CFP German Women Writers (MMLA 2019)

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

2019 MMLA Conference Theme

"Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

Chicago, IL

November 14-17, 2019

Panel: German Women Writers

Topic: Open

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” are especially welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Doubles, doppelgängers, twins, mirror images, reflections in literature by German Women Writers
  • Identity as women
  • Transgender identity 
  • Transcultural, transnational identities
  • Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)
  • Duality of texts and parataxis
  • Dualities in class and society
  • East/West Germany
  • Dual citizenship
  • Pen names and authorial identity
  • Writing as a secondary profession
  • Double entendre: humor, jokes, dark humor, all aspects of laughter
  • Literal/metaphorical
  • Dualities of womanhood
  • Dualities of form
  • Adaptations
  • Issues of feminism and womanism

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to Bethany Morgan by April 5th, 2019. Papers may be in either English or German.