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>From:         Jane Lewin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: German-Jewish Women Writers 1900-1933 (London, 17-18 May 2007)
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>German-Jewish Women Writers 1900 - 1933
>
>A Conference at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
>University of London
>
>17 - 18 May 2007
>
>Co-Ordinators: Andrea Hammel (Sussex) and Godela Weiss-Sussex (IGRS)
>
>
>First Call for Papers
>
>The first three decades of the 20th century were 
>a period of irreversible social change in 
>Germany; a period in which the conditions and 
>opportunities for women altered rapidly; a 
>period in which German-Jewish artists and 
>writers flourished, but which also saw a 
>frightening increase of anti-Semitic criticism.
>
>The writing by German-Jewish women of this 
>period has met with rather patchy research 
>interest to date. While their male counterparts 
>(Franz Hessel, Walter Benjamin, Joseph Roth, to 
>name but a few) have received the interest they 
>deserved, and while the salonières of the 19th 
>century and the literature produced by women in 
>exile have received some attention in recent 
>years, the interest in the period 1900 to 1933 
>has been all but restricted to a few outstanding 
>women writers of the twenties and early 
>thirties, such as Irmgard Keun and, to a lesser 
>extent, Gabriele Tergit.
>
>This conference aims to re-discover and 
>re-consider some of the many other German-Jewish 
>women writers of the period, be they novelists, 
>poets, autobiographers, or journalists, who 
>recorded their engagement with their social 
>surroundings, their German-Jewish identity, 
>and/or their position as women at the beginning 
>of the 20th century.
>
>We now welcome proposals for papers (300-word 
>abstract) to be submitted by 15 October 2006 to:
>
>Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex
>IGRS
>School of Advanced Study
>University of London
>Senate House, Malet Street
>London WC1E 7HU
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>
>A publication of a selection of the papers 
>presented at the conference is planned.

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