Call for Contributors:
This edited book will seek to expand scholarship on the varied writings and experiences of German women journalists of the first half of the twentieth century. To date scholarship usually focuses on journalistic writings by proponents of various camps of the first German women’s movement (for example Helene Lange, Helene Stöcker, Gertrud Bäumer, Lily Braun, Minna Cauer etc.). Yet the profile of women journalists of the period was much more diverse due to the growth in literacy, the extensive development of mass media and growing prominence and independence of public opinion, and the opening of economic sectors previously occupied almost exclusively by men.
Articles are sought that demonstrate an innovative approach or significant advancement of research on the topic of women and journalism. In particular the volume seeks to highlight the collected journalistic writings of women who may have been quite well-known in their day but have since fallen into relative obscurity. It is hoped that such a work will raise awareness regarding the great range of published opinions and also challenge the (false) dichotomies of the Wilhelmine and Weimar periods that tend to flatten out the complexities of women’s divergent experiences.
Articles on women journalists across the political and ideological spectrum of the first half of the twentieth century are sought, when possible researchers should be able to contribute exemplary original articles for possible publication in an appendix to the volume.
Proposals should include:
* A 750-1000 word abstract
* A brief curriculum vitae
* Full contact information including mail, email, and phone/fax numbers
Proposals (sent as an email attachment) are due 31 July 2010.
Please address all inquiries to:
Prof. Christa Spreizer
Dept. of European Languages & Literatures
6530 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
718 997 5587 (phone)
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