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338. Black German History and Culture in Research and Teaching

Friday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Arkansas, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Maria S. Grewe, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York

Maria S. Grewe's Annotation:
Abstracts are posted on the 2014 MLA Convention page on MLA Commons:
http://commons.mla.org/groups/2014-mla-convention-620574474/forum/topic/338-black-german-history-and-and-culture-in-research-and-teaching-roundtable/

Please note change in speakers: Leroy T. Hopkins, Millersville Univ., will not be presenting.

Speakers: Reginald A. Bess, Claflin Univ.; Cerue K. Diggs, Howard Univ.; Leroy T. Hopkins, Millersville Univ.; John W. Long, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Janice DM Mitchell, Gallaudet Univ.; Elisabeth Poeter, Stetson Univ.; Amanda M. Sheffer, Catholic Univ. of America

For abstracts, papers, and handouts, write to mgrewe@jjay.cuny.edu.

Session Description:

This roundtable examines the need to expand the field of Afro-German studies and presents innovative ways to include Afro-German history and culture in the German language, literature, and culture classroom. Presenters will consider how scholarship, interdisciplinarity, and on-the-ground alliance building intervene in the marginalization of Afro-German studies in the profession and in the classroom.


Subjects:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – Foreign Languages

  • German Literature – Twentieth Century

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