>Subject: CFP: "Reading Female Happiness in 18th-
>and 19th-Century German Literature" (Journal
>From: "Alan Corkhill" <[log in to unmask]>
>Call for a Special Theme Issue of
>_Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies_
>"Reading Female Happiness in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German
>Literature: Texts and Contexts"
>Alan Corkhill (The University of Queensland, Australia) and Katharina
>von Hammerstein (University of Connecticut, USA)
>Submissions are sought for a special theme issue of _Seminar_ focussing
>on representations of female happiness in German fiction, drama,
>poetry, and autobiographical writings from the Enlightenment to the Fin
>de Siècle. The aim of this collection of essays is to contribute to a
>cultural and intellectual history of happiness and add fresh
>perspectives to the existing body of literary scholarship on German-
>speaking authors and their work during the period under review.
>Contributions are particularly welcome that address one or more of the
>- the extent to which historical and current philosophical/theological,
>sociological, political/ideological, and pedagogical theories/models of
>female happiness are reflected in literary texts;
>- the role of happiness in constructions of femininity; happiness and
>sexual politics; happiness and women´s education and/or profession;
>- the particular emphasis given to issues of female happiness and well-
>being (e.g., domestic/conjugal `bliss´ and philanthropy) in the popular
>subgenres Frauenroman and Eheroman;
>- the female creative process as self-fulfilment and/or a catalyst for
>Additional topics on happiness discourse and various theoretical
>approaches will be taken into consideration.
>Contributors might wish to consider whether there is such a thing as
>gendered felicity, and, if so, how male/female happiness is variously
>defined, differentiated, and culturally mediated by writers of both
>The Editors ask that manuscripts not exceed 6000 words including Works
>Cited. They may be submitted in German or English and must conform to
>the _Seminar_ guidelines
>(www.humanities.ualberta.ca/Seminar/submissions.htm or consult the
>Editor: [log in to unmask]).
>Enquiries should be directed to the Guest Editors, Alan Corkhill (The
>University of Queensland; [log in to unmask]) and/or Katharina von
>Hammerstein (University of Connecticut; [log in to unmask]).
>Submission due date: December 1, 2009.
>Earlier submissions are welcome.
>Associate Professor Alan Corkhill
>Reader in German Studies and German Program Coordinator
>School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
>The University of Queensland
>Phone: +61 7 3365 2270
>Fax: +61 7 3365 6799
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>School's website: http://www.arts.uq.edu.au
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