Friday, October 5, 2012

"Wanna Race? Construction & Contestations of 'Race' in German Cultural History" Conference - Oct 19th & 20th

From UC News:

German Studies Conference to Focus on Racial Issues

The keynote speaker at the annual event will discuss her paper on black German family photography, and students from around the world will offer an interdisciplinary perspective.

Date: 9/26/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Tom Robinette
Phone: (513) 556-8577

UC ingot   On the heels of Cincinnati’s annual Oktoberfest comes another German-inspired tradition: the Department of German Studies’ 17th annual Focus on German Studies Graduate Student Conference.

The event hosted by the department’s graduate student journal Focus on German Studies will be held Oct. 19 and 20 in the Max Kade Cultural Center in Old Chem. The theme for this year’s conference is “Wanna Race? Construction and Contestations of ‘Race’ in German Cultural History.” Keynote speaker will be internationally renowned scholar Tina Campt of Barnard College, who will present her paper titled “Racing the Family Narrative: Black German Family Photography and the Stories Pictures (Won’t) Tell.”

As part of the event, the department and its graduate students will host graduate scholars from around the world with advanced knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including history, comparative literature, transnational studies and more. Focus on German Studies also will be celebrating in anticipation of publishing its 20th anniversary issue in 2013.

Click here for a detailed list of events.

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