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Ergebnisanzeige "Mutterlos im Faserland?! Absent and Failed Mothers in Contemporary German Literature, Film, and Culture (GSA-Panel)"
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TitelMutterlos im Faserland?! Absent and Failed Mothers in Contemporary German Literature, Film, and Culture (GSA-Panel)
BeschreibungCFP: Mutterlos im Faserland?! Absent and Failed Mothers in Contemporary German Literature, Film, and Culture

GSA October 8-11, 2009, Washington, DC

In the context of recent debates surrounding motherhood in Germany, this panel aims to explore representations of mothers and motherhood in contemporary (post-Wende) German cultural texts. The topos of the absent or failing mother has held a central place throughout German-language cultural history, from bürgerliches Trauerspiel to Trümmerliteratur. Since 1945, the figure of the mother (particularly as conflated with the motherland) has become increasingly problematic. Members of the Frauenbewegung rebelled against their mothers, who were largely regarded as shackled by patriarchal family and social structures. Those of the 1968 generation, in turn, left few examples for their children of how to combine motherhood and careers. Indeed, it is this generation of mothers that is most often critiqued and/or is notably absent in contemporary literature (Faserland by Christian Kracht, Das Blütenstaubzimmer by Zoë Jenny) and film (Good Bye Lenin, Lola and Billidikid).

We welcome abstracts that explore the changing roles of mothers in contemporary German-language cultural production. Topics may include but are not limited to:

- examples of the mother who is absent in the physical and/or emotional sense
- examinations of the institution of motherhood as outdated
- paradigm shifts in parenting (e.g., a shift towards fathering, a move away from nuclear families)
- the motif of the Rabenmütter
- the absent or failed mother as connected to a weakened sense of national identity

Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words to Corinna Kahnke (ckahnke@calpoly.edu) and Alexandra Merley Hill (alexandra.m.hill@williams.edu) by February 5, 2009.


Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortWashington, DC
Bewerbungsschluss05.02.2009
Beginn08.10.2009
Ende11.10.2009
PersonName: Corinna Kahnke, Alexandra Merley Hill 
Funktion: Kontakt 
E-Mail: ckahnke@calpoly.edu, alexandra.m.hill@williams.edu 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur nach 1945
Klassifikation19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.09.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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