From: "Denise M. Della Rossa" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP:  18th- and 19th-century German Women's Writing

Women / Knowledge Production / Sexual Difference
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
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.
Topics on the ways in which knowledge -- social, cultural, economic, and scientific -- is produced are welcome.
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
Deadline: January 30th 2005
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 e-mail or “snail mail” by January 30th, 2005.  Please include full mailing address, as well as e-mail address. Send proposals to:
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
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