CFP: Forming a Panel on Illicit or "Deviant" Sexuality in Modern German History for the 2023 Annual German Studies Association Conference (Deadline 21 March 2023)

Ruth Aardsma Benton Discussion
Call for Papers
March 21, 2023
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

We are looking for a third paper to contribute to a panel on illicit or "deviant" sexuality in postwar Germany. The area of specialization is flexible. Examples of topics include sex work in postwar East and/or West Germany, or post 1990 Germany; official policies or discourses about sexual "deviance;" trans or queer communities or subcultures; sex trafficking; the intersection of "illicit" sexuality with other forms of marginalization or alterity (punks, drug use, racial "undesirables" etc.); experimental and controversial discourses on sexuality; or depictions of "deviant" or illicit sexuality in postwar literature, film, or other media.

We are looking for a non-graduate student, as well as a moderator and a commentator.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ruth Aardsma Benton at by March 21, 2023.

Contact Info: 

Ruth Aardsma Benton, PhD Candidate 

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan