GGSA welcomes all participants to its 10th anniversary conference

January 31, 2018
GGSA Conference 2018

The Germanic Graduate Student Association will host its 10th anniversary graduate conference in February 2018 on the main campus of The Ohio State University. This year's theme will be "Gatekeepers of Memory", which has inspired many scholars to submit very interesting abstracts.

The conference will begin on Friday, February 23, in the Ohio Union Founder's Room with opening remarks by Prof. Anna Grotans (Ohio State).

On Friday, Prof. Yasemin Yildiz (UCLA), the winner of the MLA's Scaglione Prize in Germanic Languages and Literatures in 2012 and the Laura Shannon Prize for Contemporary European Studies in 2014, will give the keynote address on "Touching a Taboo Inheritance: An Immigrant Performs Mein Kampf."

There will be five panels with talks ranging from medieval history to contemporary German theater. The conference will end on Saturday, February 24, with closing remarks by Prof. Matthew Birkhold (Ohio State). We are very thrilled to welcome you all to this inspiring conference.