Call for Papers

German Studies Association, Annual Conference, San Diego (CA), September 29 – October 2, 2016
Ulrich Plass (Associate Professor, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung und Wesleyan University) who, together with Jette Gindner (Cornell), is organizing a GSA seminar on "Crises of Capital and Aesthetic Form.". They are specifically looking for graduate students to apply. Please note their Seminar Call for Papers: Crises of Capital and Aesthetic Form Nearly a decade after the global Financial Crisis of 2007-08, a lingering economic crisis and its social fallout continue to shape our present. Ongoing debt restructuring policies and austerity measures, unemployment and growing precarity (also in the Humanities), and new political protest movements indicate a deep structural crisis of modernity’s predominant form of social life: capitalism.