This panel invites proposals that seek to locate girlhood studies in a German Studies context. Particularly of interest are studies of how girl identity is constructed in and through literature and reading. Possible topics include girls’ reading circles, Backfischbücher, girls’ reading habits and concerns about “Lesewut,” online girl communities, girls’ education, fantasy literature with female protagonists, and mobilization of girls for war. Also welcome are intersectional analyses of race, class and sexuality and comparative approaches.
Please send 300 word abstracts to Maureen Gallagher, University of Massachusetts Amherst, email@example.com.
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Deadline: September 30, 2010
Universty of Massachusetts Amherst
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