2017 MMLA Conference
"Art and Activism"
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 9-12, 2017


Panel: German Women Writers

Topic: Open

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the Convention theme of “Artists and Activists” are especially welcome.

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to both Bethany Morgan [log in to unmask] and David Kraus [log in to unmask] by April 5th, 2017

Possible sub-themes of the Convention theme “Artists and Activists” include: 
  • Activism as exhibition
  • Ideological deviations
  • The aesthetic and the political
  • Art as campaign for social change
  • The role of the writer in society
  • Satire as social statement
  • The place of (liberal) arts education in contemporary society
  • The co-opting of art and social advocacy by dominant cultural institutions
  • The literature of witness
  • Environmental literature
  • Trans- identities and activism
  • Alterity
  • Ethnic identities and activism
  • Feminism and womanism
  • Digital literacies and shifting modes of production
  • Liberated space
  • Disability studies
  • Free speech and states of exception
  • Artist in exile
  • Artist as criminal
  • The public intellectual
  • The internet and activism
  • Facts and artistic license

******************* The German Studies Call for Papers List Editor: Sean Franzel Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt Sponsored by the University of Missouri Info available at: https://grs.missouri.edu/german/resources