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338. Black German History and Culture in Research and Teaching

Tuesday, 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:

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

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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.


  • Teaching – Language

  • German Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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