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TitelWomen in German 2014: Feminist Embodiments and Empowerment
BeschreibungCall for Papers for Women in German 2014 (Oct. 23-26, 2014, in Shawnee on Delaware, PA)

Feminist Embodiments and Empowerment:
Pre-, Pro-, Post-, Anti-, Trans- and Queer -- From Bachmann's Malina to Mutti Merkel

This panel seeks to engage discussions of the many faces of feminism and cognate areas of study, interrogating historical critiques of embodiment and offering new theoretical frameworks for recent and contemporary debates. We invite original papers examining connections among gender and sexual politics; body, voice, performance, and representation; and agency, power, and knowledge in literary and cultural texts. Medium and period are open, and we welcome submissions on male, masculine, queer, and trans embodiments, as well as papers addressing intersectionality with an eye to class, race, ethnicity, faith, ability, age, and technology.

Presentations may take feminist approaches to bodies and power, including the following:

· feminist integrations and performances of empowerment (such as pole dancing)

· feminist icons past and present, and their legacies (such as Alice Schwarzer)

· the self-fashioning of contemporary political and cultural figures (such as Angela Merkel and Lady Bitch Ray)

· representations and performances of (dis)empowerment through masculinity, cross-dressing, and passing (such as Marlene Dietrich, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina)

· performance studies and the genderqueer body (such as Bridge Markland's cabaret and renditions of German classics like Faust in the Box)

· feminism and race; Turkish-German feminism; Afro-German feminism; feminist interrogations of whiteness

· sexual agency and aging; prostitution; youth sexuality

· postfeminist movements; debates about mothering and careers

· the body in Islamic feminism and anti-Muslim feminism

· the commodification of the body in neoliberal society

· technology, cyborgs, and electronics

· transnational feminisms, social transformation, and global change

· intersections of feminist studies with digital humanities

Especially welcome are proposals for presentations that are innovative, creative, interactive, polemical, or nontraditional, and that invite us to think outside of the familiar and customary frames of feminism.

Please send inquiries and proposals of 200-300 words to both organizers by February 20, 2014: Erika Berroth ( and Faye Stewart (

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VeranstaltungsortShawnee on Delaware
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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