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Call for Papers
Glaubenssysteme/Belief-Systems
Annual Conference for the Austrian Studies Association
May 2-5, 2013
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Panel Title: Feminist Literature and Film Gegen den Glauben/Against Belief (Women in German (WiG) Sponsored Session)

Panel Description:
This panel will investigate how gendered or feminist perspectives shape, contradict, explore, or circumnavigate various Glaubenssysteme. Against can be read literally or figuratively: It can mean opposed to certain beliefs, but also mean something that comes in contact with or is adjacent vis--vis another thing. Some questions to consider would be: How have other forms of protest given women a voice? How do notions of gender inform reactions to, for, or against Glaubenssysteme? The central focus of inquiry will be how feminists and gender scholars have engaged with a diverse system of Glaubenssysteme.

Max 300 word abstract and 1 paragraph bio sent electronically to both organizers (below).  Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2012.
Accepted panelists informed by Dec. 22.
Papers accepted in German or in English.  Presenters must be members of Austrian Studies Association.


Panel Organizers:

Beret Norman
Associate Professor of German
Boise State University, Boise ID 83725
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Nicole McInteer
PhD Candidate in German Literature and Culture
The Pennsylvania State University
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