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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelGSA-Panel: Alternative Family Models in Germanophone Literature and Film
BeschreibungCFP: “Alternative Family Models in Germanophone Literature and Film”

Women in German Sponsored Panel at the 2015 GSA, Washington, D.C., October 1-4, 2015

In contemporary American popular culture, representations of LGBT families are on the rise, as exemplified in groundbreaking TV shows like Queer as Folk, The L-Word, and Transparent and more recently into network television with Modern Family and The New Normal. Similarly, challenges to heteronormative family structures found their way into the broader German television market via Lindenstraβe, when the lesbian character Tanja Schildknecht and her partner welcomed a baby boy in 2006. Popular contemporary Germanophone literature, too, increasingly depicts gay and lesbian families, such as Ariane Rüdiger’s Aktion Eisprung (2006), Mirjam Müntefering’s Jetzt zu dritt (2007), or Martin Falken’s Papas unterm Regenbogen (2014).

This panel invites submissions related to the representation of family models that offer alternatives to heteronormative family structures. We welcome papers that critically examine any such representations in Germanophone literature and film, without restrictions in period, genre, theoretical, or methodological framework.

Possible paper topics could include (but are not limited to):
• alternative family models over time
• divergent representations of different kinds of alternative family models
• the circulation of representations of LGBT families transnationally: e.g. the reception of American depictions of alternative family models in a German context and vice versa
• the relation between the representation of alternative family models and genre
• alternative family activism in the media (print, tv, online)
• the critical reception of representations of alternative family models by publishers/reviewers/readers/audiences

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a short biographical note by February 1, 2015 to Suzuko Knott ( and Cindy Walter-Gensler ( Please include your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and any audio-visual requirements for the presentation.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortWashington, D.C.
PersonName: Cindy Walter-Gensler 
Funktion: Panel Organizer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Texas at Austin 
Strasse/Postfach: 3220 Winding Way 
Postleitzahl: 78664 
Stadt: Round Rock 
Telefon: 002-352-281-4349 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.15.00 Literatur und Medien
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