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TitelGerman Studies Association: Family and Kinship Network
BeschreibungGerman Studies Association annual conference October 1-4, 2015 Washington, DC, USA

GSA 2015 Family and Kinship Network Call for Papers and Panels

The Family and Kinship Network is seeking papers/panels that represent cutting-edge scholarship on modes of kinship, both figurative and literal, literary and historical. We offer suggestions below in light of our 2015 emphasis on sisters and sisterhood, but we welcome all proposals that address blood relations and the use of blood relations as literary, historical, and political metaphor.

Alle Menschen werden Schwestern: Sisters, Nuns, and Incest

Sisters can be natural/leiblich, spiritual, sisters in or by law, sisters by choice and sisters in fate. What does it mean to have a sister or to be a sister?

Incest: Whereas in ancient Egypt, sisters and brothers were allowed to marry, later societies prohibited such unions on various grounds. Various religions also prescribed various practices in the forbidden or permitted unions of sisters and brothers. What governs and/or results from this particular form of incest, which has been the subject of a movement to decriminalize in the FRG?

We are also interested in papers that deal with sisters in religious contexts. How do nuns function in history, literature, politics inside or outside the family? In what sense are they sisters as sister-brides of Christ?

We would also welcome papers on sibling relations in legal contexts, or proposals on emotional aspects of sibling relations expressed in documents like letters wills, poems, dedications, novels, pictures, objects, etc.

Since this is an interdisciplinary enterprise, we seek papers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and encourage submissions from Art History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology and other related (sister?) disciplines.

Please send abstracts of papers or descriptions of panels with abstracts by January 15, 2015 to

Susan Gustafson, University of Rochester:

Gail K. Hart, University of California, Irvine:

Michaela Hohkamp, Leibniz Univerxität, Hanover:

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortWashington, DC
PersonName: Gail Hart 
Funktion: Co-organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Californir, Irvine, Department of European Languages and Studies 
Strasse/Postfach: HIB 243 
Postleitzahl: 92697-3150 
Stadt: Irvine, CA 
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