The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)
Panel sponsored by the Coalition of Women in German (WiG)
May 24-27, 2014
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
"New Feminist and Queer Approaches in German Studies"
In its inaugural collaborative panel with the CAUTG, Women in German would
like to assess the field of North American German Studies from critical
perspectives rooted in gender and queer theory. The format will feature
short paper presentations (ca. 10 minutes) followed by a roundtable
discussion. We aim to show some of the diversity of current approaches to
the interpretation of texts, broadly conceived, within German Studies.
Each presenter will offer their reading of a text of their choice; the
roundtable will discuss correspondences and divergences among the various
approaches. We hope that this will lead to a fruitful discussion of
current theoretical perspectives within and beyond the field.
Questions the papers and the roundtable discussion could address include
but are not limited to:
* Do gender-sexual theories and critiques offer special opportunities for
interdisciplinary collaboration between German Studies and other fields?
What are examples?
* Are there uniquely Canadian (and/or North American) approaches to
gender-sexual criticism, especially within German Studies? How do these
interface (or not) with Germanistik?
* How can North American German Studies practitioners continue to model
interdisciplinary collaboration through their use of these theories of
gender and queerness?
The organizers and organizations encourage participation by scholars based
in both Canada and the United States.
Interested participants should send their proposals in DOC or PDF format
to Kyle Frackman (University of British Columbia, [log in to unmask])
and Ilinca Iuraşcu (University of British Columbia, [log in to unmask])
by NOVEMBER 30, 2013. The proposals will be refereed in a double-blind
process before acceptance; no identifying information should be on the
document itself. Please include any necessary contact and affiliation
information in the body of the e-mail. Accepted presenters and discussants
must be members of the CAUTG (http://www.cautg.org) in order to register
for the conference.
The CAUTG meets at the annual Congress of the Humanities & Social
Sciences, a large gathering of Canadian learned societies. For more
information on the 2014 Congress, visit http://brocku.ca/congress2014/.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html