GSA Seminar on Fragments of the German Body, 1500-2000

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Call for Papers
January 6, 2018 to January 26, 2018
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Popular Culture Studies

We are looking for applications for our seminar on the Fragments of the German Body, 1500-2000 that has been accepted for the 2018 German Studies Association Conference in Pittsburgh. Our seminar will be interdisciplinary and make a serious effort to bridge the gap between early modern and modern studies. We are especially interested in agendas that explore German bodies and their representations in global contexts, sexuality, body-centered pedagogies, technologies of subjectivation through body-centered practices, optimization of the self, enhancement of bodies, and other approaches probing the body as an avenue for understandings that cut across early modern and modern history, culture, and literature but we are open to other important perspectives as well. The seminars will be posted on the GSA website and opened for enrollment after January 5, 2018. Since only members of the GSA can apply, you have to be a member in good standing for 2018 before you apply.  If you are not a member or if you have not yet renewed your membership you should do so on the website of the German Studies association via the following link:


Contact Info: 

Heikki Lempa

Department of History

Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA 18018


Michael Hau

Department of History

Monash University

Scenic Blvd

Clayton VIC 3800



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