German Studies in the Philippines

(Originally posted at on July 16, 2010 1:30 AM)

My friend Kai is requesting that I help him with the following call for papers, so I’m reprinting it here in its entirety:

Call for Papers

To mark its 100th year anniversary, the Department of European Languages of the University of the Philippines–Diliman, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut–Manila, is publishing a book on German Studies in the Philippines.  The book will be a collection of scholarly articles by Filipino academics on various aspects of German Studies, including literature, cinema, history and politics.  Offering a rare opportunity for Filipino scholars to participate in the production of knowledge on Germany and highlighting their unique perspectives in German Studies, the book will be a valuable addition to the expected spate of publications that will mark this year’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of German reunification.

The book will be a first attempt to gather the works of an admittedly small number of academics from all over the Philippines who are engaged in German Studies or whose field of interest or specialization includes Germany.  It should therefore inspire other academics to develop interest in the field and encourage Philippine universities to include German Studies in their curricula.

To be called 20: Filipino Perspectives in German Studies, the book will be edited by Asst. Prof. D.V.S. Manarpaac, coordinator of the German Section of the Department of European Languages at the U.P. Diliman, and will be launched in March 2011.  Contributions following the guidelines below are hereby solicited.

  1. The article should be on any aspect of German Studies, including (but not limited to) literature, cinema, history and politics.
  2. It should be written in English.
  3. It should subscribe to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  4. It should be between 10 to 20 pages including Bibliography.
  5. It should not have been previously published—in print or online.

Please submit your contributions in Word format not later than 15 November 2010 to:


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