Call for papers: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims
20-22 November 2015, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati
The German Graduate Student Association of the University of Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on German Studies present the Twentieth Annual Focus Graduate Student Conference to be held 20–22 November, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati.
Current graduate students are invited to send 250-word abstracts to Matthew Bauman at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18, 2015.
Reporting on and representing reality has always been fraught with questions and doubts, as evidenced by such recent incidents as Neo-Magazin host, Jan Böhmermann’s claim to have manipulated video of Greek finance minister Janis Varoufakis.
This conference seeks to explore the means by which medial representations of real events lay claim to notions of “realism,” “objectivity” and/or “truth” and how those means as well as the attributes they seek to impute to their subjects have changed over time.
What are the goals of the various methods of recording events or presenting truth claims, and how are they achieved? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? Is “objectivity” always ideal?
Submissions are welcome from any discipline, though the inclusion of a German element is strongly encouraged. Papers may be presented in either German or English.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Supermarket tabloids; Investigative journalism; Realism and reenactment in documentary film; Authenticity and subversion of the photograph as factual document; The author as gatekeeper/ mediator; The role of memory in autobiography; Performance of the past; The documentary as propaganda; Art, literature, film and other media as “frame”; Curating fact; Essays; Eyewitness testimony; The reliability of personal testimony as historical document; Truth claims in art, literature and media; Non-fiction as genre
Matthew Bauman, Katherine H. Paul
Department of German Studies
University of Cincinnati, USA
Focus on German Studies
University Of Cincinnati ML 0372
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372 USA
Phone (513) 556-2752
Fax (513) 556-1991
Attention potential Fulbright applicants:
Fulbright Information Session
Hutton Honors College, Great Room
11-12, Friday May 1st 2015
featuring Collin Bjork, a graduate student who served as a Fulbright ETA in Montenegro
For additional information on Fulbright applications:
Undergrads should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE (Competitive Awards and Research, http://iucare.indiana.edu )
Graduate Students should contact GGC staff at email@example.com
Dear graduate students,
Representatives from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center will be on campus to discuss federal job opportunities in Indiana, give you tips to make your resume STAND-OUT and walk you through the USAJobs database
Friday, April 17 from 1:30 – 3:30pm
Student Building, Rm 015
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Laptop, Hard and E-copy of Resume
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Spring Graduate Student Writing Bootcamp is just a few weeks away! (9am-4pm, Friday April 3rd)
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Call it a “write-in,” “writing retreat” or “write-a-thon,” the idea is to commit to a block of time to work on your writing project. Writing Tutors and dedicated fellow grad students provide accountability, encouragement and moral support. Planning to write every weekend? Get energized by these Friday sessions. Planning to take weekends off? Write efficiently on Fridays and feel happier and more relaxed on Saturdays!
Mar 27 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in Wells Library Tutorial Center with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors
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Friday, March 27, “Preparing for a summer research trip.” If you’re about to start doing archival research and/or planning a summer research trip, this should be very helpful. The first half-hour or so is a hands-on introduction to using archives (in the University Archives, Wells Library E460), followed by lunch and discussion of digital tools and other tips for the travelling researcher (in Wells Library E159).
Friday, March 27, 11:30am to 1:00pm
University Archives, Wells Library E460