New Deadline for the Graduate Student Conference “Rema(r)king German Literature: Revision, Revaluation and the Editorial Process”

The Department of CENES at the University of British Columbia hosts the second International Graduate Student Conference on September 16-17, 2011.  Keynote Speakers are Dr. Bodo Platchta (Vreije Universiteit Amsterdam), Dr. Ulrike Leuschner (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Dr. Eva-Maria Kröller (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Siȃn Echard (University of British Columbia)

.The organizers Lydia Jones, Karen Roy and Dr. Gaby Pailer are extending the deadline for submissions to MARCH 15th, 2011 and invite proposals on the topic of Rema(r)king German Literature: Revision, Revaluation and the Editorial Process.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: The Role of the Editor in the Editorial Process (• electronic editions • revising the bibliographic code • the editorʼs preface • history of the editor • editions in translation • orthographic modernization),  the Role of the Author in the Editorial Process (• author as editor• self-censorship and self-editing • autobiography • awareness of editorial process • the author and the co-created), Literary Text, Editing Texts, Composed for Publication (• posthumous editions • editing diaries • editing personal correspondence • ethics of editing), the Editorial Process and Canon Building (• kinds of editions • selection of texts and the economics of culture • critical reception of editions • editing and the material history of the book • minority authors and the editorial process • editing and the category of “literary” • the “definitive” edition).


This conference will also feature a roundtable discussion with experts in the field. Details are forthcoming on the conference website: Presentations are limited to 20 minutes in length, in English, French or German. Please submit a title and 300-word abstract by MARCH 15, 2011 via the web-based form on our website: Applicants will be notified of the status of their submissions in early April.