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TitelMood and Gender: Pre-Twentieth-Century Panel of the Coalition of Women in German Annual Conference
BeschreibungCall for papers:

Mood and Gender: Pre-Twentieth-Century Panel of the Coalition of Women
in German Annual Conference in Augusta, MI (October 21-24, 2010)

This panel will explore the interrelationships between concepts,
representations, and modulations of mood and gender. Moods are
generally understood as enduring affects like melancholy and sadness,
boredom, happiness or anger that do not appear to have a clearly
identifiable source and that can combine a variety of sensations and
feelings, making them often difficult to describe. As recent
scholarship demonstrates (cf. Elisabeth Goodstein, Patricia Meyer
Spacks, Thomas Pfau, Juliana Schiesari, and Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf),
definitions and evaluations of moods have changed radically over time,
from the ancient four humors theory, to late 19th century psychology,
psychiatry, and early psychoanalysis: Hildegard von Bingen’s
descriptions of “sanguine,” “phlegmatic,” “choleric,” and
"melancholic” women transgressed and challenged gender boundaries; in
the romantic period, melancholy was considered a characteristic of the
male genius; as the nineteenth century progressed, the same mood
became increasingly associated with femininity as an illness hindering
creativity. This panel invites papers that explore the
interrelationships between mood and gender in changing historical,
cultural, intellectual, and social contexts from the Middle Ages to
the end of the nineteenth century.

Possible areas of investigation include:
* literary and cultural representations and modulations of mood and gender
* mood and gender in medicine, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy
* the moods of genre and gender (i.e. the relationships between
poetry, melancholy, and the male genius)

Please submit a 300-500-word proposal electronically by March 15, 2010
to both organizers:

Lisabeth Hock, Wayne State University ( and
May Mergenthaler, Ohio State University (

Selected panelists must become members of Women and German by May 15, 2010.

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VeranstaltungsortAugusta, MI
PersonName: Lisabeth Hock 
Funktion: Kontakt 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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