(CFP) Conference: Feuchtwanger: Gender Dynamics in Exile and in Exile Literature. International Feuchtwanger Society Conference. USC Libraries and Villa Aurora, September 15-17, 2022, Los Angeles (Deadline 28 March 2022)

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Call for Papers
March 28, 2022
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The tenth biennial meeting of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take place September 15-17, 2022 in Los Angeles. The conference is jointly organized by the University of Southern California Libraries and the International Feuchtwanger Society, in collaboration and with support of the USC Max Kade Institute, Villa Aurora, Thomas Mann House, the German Consulate General Los Angeles, and the California State University German Program and German Studies Student Association.

The conference will explore Lion Feuchtwanger and the women in his novels, in his circle, and in his life. The conference will take a deeper look into the artistic and socio-economic relationships of these women rather than review their biographies. What role do women play in Feuchtwanger's novels and plays and how are they portrayed? How are women portrayed in exile literature and more broadly, how is exile literature gendered? How do female writers characterize women in their creative works? In what way does gender impact the women living in exile?

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit a PDF of your brief abstract (maximum 300 words) to conference organizers Michaela Ullmann (ullmann@usc.edu) and Marje Schuetze-Coburn (schuetze@usc.edu).

Abstracts are due on March 28, 2022. You will be notified about the decision regarding your abstract no later than May 31, 2022.

Especially welcome are papers by graduate students and postdocs who are researching the conference topic. The IFS supports new scholars by providing them with opportunities to present their work and facilitating a stimulating exchange between young researchers and those already established in the field. Please share this Call for Papers with your students and encourage them to submit an abstract. Due to continued uncertainties of the pandemic, the conference organizers acknowledge that they are aware that not all participants may be able to attend the conference in person and accommodations might have to be made for papers to be delivered remotely.

The organizers are in the process of seeking funding for travel and accommodation for accepted speakers. Participants with access to funding through their home institutions are asked to apply for this funding first. Feel free to contact Michaela Ullmann (ullmann@usc.edu) with any questions.

A selection of revised conference papers will be published in a volume of the Feuchtwanger Studies series (Peter Lang: Oxford).

Conference languages: German and English.

The conference program will also include a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at the USC Libraries.


Contact Info: 

Marje Schuetze-Coburn and Michaela Ullmann

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