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>From: "Denise M. Della Rossa" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP:  18th- and 19th-century German Women's Writing
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>Women / Knowledge Production / Sexual Difference
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>The Group on German Women’s Writing of the 18th and 19th Centuries
>invites papers for the Annual Meeting
>This year’s meeting is sponsored by the
>Research Cluster for Global Literary and Cultural Studies
>  at Michigan State University
>May 19-21, 2005
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1027 USA
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>Proposals are requested for a conference on writings by
>German-speaking women of the 18th and 19th centuries.
>Interdisciplinary interests and cross national explorations are
>welcome. This year’s conference explores the relationship between
>women and knowledge production and the relationship between
>knowledge production and gender construction.
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>Topics on the ways in which knowledge -- social, cultural, economic,
>and scientific -- is produced are welcome.
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>How did women challenge established institutions, disciplines,
>practices, and policies to create a new mode of knowledge production?
>What was women’s role within these established institutions?
>What is the relationship between the production of knowledge and its
>dissemination through educational practices?
>What are practices, research programs, explanatory models, and
>theoretical modes on gender roles and identities?
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>Papers might speak to the following issues:
>·         Women’s participation in the scientific debates of the time?
>·         Women’s contribution to the history of science
>·         Women’s role in the family as producers of social knowledge
>·         Women’s informed participation in the emergent consumer
>culture and the social and cultural knowledge required
>·         Women’s role in taste formation
>·         Sociability as the various forms of social and cultural knowledge
>·         Women and conduct literature
>·         Women’s role as educators of young children and the
>emergence of books for children
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>Deadline: January 30th 2005
>Papers may focus on specific writers or works or take a thematic approach.
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>Please submit 1-2 page proposals in English or German by either
>e-mail or “snail mail” by January 30th, 2005.  Please include full
>mailing address, as well as e-mail address. Send proposals to:
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>Karin A. Wurst / 644 Wells Hall  German Studies Program
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing, Mi 48824-1027
>Tel: 517 353-7870/Fax: 517-432-2736
>e-mail: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
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