CFP - Midwest Modern Language Association - German Women Writers

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 5, 2017
Location: 
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, German History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Human Rights, Humanities

2017 Call for Papers

The 59th Midwest Modern Language Association

Annual Convention

 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

November 9-12, 2017

http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/ 

 

German Women Writers

Topic: Open

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the informal Convention theme of “Artists and Activists” are especially welcome.

Please submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bio blurb as email attachments to Bethany Morgan bethanymorgan@wustl.edu and David Kraus david.kraus@wayne.edu by April 5th, 2017

 

Possible sub-themes of the Convention theme “Artists and Activists” include: 

    •    Activism as exhibition

    •    Ideological deviations

    •    The aesthetic and the political

    •    Art as campaign for social change

    •    The role of the writer in society

    •    Satire as social statement

    •    The place of (liberal) arts education in contemporary society

    •    The co-opting of art and social advocacy by dominant cultural institutions

    •    The literature of witness

    •    Environmental literature

    •    Trans- identities and activism

    •    Alterity

    •    Ethnic identities and activism

    •    Feminism and womanism

    •    Digital literacies and shifting modes of production

    •    Liberated space

    •    Disability studies

    •    Free speech and states of exception

    •    Artist in exile

    •    Artist as criminal

    •    The public intellectual

    •    The internet and activism

    •    Facts and artistic license

Contact Info: 

Please submit 250-word abstracts and 50-word bio blurb as email attachments to Bethany Morgan bethanymorgan@wustl.edu and David Kraus david.kraus@wayne.edu by April 5th, 2017.

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