CfP WiG 2014: Sustainability as Feminist Practice: Pedagogical Approaches

In many regards, Germany leads the world in sustainability. Often visually represented
by three overlapping circles of environmental, social and economic
sustainability, the triple bottom line model of sustainability represents that
part of human endeavor that is 1) environmentally sound, 2) socially just, and
3) economically viable. Germany’s focus on environmental issues, socially
progressive cultural structures, and a thriving economy make Germany a positive
case study in sustainability. In a time when German Studies is seeing
decreasing enrollment, Germany’s relevance for Sustainability and Environmental
Studies can be a valuable asset.

This panel seeks presentations on courses that engage with Sustainability or
Environmental Studies alongside German Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. How can these perspectives support one another? To what extent can
a focus on sustainability provide a framework for considering German culture? What courses have been or can be offered that can tap into interest in
Sustainability Studies? How can German Studies courses and programs
benefit from the perspectives offered by Sustainability Studies?

Please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to both organizers by March 30, 2014: Elizabeth Bridges
([log in to unmask]) and Sonja Klocke ([log in to unmask]).

Dr. Sonja E. Klocke
Assistant Professor
Department of German
844 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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