MLA 2017 Panel sponsored by the MLA Committee on 18th- and Early
19th-Century German Literature
Female Authorship in 18th- and Early 19th-Century German Culture
Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017
This panel investigates conceptualizations and literary
representations of female authorship in 18th- and early 19th-century
Topics include, but are not limited to:
What concepts of female authorship are presented in the
correspondence, theoretical statements, and literary works of male and
What is the relation between female authorship, concepts of the body,
and gender roles?
Did female authors consider themselves isolated practitioners or did
they seek familial or professional mentorship?
How did female authors situate themselves with respect to contemporary
literary, aesthetic, philosophical, and intellectual discourses?
Is there a female “anxiety of influence”?
Which tropes and metaphors shaped the discourse on female authorship?
Please email proposals (300 words) to Elisabeth Krimmer
([log in to unmask]) by 1 March 2016.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Sean Franzel
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html