2010 ACTFL/AATG ANNUAL CONVENTION
November 19-21, 2010
WIG (Women in German)-sponsored session
Gender, Class and Power: Teaching the GDR to Today’s Students
Today’s generation of students not only grew up in a post-Cold War environment, but many were not even born when the Berlin Wall fell. A reevaluation of our pedagogical approaches that make the enduring legacies of Cold War history and the Wall, and Germany as its geographic center, accessible to this new generation of students seems therefore necessary. We invite reflective submissions on how a focus on intersections of power, gender and class in our teaching practices on the GDR can help make the “foreignness” of the GDR less daunting.
Potential topics might include:
• Women and social transformation in the GDR
• Women and the rupture of 1989
• Women artists, Bürgerrechtlerinnen, Arbeiterinnen, Mütter, usw. in the GDR
• Constructions of Gender, Family, and Power Relations in fictional and non-fictional texts and films
• Memory and memoires of citizens of the GDR, Oral Histories, Cultural Histories
Abstracts will be accepted until January 5, 2010.
Please send to both Astrid Weigert ([log in to unmask]) and Victoria Lenshyn ([log in to unmask]).
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html