WiG 2018: Feminist Pop Cultures & Pop Culture Feminisms: Performance, Circulation, Reception

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Coalition of Women in German
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In honor of the 2018 conference guest, Reyhan Şahin, PhD (aka Lady Bitch Ray), this panel welcomes papers that analyze and theorize intersectional feminism and feminist activism in popular culture in any medium within the German-speaking world and beyond. The panel will address new theories and analyze practices and performances within the rapidly changing contemporary political landscape. Possible questions include:

• How do performers/activists/theorists engage with self-staging, particularly regarding race/ethnicity, nationality/citizenship status, religious identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, queerness, and ability?

• How do artists use their positionalities to create feminisms across linguistic, cultural, national, generic and other boundaries? • How do artistic, activist, and/or scholarly practices interact?

• What roles do ‘old’ and/or ‘new’ media play in artists’ visibility, reception, and circulation?

• Creative, collaborative, and other non-traditional proposals are welcome. Please send abstracts of 300 words, along with a short biography, to wigguest2018@gmail.com by March 1, 2018.

The 43rd Annual Coalition of Women in German (WiG) Conference will be held on Oct. 18-21, 2018, in Sewanee, Tennessee.