Call for Papers


The Work and Works of German-Language

Women Translators



45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 3-6, 2014

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Host: Susquehanna University


This panel aims to highlight new research on pre-20th century German-language women translators. Ideally, presentations will contribute to a better understanding of


(1) the material conditions of women’s translation work (financial considerations, time pressures, choice and genres of source-language texts, etc.)


(2) the role of women translators and their works within literary-cultural movements (e.g., Enlightenment, Romanticism), or


(3) the reception history of translations by women.


Please e-mail abstracts of about 250 words to both Astrid Weigert and Meghan O’Dea:[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]



Extended Deadline:  October 14, 2013

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)


The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park.  NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124. 


The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as “the best book you’ll read this year.” The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.


Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.


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