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CfP: Reading German Girls

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Deadline:  September 30, 2010

In recent years, girlhood has come under increasing academic focus,
and girl studies has emerged as a sub-discipline in a variety of
fields. There is even a journal devoted to the topic, the
award-winning Girlhood Studies.

This panel invites proposals that seek to locate girlhood studies in a
German Studies context. Particularly of interest are studies of how
girl identity is constructed in and through literature and reading.
Possible topics include girls’ reading circles, Backfischbücher,
girls’ reading habits and concerns about “Lesewut,” online girl
communities, girls’ education, fantasy literature with female
protagonists, and mobilization of girls for war. Also welcome are
intersectional analyses of race, class and sexuality and comparative
approaches.

Please send 300 word abstracts to Maureen Gallagher, University of
Massachusetts Amherst, [log in to unmask]

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ ? Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Please follow this link for the general call for papers:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
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