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Bruce Campbell organizes panel and delivers paper at the GSA

10052006Bruce Campbell just attended the 30th Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh. He organized an interdisciplinary panel on German detective fiction, and presented a paper entitled “The Detective as Perpetrator: the Specter of the Nazi Past in Modern German Detective Fiction.” He reports a great deal of interest in transnational approaches to history and literature, and a large number of panels on the German colonial experience, many of which included African scholars. He also remarked that a Holocaust-denier snuck into one session, a clear warning that we must not slack in our efforts to teach about the Holocaust.