>From: Elisa Muller-Adams <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Reminder: "Crossing the boundaries"
>Crossing the boundaries:
> Writing by German-speaking women 1780-1918
>A conference organised by the Department of Germanic Studies, together with
>the Centres for Gender Studies in Europe and Nineteenth Century Studies at
>the University of Sheffield, 19-21 April 2006.
>Writing by women in the long nineteenth century has been described as a
>permeable interface between the public and private spheres, between the
>‘apolitical’ domestic realm and the politics of the wider world. Women’s
>impact on society (actual or potential) as writers, citizens, wives and
>mothers was explored in fiction, periodicals, travel-writing, letters and
>diaries. The organisers hope to explore not only publications by women
>between 1780 and 1918, but also the conditions under which they wrote and
>published, or encouraged others to do so.
>Colleagues are invited to offer papers (in English or German) on the
>following themes or related areas:
>• Reflections on political events in the German-speaking world and in Europe
>• Models of female citizenship
>• Attempts to negotiate social power
>• Explorations of alternative models of femininity
>• Reflections on the social and economic
>significance of marriage and motherhood
>• Salons, women’s clubs and other cultural arenas
>• Censorship, self-censorship, familial or social restrictions on women’s
>• Getting into print: publishers and the literary market-place
>• Gender-stereotyping within literary genres
>• Comparative studies with other Germanic or European literatures
>Please send 400 word abstracts to the organisers:
>Elisa Müller-Adams ([log in to unmask]) or
>Caroline Bland ([log in to unmask]),
>Department of Germanic Studies,
>University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN.
>Closing date for offers of papers: 30 June 2005.
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