2017 MMLA Conference
"Art and Activism"
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 9-12, 2017<x-apple-data-detectors://1>

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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and David Kraus [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by April 5th, 2017<x-apple-data-detectors://5>.

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
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