CfP 38th Annual GSA Conference
Kansas City, Missouri
From Abortion to Contraception: Unwanted Pregnancy and Family Planning in German Writing and Culture
While the history and representation of abortion has been fairly well researched (for example "Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany" by Cornelie Usborne, the article, “The Abortion debate in Unified Germany” by Elizabeth Clements, "Infanticide, Illegitimacy, and Abortion in Modern German Literature" by Leslie Shouse-Luxem, "Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States" edited by Myra Marx Ferre et al.), there seems to be considerably less on other issues of unwanted pregnancy as well as family planning overall. This session seeks to explore the discourses of birth control in 20th-century and recent German-language fiction and film.
Please submit a brief proposal (250 words) and short bibliographical information by email to [log in to unmask] by Jan. 30, 2014.
Please note two important GSA rules: all panel participants including the commentator and moderator must be a registered GSA member before February 15, 2014 in order to submit panels for the annual conference.
Kind regards, / Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Professor of German, Affiliated Faculty International Programs
University of Iowa
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