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>From: Samuel Willcocks <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: How Many Genders Has German? (UPenn, Philadelphia; Jan
>20th for March 19th)
>
>UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
>DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
>AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>2005 Graduate Student Conference
>March 19, 2005
>
>HOW MANY GENDERS HAS GERMAN?
>
>“German Gender Studies today seems to exist on an island that is gradually
>drifting toward the land mass on the other side of the Atlantic….The recent
>German impulse to reinvent requires an explanation.  Why does ‘Gender Studies’
>seem to be more present-able than ‘Geschlechterforschung’?  Do German
>universities prefer to set their course by the American flag?”
>
>“Die deutschen Gender Studies scheinen heute auf einer Insel zu treiben, die
>sich immer mehr dem großen Land jenseits des Atlantiks nähert....Der
>neuerliche
>deutsche Renovierungsschub bedarf daher einer Erklärung.  Warum
>scheinen Gender
>Studies zeitgemäßer als Geschlechterforschung zu sein?  Vielleicht weil sich
>deutsche Universitäten eher einer Richtung öffnen, die unter amerikanischer
>Flagge segelt?”
>—Metzler Lexicon Gender Studies/Geschlechterforschung,  Stuttgart: J. B.
>Metzler, 2002, 157.
>
>In 2002, Metzler published the first Gender Studies encyclopedia in the German
>language.  Does this publication by a major German publishing house symbolize
>the canonization of Gender Studies in German-language Studies or in German
>Studies?
>
>How did Gender Studies influence the study of literature in the past, and what
>role will it play in the present and future?  Is there a different way of
>interpreting history for each variety of gender?  How can recent developments
>in Gender Studies shed light on the absence of alternate versions of history?
>In what ways do gender and sexuality affect language?  (How) has
>Gender Studies
>moved beyond Women’s Studies?
>
>Possible topics:
>
>* Origins of Gender Studies / Origins of Gender Studies in German
>* Emergence of theories of masculinity
>* Identity
>* Transgender
>* Hermaphroditism
>* Androgyny
>* Representations of gender in performing arts, theater, dance
>* Representations of gender in painting, journalism, history of the book, etc.
>* Fashion
>* Confining and condemning the minority
>* Gender myths
>* German linguistics / gendered objects
>* Veiled references: the learned woman as authority
>* Literary Salons
>* Sexology/Magnus Hirschfeld
>* Gender and the Third Reich
>* “Gay rights” in the DDR
>* Elfriede Jelinek
>* Changing faces: cosmetics, stylistics, Sexual Personae
>* Gender and the academic job market in Germany and the United States
>* Multimedia
>* Deployment of Gender Studies at home and abroad
>* Appropriation of German thinkers by other disciplines
>
>KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Martha Helfer, Professor of German, Rutgers University
>
>Deadline for Submission of Abstracts (1 page): January 20, 2005
>Contact: [log in to unmask]
>

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