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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelNeMLA 2016: Female Authors and Artists of German Expressionism
BeschreibungNortheast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)

March 17-20, 2016, Hartford, CT

German Expressionism has been dominated by the works of males—in the visual
arts and literary texts, as well as in the secondary literature. The
movement was largely defined through poetry included in Kurt Pinthus’s
seminal collection *Menschheitsdämmerung* (1920), in which Else
Lasker-Schüler was the sole female to appear alongside many key male
figures. Despite the excavation of Expressionist works by women in recent
decades, scholarly research on these artworks and texts remains lacking.
Few female Expressionists in the German context have received sustained
attention, except for perhaps Lasker-Schüler. As a result, male works
continue to characterize the canon a century after the Expressionist decade
of 1910-1920.

Although female figures are prevalent in the works of male Expressionists,
particularly in the roles of the New Woman, mother and prostitute, their
possibilities are decidedly limited. This panel will explore females’
self-conceptions and representations of women’s roles in society in their
own Expressionist works. Oskar Kokoschka’s depiction of a brutal “battle of
the sexes” in his 1907 play, *Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen*, introduced a
motif that was taken up by many male Expressionists. But how did women
interpret this “battle” and depict gender relations? How did women approach
themes commonly considered to be characteristic of the Expressionist
movement, and did they address other themes not currently represented in
the canon? How do the language and imagery employed by female
Expressionists compare to that of their male counterparts? Are the times
reflected differently in the writings of females and males? In what ways do
intersections of race, class and gender play a role? Finally, how might the
consideration of female texts and artworks enrich our understanding and/or
alter our definition of German Expressionism?

Submissions may address any Expressionist work(s) by women of
German-speaking countries in the visual arts and/or literature, including
poetry, prose and drama.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract through
NeMLA’s website using the following link:

The deadline for submissions is *September 30, 2015*.

Please contact Julie Shoults ( with questions or for further information.

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LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Klassifikation17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.11.00 Expressionismus
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