Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.
Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture
This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.
- women and gender in German colonialism
- emigration to the United States
- becoming German/losing Germanness
- German women in exile/Germany as home to exiled women
- "hybrid" German-x identities
For submissions: submit 200-250-word abstracts by April 15, 2012 to Maureen Gallagher (mogallag(AT)german.umass.edu) and Ulrike Brisson (ubrisson(AT)wpi.edu)