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CFP for ASECS, Pittsburgh, PA, March 31 – April 3, 2016: Women Writers and Female Leadership (panel of the Goethe Society of North America)

It is often assumed that German women writers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were doubly disadvantaged when it came to theories and practices of leadership: typically, female writers around 1800 were excluded from political discourses and confined to ancillary roles in religion, culture, and politics. Even so, many of these writers were acutely aware of questions of power, authority, and governance and frequently discussed these issues in their works, both explicitly and obliquely. This panel seeks to explore the neglected topic of female leadership around 1800 and invites contributions on how eighteenth-century female authors portray women in positions of authority in the spiritual, cultural, and political realms. 

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deadline: September 10, 2015

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