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German Graduate Conference 2015

CFP Migration and Movement 2015 – EXTENDED DEADLINE

22nd Annual German Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia:

Schwalbenflug: Migration and Movement in Languages, Arts, and Sciences

February 20-21, 2015

We invite graduate students from all disciplines to present papers on any aspect of travel or emigration in English or German (with an English summary for non-German speakers). While this conference is being hosted by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, students in other fields, including social sciences, anthropology, sociology, history, natural sciences, literary and media studies, art, and architecture, are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Terra Incognita

Language shift – dialect – creole/pidgin
National Identity
Immigration – Emigration – Refugees
Colonization – Imperialism
Leaving home/Heimat
Translation – “Survival language”
Literature as time/space travel
Virtual World as time/space travel
Urbanization – Suburbanization
Travelogues – Diaries – Postcards
Tourism – Ecotourism
Travel within Literature – Travel Novel
Icons of Travel: Explorer, Cowboy, etc
Imagined Travel – Escapism – Fantasy
Virtual Tours – Blogs – Photo Sharing
Real World vs. Virtual World
Plant/Animal migration
Disease Vectors
Cell Migration

The Submission Deadline has been extended until December 20, 2014.Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words, along with a proposed title, author’s name, affiliation, and email to:

Danielle Pisechko, Kathryn Schroeder, and Geraldine Suter


Applying to the German House


As the application dealing has passed, it is no longer possible to apply through the housing website. Anyone still wishing to apply to the German House for the year 2015/16, can request the application by writing an email to Mr. McDonald, Professor of the German Department (, or the German the Language Advisor of the German House, Maximiliane Wagner (


The application process for the German House is currently running. If you wish to apply, please visit the housing page, the last day for applying is November 14th, 2014.

For applying, please visit

Select the ‚Returning Student Option‘ and proceed with your application as normal. When choosing the facility, simply choose ‚German Language House‘ and fill out the questionnaire.

For further information, please visit Application