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The Politics of Contemporary German Culture
April 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm - April 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
At the University of St Andrews. Supported by the OWRI/IMLR Regional Conference Scheme.
Co-organisers: Dr Dora Osborne (St Andrews), Dr Katya Krylova (Aberdeen), Dr Frauke Matthes (Edinburgh)
This conference seeks to understand how the contemporary cultural landscape in Germany and Austria is being shaped by current political concerns and to consider, through dialogue between academics and practitioners, how this affects German Studies as a discipline and a practice. Five themed panels will focus on political or politicized aspects of contemporary life that have become increasingly significant for German and Austrian culture today: market forces, Europe, resurgent nationalism, memory and memorialization, and (German) language.
Supported by the Institute of Modern Languages Research Regional Conference Scheme, OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community – Translingual Strand, The School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, and the Moray Endowment Fund, University of Edinburgh.