Coalition of Women in German Annual Conference in Augusta, MI (October 21-24 2010)
CFP: Women Writers in German Rethinking Space and Place
This panel is broadly conceived and invites interdisciplinary explorations of women’s writing in German that combine ideas from cultural geography and texts that use the language and metaphors of space and place. Feminist geographer Patricia Price-Chalita has pointed out that concerns of empowerment and disempowerment in feminist writings often use spatial metaphors. Displacement, denial, or lack of space stands in contrast to the positive experience of appropriating and creating new spaces, or in reclaiming previously coded negative spaces. Native and non-native German women writers have oftentimes positioned their protagonists on the margins or in a space in-between. Both captured within and desiring to move away from a western European patriarchal and colonialist mindset, women writers thematize borders, belonging, and place, but also traveling and mobility. Papers might include these concerns, or look to such issues as environmentalism, globalization, migration and immigration, concerns of belonging, points of encounter, spaces and places of im/mobility, topographies of departure and arrival, movement, motion, or shifting identities.
Please send a 300-500 word proposal to BOTH organizers Carola Daffner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Beth Muellner (email@example.com) by the NEW extended deadline March 21, 2010.
College of Wooster
231 Kauke Hall
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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