Call for Papers: Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference

The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014. 

The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. Proposals for entire sessions and for interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged. Individual paper proposals and offers to serve as session moderators or commentators are also welcome. Applications for seminar topics went out a few weeks ago; that deadline is December 15. Applications for participation in seminars will be opened on January 6. 

Please see information about the submission process for "traditional" papers, sessions, and roundtables, which opens on January 5, 2014. ALL proposals must be submitted online; paper forms are not used. The deadline for proposals is February 17, 2014. 

Please note that presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available on the GSA website.

In order to avoid complications later, the Program Committee would like to reiterate two extremely important guidelines here:

  • No individual at the GSA Conference may give more than one paper or participate in more than two separate capacities.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitter of proposed panels to ensure that any AV requests are specific (i.e., requiring both audio and visual) and clearly justified.

For more information, conference programs are available online or contact members of the 2014 Program Committee:

  • Program Director: Margaret Eleanor Menninger, Texas State University
  • Before 1800 (all fields): Daniel Riches, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Nineteenth century (all fields): Anthony J. Steinhoff, Universit' de Quebec, Montreal, 
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century history: Thomas Kohut, Williams College
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century history: Heather Perry, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Germanistik/culture studies: Sara Hall, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Germanistik/culture studies: Todd Heidt, Knox College
  • Political Science: Angelika von Wahl, Lafayette College
  • Interdisciplinary/Diachronic: Drew Bergerson, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Interdisciplinary/Diachronic: Maria Makela, California College of the Arts
  • Seminars: Lutz Koepnick (chair), Vanderbilt University, Elisabeth Herrmann, University of Alberta, Emre Sencer, Knox College