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TitelWomen Writing the First World War (Women in German Conference Panel)
BeschreibungWomen in German Conference
October 23-26, 2014
Shawnee on Delaware, PA

CfP: Women Writing the First World War

The 100th anniversary of the First World War is an opportunity to revisit
the texts that emerge out of this violent conflict, to expand the canon
dominated by male writers, and to reconsider the understanding of the
experience of war beyond the arenas of combat. German women not only
commented on their nation’s war efforts in various ways, but they also
documented and imagined the events of this tumultuous time period through
literature, journalism and life writing, in both fictional and
non-fictional texts. This panel seeks to examine how German women wrote the
First World War and how these writings deepen our understanding of the
gendered experience of the war.

This panel seeks to address such questions as:

- What roles did German women play in war efforts, both on the front and at
home, and

how are these contributions described through women’s literature?

- What genres do women employ in writing the war, and how does genre
influence the

text or the story told?

- How do women narrate their experiences of war? What narrative strategies
do they use?

- What themes are prevalent in women’s writings about the war, and what new

insights, and approaches to the discussion of war do they introduce?

- In what ways do women’s representations of war broaden our understanding
of the

history of the First World War, as well as women’s experiences of war and

- What is the place of German women’s literature in the canon as we examine
the First

World War 100 years later?

We invite proposals from across disciplines that examine female-authored
texts about the First World War. Please send a 250-350 word abstract and
brief bio by March 15, 2014 to Barbara Kosta, and
Julie Shoults,
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VeranstaltungsortShawnee on Delaware, PA
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