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TitelGSA Panel: Joint Ventures: Men and Women Working Together, 1750-1850
BeschreibungCall for Papers
36th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Joint Ventures: Men and Women Working Together, 1750-1850
Part of the Kinship and Family Network

Since the advent of feminism in the 1970s, scholars have done valuable work in bringing previously little-known texts by women to light. Yet, investigations all too often focus either on women writers or on “mainstream” writers (excluding women). This approach belies that fact that female and male intellectuals interacted with each other frequently, discussing ideas, learning from each other, and even working together on projects. We know, for instance, that men and women worked together closely in the Jena circle during Romanticism, in the Berlin salons, and in the duchy of Weimar. This panel seeks papers that examine the myriad intellectual exchanges between female and male thinkers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Such projects may be documented by published works, or by sources such as letters, diaries, memoirs, or other media. We welcome papers that focus on projects and relationships to which both interlocutors made substantial contributions.

Possible presentation topics include (but are not limited to):

Family relationships (i.e. Dorothea Schlegel's letters to her sons; Kleist's letters to his sister; Rahel Levin Varnhagen's correspondence with her brother, playwright Ludwig Robert; Bettina von Arnim's Clemens Brentanos Frühlingskranz; Goethe’s and correspondence with his mother or sister, etc.)

Romantic partners (i.e. Mendelssohn's Brautbriefe; Kleist's letters to Wilhelmine von Zenge; Caroline and Wilhelm von Humboldt's letters to each other; Robert and Clara Schumann's marital journal; the roles of Caroline von Schlegel and Dorothea von Schlegel in Jena Romanticism; Rahel Levin Varnhagen and Karl August Varnhagen von Ense, etc.)

Platonic and Professional relationships (Actress Sophie Neuber's work with Gottsched; Schiller's work with women authors in Die Horen; The role of Dorothea Viehmann as a source for the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen; Clemens Brentano and the mystic Anne Catherine Emmerich; Germaine de Staël's salon; Bettina von Arnim's Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kind; Goethe's correspondence with female acquaintances, e.g. Sophie von Grotthuss; Gellert’s exemplary correspondence with Christiane Karoline Lucius, etc.)

Please note that presenters must be members of the German Studies Association (see for information on membership). No one individual may give more than one paper or participate in more than two public roles.

Please send abstracts, a brief c.v., and a specific request of AV needs (if applicable) by January 31, to Laura Deiulio ( and John Lyon (
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VeranstaltungsortKansas City, Missouri
KontaktdatenName/Institution: John Lyon / University of Pittsburgh 
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