From: "Denise M. Della Rossa" <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: CFP:  Women/Knowledge Production/Sexual Difference

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.

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?

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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