CfP: Gendered Immigration: WiG 2012 (Shawnee, PA, October 25-28); April 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen O. Gallagher / Women in German
contact email: 
mogallag@german.umass.edu

Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.

Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture

This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.

Topics include:
women and gender in German colonialism
emigration to the United States
becoming German/losing Germanness
German women in exile/Germany as home to exiled women
"hybrid" German-x identities

Please submit 200-250-word abstracts by April 15, 2012 to Maureen Gallagher (mogallag(AT)german.umass.edu) and Ulrike Brisson (ubrisson(AT)wpi.edu). We are looking forward to your proposals!

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
travel_writing
victorian