CFP: Circulating Matter(s): Bodies, Goods, and the Formation of Subjectivity, WiG, Sewanee (01.03.2018)

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43rd Coalition of Women in German (WiG) Conference

October 18-21, 2018, in Sewanee, Tennessee

Call for Papers

Circulating Matter(s): Bodies, Goods, and the Formation of Subjectivity

This panel seeks contributions that explore the circulation of matter—bodies and goods—among and between Austria, Germany, Central and Eastern European countries in order to consider how Western identities construct and determine subjectivity in German-language culture. Given that bodies are shaped by narratives and material conditions produced by hetero- and homonormative regimes of neoliberalism, the panel interrogates what types of subjectivities emerge and become legible under conditions of global capitalism and (mass) consumerism as proper—or proper enough—and which ones are rendered or remain precarious. Papers could explore constellations of gendered, racialized, and classed bodies and matter in German-language and transnational film, literature, activism, and digital culture, among others. We particularly invite contributions that engage substantively with theoretical approaches to the cultures of neoliberalism, material feminisms, queer ecology, and/or affect.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words along with a short bio to Hester Baer ( and Melissa Sheedy ( by March 1, 2018.



Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Lukas Büsse] betreut –