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>From: Waltraud Maierhofer <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: German Women Writers and Visuality
>
>Reminder CFP.
>
>Dear Colleagues:
>Please encourage students to present dissertation research.
>Keynote presentation by Prof. Ruth Dawson (U of HI).
>Note: May 19 - 21 is correct (overwrites earlier postings of 18-20)
>Hope to see many of you in Iowa City.
>
>Happy 2006
>Waltraud
>
>German Women Writers and Visuality
>
>The Group on German Women’s Writing of the 18th and 19th Centuries
>invites papers for the Annual Meeting 2006
>
>
>May 19-21, 2006 (Fr.-Sunday)
>
>University of Iowa
>Iowa City, IA 52245-1323
>
>Proposals are requested for a colloquium on 
>writings by German-speaking women of the 18th 
>and 19th centuries.  Interdisciplinary and 
>multidisciplinary interests and cross national 
>explorations are welcome. The Enlightenment 
>esteemed the sense of seeing as the highest 
>among the senses. The Romantics sought 
>progressive blending of the senses, 
>synaesthesia, visionary ideals. Realistic and 
>naturalistic writing included visual details of 
>bourgeois life as well as that of social 
>outsiders and discussed the place of the ‘ugly’ 
>in literature and art ... The 2006 topic 
>explores perceptions, visions, fantasies, images 
>and imagination in women’s writings.
>
>
>Topics might include but are not limited to:
>
>
>q		The senses, including medical discourse on deficiencies
>
>q	Ways of seeing and literary representation
>
>q	The role of imagination
>
>q	Reality and fantasy
>
>
>q	Ekphrasis – Bildbeschreibungen
>
>q	Visions
>
>q	Art Criticism and other writings on the Visual Arts
>
>q	Doppel- und Mehrfachbegabungen: Women Writers/Artists
>
>q	Women’s role in artistic taste formation and change
>
>q	“Images of Women”
>
>q	Women as actresses and performers
>
>q	Visualizing the past: Imaging and writing history
>
>q	The role of the visual in travel literature
>
>q	Book illustrations
>
>q	How visual is memory?
>
>q	Women in museums
>
>q	Photography and women photographers
>
>q	The effects of photography on writing and documentation
>
>q	Beauty
>
>q	...
>
>Deadline: January 15, 2006 ( a few days late is no problem)
>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 Jan. 
>15, 2006 to
>
>Waltraud Maierhofer
>Associate Professor of German
>
>Post: 111D PH, German Dept.,
>The University of Iowa
>IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1323
>
>Phone/ fax: (+1) 319 335 2114
>E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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