CFP: German Women Writers - MMLA Nov 2018

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

2018 MMLA Conference Theme

“Consuming Cultures"

Kansas City, MO

November 15-18, 2018


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 address the Convention theme of “Consuming Cultures” are especially welcome.


Please submit 250-word abstracts and a 50-word bio as email attachments to Bethany Morgan by April 5th, 2018. 


Possible sub-themes of the Convention theme “Consuming Cultures” include: 

  • “buying into” womanhood
  • gender and consumerism
  • consumerism and class
  • conspicuous consumption
  • consumerized empowerment
  • studies in food, agriculture, animals, and plants
  • intersections between postcolonialism, imperialism, and capitalism
  • the co-opting of culture as a consumable good
  • ecocritical readings of consumption
  • transcultural identities
  • activism
  • varying methods of consumption: digital, etc.
  • disability studies in culture
  • issues of feminism and womanism
  • cultures of non-consumption: asceticism
  • consumption vs. production