CFP - Body Studies Network - GSA 2023 - Panels, Roundtables, Papers

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Call for Papers, Panels, and Roundtables for the GSA Body Studies Network

Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of German Studies Association (GSA) 

Montréal, Canada October 5-8, 2023

Coordinators: Caroline Weist, German Studies (; Paul Dobryden, German Studies (; Katya Motyl, History (


The Body Studies Network of the German Studies Association now invites abstract submissions of papers, panels, or roundtables for the upcoming October 5-8, 2023 conference in Montréal, Canada. We will consider proposals that examine the history, culture, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, and ability of the body in the German-speaking world. Papers that integrate global and/or postcolonial perspectives are particularly encouraged. There are no disciplinary, geographic, or temporal restrictions. All scholars who work with German-language texts, German-speaking areas, or sources that address German + Bodies in some way are encouraged to submit individual papers or full panels of 3-4 papers (please see for details on panel composition). 


As the official GSA submission deadline is March 27, 2023, we ask that interested authors send abstracts (300 words) and a short bio directly to any of the coordinators (please do not use the GSA portal) by March 7, 2023. The GSA Body Studies Network coordinators will then assemble a group of panels, providing moderators and commentators if needed, and submit them to the GSA under the auspices of the Network.