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>Woman and the Nation:  German Women’s
>Writing of the18th and 19th Centuries
>May 21-23, 2004
>University of Notre Dame
>Notre Dame, Indiana  USA
>
>Proposals are requested for a conference on writings by
>German-speaking women of the 18th and 19th centuries.  This year’s
>conference strives to investigate the relationship between women and
>the establishment of a German national state.  We envision papers
>that analyze texts by German women which address the revolutionary,
>nationalist, colonial, and other ideals or ideologies of the 18th
>and 19th centuries.  Papers might speak to the following questions:
>
>How did women respond in their public and private lives to
>contemporary political, social, and territorial events?  How did
>they express their commitment to the future?  How do women
>participate in revolutionary movements, colonial enterprises, or
>nation-building?
>
>What are the responses to the French and American revolutions and influences?
>
>How does the Enlightenment project translate itself for women?
>
>How does the development of the “kleindeutsche Lösung” affect both
>German and Austrian texts/authors?  Do these women identify
>themselves nationally, provincially, etc.?
>
>How are women’s progress and aspirations tied to the concept of
>national identity?
>
>Additional topics might include: Salon culture, the “good” German
>woman, “Deutsches” Theater, patriotic/historical drama, women’s
>political/historical writing, the female patriot, female utopias,
>women and the law, or Germania.
>
>Papers may focus on specific writers or works, or take a thematic
>approach.  Please submit 1-2 page proposals in English or German by
>either email ([log in to unmask]) or “snail mail” to Denise M.
>Della Rossa by January 15th, 2004.  Include full mailing address, as
>well as email address.
>
>Denise M. Della Rossa, Ph.D.
>Dept. of German & Russian Lang. & Lit.
>University of Notre Dame
>318 O’Shaughnessy Hall
>Notre Dame, IN 46556
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>574.631.6495


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