Workshop at Aston University 4 Oct 2003

Christina Schaeffner c.schaeffner at ASTON.AC.UK
Tue Aug 12 13:39:03 UTC 2003

Dear colleagues,

please see below information about a one-day workshop on the
reception of 'Mein Kampf' to be held at Aston University, Birmingham
(UK) on 4 October 2003. You are welcome to attend

best wishes


One-day interdisciplinary workshop on the reception of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

Date: 4 October 2003
Institute for the Study of Language and Society, School of Languages
and European Studies, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Submission of abstracts for papers: 22 August 2003
Registration for conference place: no deadline, registration form
available from our webpage at

Event description:
This interdisciplinary workshop will discuss the reception of
Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' in the Anglo-American world between 1926 to
1945. One of the main objectives is to discuss the   interpretation
of the book's underlying ideology on the part of an English-speaking
readership. The following issues will be addressed:

 the book's reception in relation to key political events (e.g. the
underestimation of the book's significance, its content and
rhetorical force by contemporary observers)

 the role of language and translation in the book's reception and
(mis)interpretation as a corollary of this general underestimation

Contact details:

Name: Stefan Baumgarten and Christina Schäffner
Email: sbaumgarten1 at; c.schaeffner at

Address: ISLS, School of Languages and European Studies, Aston University,
Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET

Telephone number: +44 (0)121 359 3611; Ext. 4224/4289
Fax number: +44 (0)121 359 6153

Dr Christina Schaeffner
Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies and German
Director of Postgraduate Programmes / Director of Translation Studies
School of Languages and European Studies
Aston University
Aston Triangle

tel    +    0121 359  3611 (ext 4224)
fax    +    0121 359  6153
email: C.Schaeffner at
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