CFP: German-Speaking Women Activists Without Borders  (September30); NeMLA in Toronto, Canada; April 30-May3, 2015).

Call for Papers: Northeast Modern Language Association; 46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015)

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 30, 2014.

Panel Title: German-Speaking Women Activists Without Borders

Since the late nineteenth and throughout the twentieth century, German-speaking women worked towards global ideals by participating in international organizations and pan-European programs: Bertha von Suttner paved the way for the UN, Annette Kolb advocated for French-German friendship in the first half of the twentieth century, Erika Mann exposed the National Socialists’ usurpation of German children’s bodies and minds. Papers will examine the motivations behind German-speaking women's pacifist and/or altruistic activism from 1871 to 1945.

Chair: Sylvia Schmitz-Burgard

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Area: German

Cross: Women’s and Gender Studies 
Please submit abstracts directly: 
Sylvia M. Schmitz-Burgard
Associate Professor of German
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
rdinator of  MLL's German section and Studies in World Literature section
461 Stein Hall
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Fax: 1-508-793-3708