, social sciences, history, and linguistics are now invited for the 51st meeting, which will take place at the IGRS, University of London, on Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 March 2012. A general knowledge of German culture and language can be assumed, though not a specialized knowledge of individual topics. Presentations, no longer than thirty minutes in length, should be targeted to the occasion and make use of appropriate media. Papers may be given in English or German. Each paper is followed by a ten-minute period for questions and discussion.

If you would like to contribute, please send an abstract of not more than 500 words to the organisers, c/oJane.Lewin. The abstract should include the following information as part of the same file:

•        Your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address
•        The name of the institution at which you are registered
•        The media required for your presentation (e.g. OHP, cd/cassette player; slide projector, data projector/laptop [PowerPoint], VHS player)

Offers of papers can also be made by downloading this form (pdf). The completed form should be sent to Jane Lewin, IGRS, University of London, Room ST 272 Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The form may also be emailed to jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk. Offers of papers must be received by Tuesday, 31 January 2012.

For general queries, please contact the organisers:

Arnhilt Höfle (IGRS, University of London)
Jochen Hung  (IGRS, University of London)
Annja Neumann (Queen Mary, University of London)
Isabel Wagner (Queen Mary, University of London)
Bianca Zaininger (IGRS, University of London)



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