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Ergebnisanzeige "GSA-Panel: Women's virtues in nineteenth-century Literature"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelGSA-Panel: Women's virtues in nineteenth-century Literature
BeschreibungCALL FOR PAPERS
37th Annual German Studies Association Conference
October 3-6, 2013
Denver, Colorado

What is the meaning of the startling self-emancipation of strong-willed female characters that occurs in nineteenth-century German-language literature? Kleist’s Penthesilea, Hoffmann’s Fräulein von Scuderi, and Keller’s Gritli (in Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe) demonstrate virtues like will power, astuteness, fearlessness, etc. that allow them to challenge male dominance in a manner that transcends conventional sexual stereotyping. Additionally, protagonists’ virtues become manifest through descriptions of their goal-oriented actions, rather than through narrator exposition and editorial comment. In other words, these texts (and many others) present embodied and enacted virtue rather than virtue explained.
Papers for this panel will investigate the aesthetic and/ or ethical exemplarity of women’s virtues as they emerge through the interplay of character and story in nineteenth-century German language literature. An examination of exemplarity may focus on the contemporary (nineteenth-century) or current reception of chosen works. Furthermore, arguments might consider the uniqueness of these statements as alternatives to the more prevalent historical discourse on women’s virtue, which promoted constrictive virtues like modesty, chastity, and obedience.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
- staging of virtue in drama
- mimesis of virtue in prose
- embodied virtuous action
- reception of virtue as vice
- meta- and self-reflective virtue
- Entstehungsgeschichte or evolution of virtue(s) through the nineteenth century
- problems of (male) authorship
- literal and metaphorical rise and fall

Please submit a 300-word abstract to Todd Cesaratto (cesarat@miamioh.edu) and Roswitha Rust (rustr@indiana.edu) by February 7.
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortDenver
Bewerbungsschluss07.02.2013
Beginn03.10.2013
Ende06.10.2013
PersonName: Rust, Roswitha 
E-Mail: rustr@indiana.edu 
Name: Cesaratto, Todd 
E-Mail: cesarat@miamioh.edu 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte
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