ANN: German Studies Association (GSA) seminar Sister Insider: Intersectional Collaborations on the Uses of Anger by Women of Color invites auditors to attend virtually, September 30- October 3, 2021

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Greetings to all of you!

We - Alicia, Regina, and Julia - thank you for applying to our GSA seminar Sister Insider: Intersectional Collaborations on the Uses of Anger by Women of Color.


It is our hope that this seminar is a step towards building working relationships that will ultimately lead to a peer-reviewed volume.

 We will be meeting ONLINE at the GSA conference in Indianapolis on the mornings of Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021 from 8.00 am-10:00 am. As with all GSA seminars, you should plan to be at all sessions.

In preparation for the seminar, we ask you to engage with the materials listed with the seminar information. To show our respect for and support the authors who wrote them, and to support the journals and volumes in which they appear, we ask that you purchase them, download them, or request them yourselves through your library or interlibrary loan (every click on JSTOR or Project Muse counts!) If, however, you are not able to access them for any reason, please let us know, and we will be happy to get copies to you. 

While reading the texts, listening, and viewing the music/films, we ask that you write down a few observations, questions, and comments that you would like to share with the group. We also want to encourage you to keep the following questions in mind:

What promotes/hinders working relationships? What do you need to make a working relationship “work” for you? How might this apply to working relationships between white women and women of color? What would be the benefits of such a working relationship? What are the risks? What holds you back? What makes you angry? How could this anger fuel or hinder a collaborative working relationship?

We will create a google docs folder and ask that you submit 5-10 page papers to it by September 15. We will then ask that you read all the submitted papers closely. There are only three papers to read; that is why we added more reading material.

For the conference, we will ask participants to prepare presentations in which they share their main points and arguments. Each meeting will consist of discussions of the readings, presentations, and whole-group discussion of the individual papers. 


If you have any questions and are interested in auditing the seminar, please email us. We look forward to seeing you later this fall online!


With all good wishes,


Julia, Alicia, and Regina


Alicia E. Ellis, Colby College,

Julia K. Gruber, Tennessee Tech University,

Regina Range, University of Alabama,