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WOMEN IN GERMAN
WOMEN IN GERMAN
Number 31
August 1983
EIGHTH ANNUAL WOMEN IN GERMAN CONFERENCE-RETREAT
STIMM€ SUCH-€N, STIMM€ FIND€N
October 13-16, 1983
Thompson's Island, Boston
Guest Author:
BARBARA FRISCHMUTH
Conference coordinator: Edith J. Waldstein (M.I.T.); Registration:
Horsley (U. Mass., Boston).
Thursday evening
Joey
October 13
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Arrival, registration, room assignment
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Buffet supper, social hour
8:00 - 10:00 pm
AUF DER SUCHE NACH EINER FEMINISTISCHEN GERMANISTIK:
ACHT JAHRE WOMEN IN GERMAN
Coordinator: Jeanette Clausen (IPFW).
A brief review of WiG's feminist history and goals, followed by small-group discussions for getting (re-)acquainted with WiG and each other.
October 14
Friday morning
8:30 am - breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 am
STIMME SUCHEN: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON
WORK FROM VARIOUS DISCIPLINES
Coordinator: Judith K. Jamieson (Providence ColI.)
Presenters: Edith J. Waldstein (M.I.T.)--Women's Public and Private Voices in the
German Romantic Salon; V. Joan Moessner (U. Alaska, Fairbanks)--Augusta EndersSchichanowsky: "Malweib," Miner, Madwoman; Ruth B. Bottigheimer (Princeton U.)-The Issue of Voicelessness in Grimms ' Kinder- und Hausmarchen; Judith K. Jamieson
(Providence Col1.)--A Visual Voice: The "Maternal Feminine" in Modersohn,
Kollwitz, and Zille.
11 : 45 - 1: 00 pm
Open for special interest group meetings, sports
activities or free time.
1 : 00 pm - lunch
2:
Friday afternoon
2:30 - 4:30 pm
FINDING A VOICE IN THE PROFESSION
(tentative program)
Jeannine Blackwell (Michigan State U.) and Irmgard Taylor (SUNY/
Coordinators:
Cortland) .
Presenters: Marlene Heinemann (U. Wyoming)--Teaching the German Letter "G":
Discussing Gender Roles and Sexual Choice in the Classroom; Irmgard Taylor
(SUNY/Cortland)--Stimme suchen: In der Universitatsverwaltung; Helga Kraft
(U. Florida), Martha Wallach (U. Wisconsin/Green Bay), Dagmar Lorenz (Ohio State
U.), Jeanette Clausen (IPFW)--Four Perspectives on Finding a Voice in Germany:
Thoughts on the Hamburg Conference.
(See also Irmgard Taylor's questionnaire on public speaking at the end of this
newsletter.)
t
I
4:45 - 6:00 pm
Steering Committee Meeting
and free time
6:00 pm - dinner
Friday evening
7:30 - 9:30 pm
RAPE -- DENY IT A FUTURE:
Women only!
Women only!
A NEW APPROACH TO RAPE PREVENTION EDUCATION
Feminist rape prevention education exemplifies the conference motto "Stimme finden.1I
An overview of sexual violence and the scope and extent of rape and sexual assault
will be followed by discussion. This 2-hour workshop is planned to end on a
positive, empowering note. Follow-up workshop on Saturday.
LAST FERRY 10:00 pm
October 15
Saturday morning
Coordinators:
8:30 am - breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 am
FICTION, FANTASY AND FREEDOM:
TESTING THE LIMITS IN POST-WAR LITERATURE
Dagmar Lorenz (OSU) and Barbara D. Wright (U. Conn., Storrs).
Presenters: Sheila Johnson (Ohio State U.)--Fantasy as a Weapon: Irmtraud
Morgner's Amanda: Ein Hexenroman; Angelika Bammer (Vanderbilt U.)--A Species
Argument: Christa Reinig's Case for Women's Liberation; Sigrun O. Leonhard
(Carleton Coll.)--Negation and Utopie in Christa Wolfs Kein Ort. Nirgends;
Dagmar Lorenz (OSU)--Barbara Frischmuth; Leo Lensing (Wesleyan U.)--Ingeborg
Bachmann, Joseph Roth and the "Hapsburg Myth. 1I Presentations in German.
11:45 - 1 :00 pm
Open for special interest group meetings, sports
activities or free time.
1 : 00 pm - lunch
Saturday afternoon
2:30 - 4:30 pm
WIG BUSINESS AND PLANNING MEETING
For agenda items, and to contribute to the agenda, see tear-out sheet, p. 25.
3.
Saturday afternoon (cont.)
4:45 - 5:45 pm
UNLEARNING SILENCE:
A WORKSHOP ON VERBAL ASSERTIVENESS
Women only!
Women only!
A follow-up to Friday evening's session on rape prevention education, with a
focus on acquaintance rape and sexual harassment situations.
6:00 pm - dinner
Saturday evening
Coordinator:
7:30 - 9:30 pm
BARBARA FRISCHMUTH
Karen Achberger (St. Olaf Coll.)
Barbara Frischmuth will read from her work-in-progress, the novel Die Verkorperung. She will also share her views on the Christian mystics!Hf1degard
von Bingen and Theresa von Avila, and discuss the topic of occidental mysticism,
which is also germane to her novel. Discussion in German.
LAST FERRY 10:00 pm
October 16
Sunday morning
8:30 am - breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 am
LOST VOICES/NEW VOICES:
WOMEN'S POPULAR II TERATURE AND THE "CANON"
Coordinators: Dorothy Rosenberg (Colby ColI.) and Resa Dudovitz (U. Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign). Brief presentations followed by small group discussions.
10:45 - 12:00 pm
VIELE STIMMEN!
Coordinators: Edith J. Waldstein (M.I.T.) and Barbara D. Wright (U. Conn.).
Discussion of feelings, issues, problems and successes which have surfaced
during the conference.
Lunch
Ferries departing from Thompson's Island at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm.
*****
In addition to all of the above, we are planning a short program of feminist
entertainment, performed by WiG members, which will be added to the schedule
wherever we can fit it in. Not to be missed!
*****
Conference registration form at the end of this newsletter, pp. 23-24.
deadline is September 15, 1983.
Registration
*****
DON'T FORGET: Bring materials to the conference to share--new course outlines,
bibliographies, information about new and forthcoming publications, feminist
organizations and events and etc.! The October conference is our space for
networking and empowering each other. Everyone has something she can contribute-your knowledge is important to us all!
4.
BARBARA
FRISCItMUTIt
We were delighted when Barbara Frischmuth wrote that she would like to discuss
her ideas on women mystics with us. As Karen Achberger points out, this will
tie in well with last year's conference, when Luise Rinser read from her workin-progress, the "fifth gospel," relating the life of Christ according to
Maria Magdalena; it will also give us an opportunity to continue our discussion
of the pol itics of women's spiritual ity and of "Frauenmystik" that was begun in
1980 at the first Racine conference when Gabriele Strauch shared with us her
research on Mechthild von Magdeburg.
For WiG members who want to prepare for the meeting with Barbara Frischmuth,
Karen sent this selected bibliography.
I.
Major Works:
Trilogy:
Die Mystifikationen der Sophie Silber. Roman.
Residenz, 1973. dtv neue reihe 6311.
Amy oder die Metamor~hose.
dtv neue reihe 312.
Roman.
Kai und die Liebe zu den Model len.
dtv neue re i he 6313.
--19"8-'-.-
Salzburg:
Roman.
Salzburg:
Residenz, 1978.
Salzburg:
Residenz,
5.
BARBARA FRISCHMUTH
I.
Major Works:
Stories:
(continued)
Ruckkehr zum vorlaufigen Ausgangspunkt. Erzahlungen.
Residenz, 1973. dtv neue reihe 6339.
Haschen nach Wind. Erzahlungen.
dtv sonderreihe 5455.
Bindungen.
II.
Erzahlungen.
Salzburg:
Salzburg:
Salzburg:
Residenz, 1974.
Residenz, 1980.
dtv 10142.
Secondary literature:
Interviews:
General:
Bibliography:
"Die Macht neu verteilen, so da13 sie keine Gefahr mehr fur die
Welt bedeutet!" In: Ji.irgen Serke, Frauen Schreiben. Ein
neues Kapitel deutschsprachiger literatur. Hamburg: Stern,
1979, pp. 150-163.
"Weibliches BewuJ3tsein in Sprache umsetzen." In: Hilde
Schmolzer, Frau Sein und Schreiben. Osterreichische
SchriftstelTerTn~De7fnieren sich selbst. Vienna:
Osterreichischer Bundesverlag, ~, pp. 63-72.
KlG entry on Frischmuth (Stand 1.1.1982) by Ulrich Janetzki.
Jorun B. Johns. "Barbara Frischmuth: Eine Bibliographie
der Werke und der Sekundarliteratur bis Herbst 1980. 11 In:
Modern Austrian literature, Vol. 14, No.1 (1981), pp. 101128.
Remember that all of Frischmuth1s works that are currently in print are available
from Schoenhof1s Foreign Books, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Barbara Frischmuth1s (tentative) itinerary while in the U.S., arranged in
cooperation with the Austrian Institute, is:
Arrival in Boston, 11 October
WiG Conference, 13-16 October
Reading at U. Minnesota, 17 October
Reading at Ohio State U., 20 October
Reading at the "Deutsches Haus," Columbia U., 25 October
Reading at Princeton U., 26 October
Return to Vienna
Questions about this itinerary should be directed to Martha Wallach (U.
Wisconsin, Green Bay) or the Austrian Institute.
6.
THE HAMBURG CONFERENCE
The conference "Feministische Literaturwissenschaft: Zum Verhaltnis von Frauenbildern und Frauenl iteratur," held May 24-27 in Hamburg, was attended by over
300 women! -- The majority were from the FRG, but there were also participants
from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, England and the U.S. Morning sessions were
devoted to the presentation of formal papers; afternoon and evening sessions
consisted of Arbeitsgruppen for discussion of more narrowly defined topics
within the general framework of each morning's presentations. The conference
was superbly organized by Sigrid Weigel and Inge Stephan (U. Hamburg): Thesenpapiere for the Arbeitsgruppen were mailed to everyone registered prior to the
conference; a list of all participants was distributed at the conference;
coffee and snacks were provided during the ample breaks between sessions; a
wonderful women's carabet trio "Die Witwen" entertained us on Thursday evening-you get the idea. Sigrid's and Ingels resourcefulness also included on-the-spot
flexibility: when the discussion group "Frauen und Film" bogged down in frustration over the participants ' wildly diverse experiences and backgrounds in film
criticism, a showing of Ulrike Ottinger's Bildnis einer Trinkerin and a follow-up
discussion period were quickly arranged for the following day, much to the satisfaction of those who attended. Several of us who were able to be present in
Hamburg will report in more detail on the conference when we meet in October (see
conference schedule, p. 2). By relating our impressions and individual experiences,
we hope to be able to give you a sense of the intensity of it all, of the diverse
and often contradictory expectations and assumptions on the part of those
attending, and to communicate the significance of this first West German conference
on feminist literary research and criticism for our ongoing dialog on finding a
feminist voice in the profession.
According to the Rundbrief mailed by Sigrid and Inge in July, negotiations are
underway to publish the conference proceedings (formal papers and Thesenpapiere);
we hope to have an update on this by October also. A planning committee was
appointed to organize a second such conference for 1984; the contact address is:
Ursula Geitner, Interdisziplinare Frauenforschungsgruppe, Universitat Bielefeld,
Universitatsstr. 25, 4800 Bielefeld, FRG.
WIG PROJ€CTS
PROGRESS REPORTS
Textbook reviews. By now you should have received your copy of the WiG textbook
review special issue, which was mailed in May. If you are a very recent WiG member, you may not have received this mailing; if so, write to the newsletter
requesting it. OF COURSE, we welcome your comments on the reviews, and will do
our best to publish future reviews which this first effort might inspire you to
write. See "Letters," p. 9, for one WiG member's reactions.
WiG Syllabi Project. Sydna (Bunny) Weiss and Sidonie Cassirer received a goodly
number of excellent syllabi for courses on women and German literature/culture
and have been working over the summer to edit and assemble a booklet, to be
distributed this fall. Bunny writes: "It l s breathtaking to see what marvelous
and original work feminists are doing!" --The booklet, when ready, will be
well worth waiting for, so try to be patient.
7.
WIG PROJECTS
PROGRESS REPORTS (continued)
WiG Yearbook. We were pleased with the responses to
with the planned Yearbook (March newsletter). Edith
to serve as co-editor; she and Marianne Burkhard met
rece ived and refereed so fflr (tha""k you to those who
papers), and will have a further progress report for
ference in Boston.
our call for assistance
Waldstein (MIT) volunteered
in July to discuss papers
vol unteered to referee
us at the October con-
ONGOING AND FUTURE PROJECTS
As you probably recall, a number of other projects were suggested at
October's conference (see the Nov. 1982 newsletter). Members of the
committee and sundry others have discussed the need to organize some
WiG's talent and energy to accomplish as many projects as possible.
some to think on; other suggestions are welcome.
last
steering
more of
Here are
1.
Translation. The availabil ity of works by German women authors in English
translation continues to be a problem. We have discovered that a number of
us, in our desperation, have simply sat down and translated texts to use In
our teaching, then tucked them into our files. We suspect that if we collected these translations, we would have the basis for at least one
anthology, perhaps more. One priority for an anthology of translated works,
it seems to us, would be a collection of lesbian literature (short prose,
novel excerpts, poetry). (Of the few German lesbian texts in English
translation, one--Verena Stefan's Shedding--is likely to be hard to obtain
because the publisher, Daughters Inc., has gone out of business.) Another
priority might be a collect ion of "older" (nineteenth century and earl ier)
women's writing; some of you may have other specific suggestions.
2.
Bibliography, book reviews, journal reviews, etc. We need to find ways to
help each other keep up with the ever-increasing number of feminist books,
articles and journals. (Isn't it nice to have this problem?) We would
like to publish more book reviews (brief ones!) and bibliographies in the
newsletter; it would also be good to have reviews of journal issues along
the lines of those publ ished in the GDR Bulletin (available from
Washington U., St. Louis).
3.
Conduct a new survey of German departments to determine the frequency of
course offerings on women and German literature, feminist criticism, etc.;
resources and support for feminist research; faculty qualified to teach
women's literature/feminist theory, and so on. (In other words, produce a
sort of "Everywoman's Guide to German Departments.") Monatshefte published
the (rather meager) results of a survey on "Womenls Studies and Germanistik"
in 1978, and might be willing to publish an update; probably they would
also make their mailing list available to us If we decide to do this.
Now then. What are your interests and needs, and what are you able/willing to
do to help? Concretely, how much time could you spend working for WiG during
~ the coming year? One day each semester? Two? One day a month? More? Please
~ think about this, and let us know how you'd like to contribute; volunteer your
time, expertise and suggestions on the tear-out page (po 25 of this newsletter)
and return it to Jeannine Blackwell. Many thanks.
8.
ANNOUNC€M€NTS
~
WiG Chapter
~
New York
Gesine Worm, librarian at the New York Goethe House and new member of WiG,
has offered her support in founding a NEW YORK WIG CHAPTER.
We are inviting all the women in the area to our first meeting on Wednesday,
September 21, at 6:00 pm at the Goethe House Library. Join us for a discussion of aims and functions.
The Goethe House is located at 1014 Fifth Avenue, between 82nd and 83rd Streets.
For more information, call Gesine Worm at 744-8310, or Marianne Goldscheider at
388-2693.
*****
WIGS ON THE MOVE
Here are the new locations of several WiG members who have changed or acquired
jobs. Congratulations to them!
Konstanze Baumer, Syracuse U., Syracuse, NY
13210.
Angelika Bammer, Vanderbilt U., Nashville, TN
37253.
Gerlinde Geiger, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063.
Marlene Heinemann, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 82071.
Patricia Herminghouse, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics,
U. Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.
Biddy Martin, Cornell U., Ithaca, NY
14853.
Dorothy Rosenberg, Colby College, Waterville, ME
04901.
Also, Susan Cocalis has at long last returned, from Berlin to U. Mass., Amherst.
Bunny Weiss has a visiting appointment (one year) at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie,
NY, 12601. Miriam Frank has been in New York for some months, living in a
German-speaking neighborhood, doing research on women in unions and teaching, in
Humanities and Adult Education, as an adjunct faculty member at NYU.
BY THE WAY
. I can only announce relocations that come to my attention, so
if you're moving--permanently or temporarily--please LET WIG KNOW.
*****
LOST WIGGlE
Does anyone know the current address of Pat Russian? Word has it that Pat has
a baby daughter, and we would like to hear from her (them).
9.
LETTERS
Letters from WiG members are always welcome and appreciated, whether they get
published in the newsletter or not. Here are a few excerpts from letters
received during the past several months, for your collective enjoyment,
inspiration, indignation, or action, as appropriate.
From Charlotte Smith, Seattle: "Enclosed is a gift subscription for a friend
(Germanistin) . . . The last newsletter, which ,I just received, gave me the
usual I ift and reminded me that I am not alone. Thanks . . . "
From Renate Delphendahl, Orono, ME: "I myself am very impressed with the good
work you and the dedicated others have done. I can now see that we will constitute a network of women who can help each other. After the Boston conference
of 1982 I gave a one-hour seminar on my campus reporting on the highlights of
the meeting and the audience was impressed with what WiG has been doing. I
got questions on which of Luise Rinser's works are available in English, and
the idea of how women are portrayed in fairy tales sparked quite a discussion .
. Even though no colleague from my department came to my talk, there were
about 35 faculty members from English and Speech and other departments who were
interested to find out about WiG."
From a new student member: . . . "How sad that as an undergrad I was taught
only male authors, analysis, criticism--with the feminist approach . . . or
German women authors de-emphasized. I learned from the History Dept. that
[a WiG member} studied [at
University} -- I had never heard this and in
fact when I told a German professor I was curious about [her}, he asked me if
I intended to be a radical feminist. So it seems they resent this if it is
more than just innocent scholarship that doesn't intend to change things.
I am excited to have learned of your existence and I'm very hopeful about
participating in the organization in the future . . . I will also pass on all
information to as many people as possible." (names withheld by editor).
From Mary M. El-Beheri, President, Texas Chapter AATG, San Antonio, TX: "In
reading the Women in German Textbook Reviews, I was impressed with the thoroughness of the reviewers and would like to know why books used in high school
German programs were not reviewed. This is needed, especially in states like
Texas, where millions of dollars are spent by the state for the textbooks,
which are literally chosen by a state committee . . • . If, in fact, WiG wants
to have among its membership high school teachers of German, then please consider directing something of interest to us. There are feminists among us and
we are a very large segment of the teachers of German . . . Keep up the good
work. Hope to attend the WiG business meeting in San Francisco." (ed. note:
Textbook reviewing will be discussed at the October conference in Boston.
The San Francisco AATG Meeting might be a good place to recruit people to
review high school textbooks. Meanwhile, anyone interested in reviewing any
German textbook from a feminist perspective should let WiG know.)
10.
AATG 1983
Women in German has arranged two sessions, one pedagogical and one literary, on
the topic Women and Peace for the 1983 AATG Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The
sessions are scheduled for 2:45 - 6:00 pm on Friday, 25 November. A business
meeting will follow the literary session.
2:45 - 4:15 pm
TEACHING ABOUT WOMEN AND PEACE
Moderators: Helga W. Kraft CU. Florida, Gainesville) and Richard Johnson (Indiana
U.-Purdue U., Fort Wayne).
Presenters: Barbara F. Hyams (U. Tulsa, OK)--Images of Women and Peace in the New
German Cinema; Kathryn Strachota {Stanford U.)--Women in the Military; Sydna Stern
Weiss (Hamilton Coll., Clinton, NY}--A Teaching Module: Women and Peace.
4:15 - 5:45 pm
WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND PEACE
Moderators: Edith Potter (Scripps Coll., Claremont, CAl and Jorun B. Johns
(California State Coll., San Bernardino).
Presenters: Irmgard Hunt (Texas Tech. U., Lubbock)--Frauen fur Frieden: Gedichte,
Schilderungen, Reflexionen; Myra N. Love CU. California, Berkeley}--Christa Wolf:
Literatur heute muss Friedensforschung sein; Edna H. Spitz {Stanford U.}--Bertha
von Suttner, Champion for Peace: "Lay Down Your Arms. Tell that to Many, Many ... ;"
Dagmar Lorenz (Ohio State U.}--Else Lasker-Schuler and Her Pacifist Ideas.
MlA 1983
Besides the two sessions on Women and Literary History agreed on last year for the
1983 MLA Convention in New York, WiG members have arranged and/or are participating
in several other sessions at the meeting. Also, this year WiG is co-sponsoring a
cash bar with the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages--the better to network
with other feminists in the profession. See you at some or all of the following:
INGEBORG BACHMANN
Tuesday, 27 December, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Chelsea B, Sheraton
THE POET AND THE POEM:
RACE, SEX AND LANGUAGE IN INGEBORG BACHMANN
Presiding:
Karen Achberger (St. Olaf Coll.).
Presenters: Sara Lennox CU. Mass., Amherst}--IIDie WeiSen, sie sollen verflucht sein:"
Gender, Race and History in Ingeborg Bachmann; Helen Fehervary {Ohio State U.}--A
Terrible Euphoria: Ingeborg Bachmann and Ulrike Meinhof; Sigrid Weigel (U. Hamburg)-Die Utopie hinter der Wand: die weibliche Perspektive in Ingeborg Bachmanns Prosa.
Respondent:
Renate Voris (U. Virginia).
11.
MLA 1983 (continued)
WOMEN AND LITERARY HISTORY
1.
Tuesday, 27 December, 9:00 - 10:15 pm, Senate, Sheraton
WOMEN MAKING LITERARY HISTORY:
THE NEW GENERATION OF WOMEN WRITERS IN THE GDR
Presiding: Renate Delphendahl (U. Maine, Orono) and Patricia Herminghouse (U.
Rochester).
Presenters: Gudrun Brokoph-Mauch (St. Lawrence U.)--The Year 1974: Laying the
Foundation for the New Generation; Dorothy Rosenberg (Colby Coll.)--The Third Wave:
New Women Writers and Women's Issues in the GDR; Elisabeth Nations (Augustana Coll.,
Illinois)--I = Myself: Women Taking Hold of Their Lives; Jeanette Clausen (Indiana
U.-Purdue U., Fort Wayne)--"Weil es nicht selbstverstandlich ist:" Abortion
Experiences in Recent Fiction by GDR Women Writers.
2.
Wednesday, 28 December, 12:00 - 1:15 pm, Commonwealth, Sheraton
FEMINIST RE-VISIONS
OF GERMAN LITERARY HISTORY
Presiding:
Sieglinde Lug (U. Denver) and Barbara Becker-Cantarino (U. Texas).
Presenters: Joan Reutershan (New York U.)--Working Class Women Writers in
Wilhelmine Germany and the Literary Canon; Julie Prandi (Columbia U.)--Methodolog i ca 1 Cons i derat ions toward a New II Image" of Women in Li terary History;
Jeannine Blackwell (Michigan State U.)--Deconstructing the Canon.
The program will conclude with a brief business meeting.
FEMINIST TEACHING
The MLA Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession is sponsoring the following workshop coordinated by Barbara Wright; check MLA program for time and place:
INTEGRATING WOMEN'S STUDIES INTO THE FL CURRICULUM:
NEW PROBLEMS, NEW SOLUTIONS
Presiding: Barbara Wright (U. Conn., Storrs); Keynote speaker: Florence Howe (The
Feminist Press). Panelists will speak on teaching and teaching materials for
several languages.
KAFKA CENTENNIAL
The program arranged by the Kafka Society for the 100th anniversary of Kafka's
birth includes the following workshop (check MLA program for time and place):
FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON KAFKA:
FOCUS ON "DAS URTE I L. "
Presiding: Evelyn T. Beck (U. Wisconsin, Madison). Panelists: Angelika Bammer
(Vanderbilt U.); Jeanette Clausen (IPFW); Helen Fehervary (Ohio State U.) .
12.
CAllS FOR PAP€RS
For NEMLA, March 29-31, 1984 in Philadelphia, Renate Delphendahl is planning
a session on Alienation ~ Kafka's Fiction. Send 7-8 page papers by Sept. 15
to: Renate Delphendahl, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Classics, Univ. of
Maine, Orono, ME 04469.
*****
The Women's Studies Quarterly has issued a call for papers for special issues
coming in 1983 and 1984:
for winter 1983:
Teaching About Mothering/Motherhood
(Deadline for submissions: 1 August 1983)
for spring 1984:
Teaching About Women and Peace, Militarism, Women and
the Military (Deadline for submissions: 1 October 1983)
for fall 1984:
Teaching About Sexuality and Reproduction
(Deadline for submissions: 1 December 1983)
The editors of WSQ wish to offer a nucleus of teaching materials around themes
central to women's studies. They are seeking essays, as well as model course
syllabi, key bibliographies, or reviews of clusters of books essential for the
classroom. Essays may focus on pedagogy, on students' responses, on curricular
design, or on particular aspects of the central themes, e.g., with regard to
"Teaching About Mothering/Motherhood," they are interested in essays on teaching
about such topics as mother/daughter relationships, single mothers, lesbian
mothers, or mothers with particular racial or ethnic identities. Essays written
from a single disciplinary perspective are welcome, as are those from an interdisciplinary perspective, and essays related to teaching on the preK - 12 level
and in community as well as campus settings.
Address: Florence Howe, Editor. Women's Studies Quarterly, The Feminist Press,
Box 334, Old Westbury, NY 11568.
--Don't you think it's time we got
WSQ is interested in international
publiShed each year in addition to
and ordering information, write to
some things about German into this journal?
feminism; two international supplements are
the four regular issues. For subscription
the above address.
*****
Helaine Victoria Press ~
CALL FOR RESEARCH
Helaine Victoria Press, publishers of postcards on women
in history, announced a call for "postcard manuscripts"
at the National Women's Studies Conference in Columbus,
Ohio, June 26-30.
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13.
HELAINE VICTORIA PRESS -- CALL FOR RESEARCH (continued)
"We need scholars, students, and other writers to submit pictures and information
on women in history to develop into new postcards," Jocelyn Cohen, co-director
of the Press said. "We are celebrating our Tenth Anniversary by expanding our
production of cards and we need help to do it. We're especially interested in
original source material, but do use secondary sources also."
The researcher will be credited on the card and will receive 100 first-run copies
in appreciation for the work. Helaine Victoria Press is a non-profit educational
organization which has printed and sold more than 100,000 postcards in the last
ten years.
"A postcard is first of all an exciting clear photograph," Nancy Poore, codirector of the Press said. "Concerning the text on the back, we want researchers
to write a caption which further relates the picture to the subject. Specific
historic details and accuracy are essential. The maximum length is about 190
words." The Press will take the researcher's text as a guide to write the actual
caption. They also need a write-up about the woman or event, three to ten pages
long, perhaps a research paper or article especially written for the Press to
back-up the caption and to keep in the research files, and a short bibliography
on the woman or event. Bibliographies will be available with the cards for
teachers and others who want to read more about each subject.
The Press needs postcard manuscripts for the next two to three year's publishing
schedule. They plan four sets of cards on the following subjects: 1. Latin
American and Hispanic Women in Politics, Culture and Change i.e. revolutionary
activity, art and folk art, music and literature. 2. Haymarket Riot 100 Year
Commemorative Set, focusing on the contributions of women to the struggle of
organized labor in the U.S. from 1886 to 1986, particularly events involving
immigrant, minority and rural working women. 3. Women's Brigades and Auxiliaries - worldwide history of women organizing their own special groups,
usually within a larger movement--for example, Women's Russian Brigade of Death,
the Pullman Porters Ladies' Auxiliary. 4. Political Action by Minority Women
in the U.S. in such causes as civil rights, women's liberation, environmental
concerns, and peace. The publishers also plan a fifth set of cards centered on
a theme suggested by researchers' contributions.
For those not familiar with Helaine Victoria postcards, or who do not know which
women have already been portrayed in cards, you may get the new catalog and two
sample cards by sending $1 to Helaine Victoria Press, 4080 Dynasty Lane,
Martinsville, IN 46151. Writers, researchers, historians--everyone interested-are invited to a Ten Year Retrospective of Helaine Victoria Press at Indiana
University in Bloomington from October 1 to 22 in the Fine Arts Building.
Please do not send original photographs. Send a good glossy print or even a
xerox copy. If your idea can be used by the Press, they will get in touch with
you about the original. Helaine Victoria Press will use as many of the postcard
manuscripts as are suitable and as they can afford to publish. A special campaign
to raise money to publish the cards is underway. All materials received will be
acknowledged, but not returned as the material will be filed for possible future
use. Where more than one person submits similar material Helaine Victoria will
take from each and credit all.
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HELAINE VICTORIA PRESS -- CALL FOR RESEARCH (continued)
--There you are, folks--send Helaine Victoria some German, German-Jewish,
German-American, German-whoever women for this wonderful new project. (P.S.
They already have a postcard of Rosa Luxemburg and Clara Zetkin.)
*****
NEW JOURNALS
FEMINISTISCHE STUDIEN is a new interdisciplinary journal similar to Signs. It
can be ordered by writing to Verlag Beltz & Co., Postfach 2346, Ch-4002 Basel,
Switzerland. (Subscription DM35/year; single copy DM20 plus postage.) A
review of the first issue of Feministische Studien (Nov. 1982) by Theresia
Sauter-Bailliet appeared in "Feminist Forum," the newsletter of Women's Studies
International Forum, Vol. 6, No.2 (1983), pp. vi-viii. The address of WSIF is:
(for North America) Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523, or (outside North
America) Headington Hill Hall, Oxford, OX3 OBW England.
(Incidentally, who out there would like to review subsequent issues of
Feministische Studien for the WiG newsletter?)
*****
The first issue of FEMINIST TEACHER is in preparation. This journal will
regularly address the situation and problems of feminist teachers. For the
first issue, essays or narratives about experiences in feminist teaching, and
article-length manuscripts addressing the issues of feminist teaching within
a historical. methodological, or pedagogical context were collected (deadline
was August 1, 1983). For information. write to: Feminist Teacher Editorial
Collective. Dept. of English, Ballantine Hall 442. Indiana U., Bloomington,
IN 47401.
THE WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS
A new book review periodical began publication this summer. Conceived and
planned by women currently teaching in Boston-area colleges and universities,
The Women's Review of Books will be a monthly newspaper-format publication.
Our intention is to~elp solve a problem which many of us (both in the academic
world and outside it) are increasingly aware of: that is, the fast-growing
body of writing. both general-interest and scholarly, which has been one result
of the contemporary women's movement, receives a disproportionately small share
of attention in the established book review periodicals and in the media generally. Keeping up with writing in the great variety of fields that feminist
readers are typically interested in--from fiction to philosophy, anthropology
to art, political science to poetry--gets harder every year, and the existing
feminist magazines and newspapers can only partly respond to that need.
The Women's Review of Books will do something to remedy this situation. Starting
with a small pilot TSsue in June 1983, then, every month from next October onward,
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NEW JOURNALS
THE WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS (continued)
we will publish a 20-page issue containing eight to ten substantial in-depth
reviews of recently published books by and/or about women, both academic and
general-interest in nature. The reviewing staff and editorial board will be
composed of well-known and respected feminist writers working in all fields,
both in and outside academia.
The kind of books we expect to review include: feminist writing in all fields,
both general-interest and academic women's studies, as well as autobiography,
fiction and poetry by women, especially those whose writing focuses on
identifiably feminist concerns. We will also, from time to time, look at a
variety of other kinds of work of interest to our audience. These could
include, for example, textbooks and children's books, especially the conspicuously sexist and the conspicuously non-sexist, and misogynistic or homophobic books which attract particular attention or praise in the "male" media.
We also plan occasional longer retrospective "review essays" focusing, for
example, on trends in a particular area of Womenls Studies, on the work of one
poet or fiction writer, on the feminist writing within one ethnic or religious
group, and so on.
For all of this to become a reality, we need support. We urge all of you to
subscribe: our special pre-publication rate (up to September 1st 1983) is
$9.00 for 12 issues plus the pilot issue; thereafter the subscription rate is
$12 for individuals and $25 for institutions. In addition to subscription
income, we also need (tax-deductible) donations to help us pay our start-up
costs. For those with the resources, we offer a lifetime subscription for
$200; but anything you want to give will help us reach our goal.
li nda Ga rd i ner
Editor
Donations and subscriptions should be sent to: Linda Gardiner, Dept. FP,
THE WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS, 18 Norfolk Terrace, Wellesley, MA 02181.
(N.B.:
I have seen the June 1983 pilot issue, and it is very good.
nJC.)
DISSERTATIONS AND BOOKS
Jeannine Blackwell IS dissertation is available in softcopy/hardcopy from
Univ. Microfilms, Diss. Abstracts Publication No. A-DG83-07995:
Blackwell, L. Jeannine. Bildungsroman mit Dame: The Heroine ~ the
German Bildungsroman from 1770 to 1900. University Microfilms International, 300 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. (1982). Published
on demand by University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
U.S.A./London, England.
The major authors and works discussed are: Sophie von LaRoche, Geschichte des
Frauleins von Sternheim; Friederike Helene Unger, Julchen Grunthal; Johanna
Schopenhauer, Gabriele; Therese Huber, Hannah, der Herrnhuterin Deborah Findling;
16.
DISSERTATIONS AND BOOKS (continued)
Karl Gutzkow, Wally die Zweiflerin; Fanny Lewald, Jenny; Wilhelmine von
Hillern, Ein Arzt der Seele; Theodor Fontane, Mathilde Mohring; Gabriele Reuter,
Aus guter Familie. The diss. also has a 25-page bibliography.
*****
Helga Meise, IIDie Unschuld und die Schrift.11 Deutsche Frauenromane im 18.
Jahrhundert. Marburg: Verlag Guttandin und Hoppe, 1983.
------II . . . die literarische Gattung des Romans lerweist sichl als Moglichkeit, die
Anstrengungen zur Normierung der Frauen zu unterlaufen. Der Roman stellt einen
anderen Raum dar, sowohl was seine Produktion angeht (die Frau am Schreibtisch
ist wo-anders!) als auch was die Welt angeht, die er entwirft. Indiz dafur
ist das Bewu3tsein, mit dem Heldinnen und, auf einer anderen Ebene, Autorinnen
auf das Schreiben und das Produkt, den Roman, reflektieren. Die These von
einer ungebrochenen Propagierung der Idreifachen Bestimmung des Weibes,1 die in
der Frau als unschuldiger Heldin ihr Bild fande, la3t sich nicht halten. Das
ambivalente Verhaltnis der Frauen zum Roman--die moralisch-didaktische Darstellung weiblicher Identitat und die gleichzeitige Irritation dieser Entwurfe-begreift sich selbst als asthetische Praxis, die die gesellschaftliche Situation
der Frau thematisiert und ihre Chancen, literarisch zu arbeiten, Fiktionen zu
entwerfen. Die Spuren dieser Problematik durchzlehen die Frauenromane des 18.
Jahrhunderts: Die Schrift, Raum des Schreibens, erhebt Einspruch gegen die
Unschuld als umfassendes Modell burgerlicher Weiblichkeit." (quoted from
Helga Meise, IIThesen uber die literarische Produktion von Frauen im 18.
Jahrhundert--am Beispiel I Romani ,II p. 4.)
*****
Totgeschwiegen. Texte ~ Situation der Frau ~ Osterreich ~ 1880 bis ~
die Zwischenkriegszeit. Hsg. Sigrid Schmid und Hanna Schnedl. Osterreichischer
Bundesverlag, September 1983. (S248.--; DM34.80).
IIS chriftstellerinnen des ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts set zen
sich mit dem Alltag von Frauen verschiedener Herkunft auseinander, machen deren
Zwange und Konfliktsituationen deutlich. Fur die Auswahl der Texte war vor
allem die Authentizitat, mit der historische Realitaten dargestellt wurden,
ma3gebend, nicht der Bekanntheitsgrad der Autorinnen. 11
*****
Dal Salatto al Part ito. Scrittrici tedesche tra ~ rivoluzione borghese ~
di voto (1848). Ed. Lia Secci. Milano: Savelli Editori, 1981.
~diritto
In Italian.
Description of contents not available.
*****
WiG received a complimentary copy of Angelika Mechtells new novel Gott und die
Liedermacherin (Munchen: Paul List Verlag, 1983). The descriptiorlC>r1 the--back cover says:
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DISSERTATIONS AND BOOKS (continued)
"Respektlos erotische Kabinettstuckchen weiblicher Phantasie sind die
Geschichten der Liedermacherin, die sie wahrend ihrer Tournee durch die USA
den Zuhorern prasentiert. Statt Lieder zu singen, wie es vertraglich vereinbart war, beginnt sie angesichts der wachsenden Gefahr einer nuklearen
Vernichtung ihres Heimatkontinents Europa Geschichten gegen Gott und die
Welt der Manner zu erzahlen, wie Scheherazade erzahlt hat, um den Sultan yom
Toten abzubringen. Das Schicksal der Liedermacherin verlauft allerdings
anders als das der Scheherazade: als sie in die Bundesrepublik zuruckkehrt,
wird ihr der Prozess gemacht. Die Anklage lautet auf 'obszone Verunglimpfung
mann 1 i cher Werte. III
(By an interesting coincidence, the USA-tour takes place in the fall of 1981,
the year that Angelika Mechtel herself toured the US--and attended a WiG
conference.)
--If someone would like to review this book for a future issue of the WiG
newsletter, write and I will send -it to you.
*****
Irmgard Elsner Hunt, Mutter und Muttermythos in Gunter Grass' Roman DER BUTT.
Frankfurt/M., Bern, 1983. 235 S. Europaische-Hochschulschriften: Reih~
Deutsche Sprache und Literatur. Bd. 647. (sFr. 61.--).
"Die vorliegende Studie bietet eine Analyse der Frauengestalten in Gunter
Grass' Roman, Der Butt. Das Wunschbild der Frau als Mutter weist auf einen
Muttermythos, der das Geschlechterverhaltnis der Vergangenheit kennzeichnet
und das der Gegenwart elegisch darstellt. Der offenendige Roman deutet eine
utopische, doch unformulierte Hoffnung an, die der Autor in die Frau legt,
da in seiner Sicht die patriarchalische Gesellschaft gefehlt hat. Fur die
Zukunft ergeben sich m5gliche Ansatze zur erforderlichen Uberwindung des
Muttermythos."
Aus dem Inhalt: Allgemeine EinfGhrung in den 'Butt'--Analyse der Frauengestalten--Problematik der Geschlechterverhaltnisse--Der Muttermythos und
seine Uberwindung."
* '* * * *
FORTHCOMING: German Women in the Nineteenth Century:
ed. John C. Fout (Homes and~eier, 1984).
A Social History,
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
1.
"Current Research on German Women's History," by John C. Fout.
2.
"Enlightened Reforms and Bavarian Girls' Education:, Tradition through
Innovation," by Joanne Schneider.
3.
"Hannah Arendt's Rahel Varnhagen," by Deborah Hertz.
18.
DISSERTATIONS AND BOOKS (continued)
4.
"Henriette Schleiermacher:
E. Jensen.
5.
6.
"The Reading Habits of Women in the Vormarz," by Renate Mohrmann.
"Prelude to Consciousness: Amalie Sieveking and the Female Association
for the Care of the Poor and Sick," by Catherine M. Prelinger.
7.
"Female Political Opposition in Pre 1848 Germany.
Zitz-Halein," by Stanley Zucker.
8.
"German Women Writers and the Revolution of 1848," by Lia Secci.
9·
"Self-Conscious Histories: Biographies of German Women in the Nineteenth
Century," by Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres.
10.
"Growing Up Female in the Nineteenth Century," by Juliane Jacobi-Dittrich.
11.
"The Radical ization of Lily Braun," by Alfred G. Meyer.
12.
"The Impact of Agrarian Change on Women's Work and Child Care in Early
Nineteenth Century Prussia," by W. R. Lee.
13.
"Domestic Industry--A Refutation of the Stereotypic Image of German
Industrialization," by Barbara Franzoi.
"Social Insurance and the Family Work of Oberlausitz Houseweavers in the
Late Nineteenth Century," by Jean H. Quataert.
14.
A Woman in a Traditional Role," by Gwendolyn
The Role of Kathinka
15.
"The Woman's Role in the German Working-Class Family in the 1890's:
the Perspective of Women's Autobiographies," by John C. Fout.
From
16.
"Women Under Medical Control: Health Propaganda and the Discipline of
the Working-Class Family in Imperial Germany," by Ute Frevert.
17.
"The Female Victim: Homicide and Women in Imperial Germany," by Randolph
E. Bergstrom and Eric A. Johnson.
18.
"An English Language Bibliography on the History of Women," by John C. Fout.
*****
Forthcoming in the Fischer series "Die Frau in der Gesellschaft": Maria Wagner,
Mathilde Franziska Anneke (Letters and documents of her life, with analysis and
commentary by Maria Wagner).
SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES
Beitrage ~ feministischen Theorie und Praxis (the journal of the association
"Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung und Praxis fur Frauen e.V.") has devoted
issue No.8 (spring 1983) to the theme "Gegen welchen Krieg--fur we1chen
Frieden." There is a review of this issue in Feminist Forum, the newsletter of
Women's Studies International Forum Vol. 6, No.3 {1983}, p. xiii. Gegen
welchen Krieg--fur welchen Frieden is available for DM14.- (Yearly subscription
DM38.-) from: Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung und Praxis fur Frauen,
JGlicherstr. 22,5000 Koln 1, FRG.
*****
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SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES (continued)
A special journal issue on East German women writers is available from the
association "Centro Studi Donna Woman Femme,1I Viale Angelico 301,00195 Roma,
Italy. Articles in Italian, summaries in French and English.
donnawomanfemme
QUADERNI DI STUDI INTERNAZIONALI SULLA DONNA
N. 18 - Autunno 1981
CIEU DIVISI
Le scrittrici della Germania Orientale
50mmario
3 Editoriale
7 Vita e avventure della trobadora Beatriz secondo
Ie testimonianze della sua musicante Laura, di
Irmtraud Morgner
17 Leggere e scrivere, di Christa Wolf
31 «L'officina» di Anna Seghers e l'elaborazione dell'eredita culturale: un colloquio con Christa Wolf,
a cura di Antonella Gargano
43 L'ombra di un sogno. Cronaca di una lettura, di
Vanda Perretta
49 La questione femminile nella letteratura della Repubblica Democratica Tedesca: temi e tendenze,
di Lia Secci
61 Per una teo ria della dissonanza: la Mutazione di
Christa Wolf, di Anna Chiarloni Pegoraro
73 Modelli di scrittura: tra autobiografia ed immaginaria, di Antonella Gargano
85 Maxie Wander e la letteratura documentaria, di
Christine Wolter
95 La letteratura femminile degli anni '70 nella Germania Orientale, di Eva Kaufmann
FOil! I
103 Le lettere di Stella Browne a «The Freewoman»
di Elisabetta Molinari
'
,':
-.',
117 Recensioni e schede dllettura
124 Libri e rivisle ricevutl
127 Resumes/Abstracts
131 Avvim
20.
TlttS IS N€WS?
The Hamburg conference ended late on the afternoon of May 27 with a press conference. Ten or so reporters were present; one of them a man. The item below
was sent to WiG by Joan Moessner; though she didn't say what newspaper it's from,
it seems very likely to have been written by said male reporter, who claimed to
be from "Die Welt. 11 --While the writer's attitude isn't exactly news to us, it
does remind us, should we be so distracted as to forget, of what welre up against.
Feminism us
in Bohmen
da - Palmstrom reiste einmal in
ein bOhmisehes Dorf: HUnverstiindlieh blieb ibm alles dart,
von dem ersten bis zum letzten
Wort." Das war ihm ein Erlebnis
"vall von Honig". Am Freitag beschloll eine UniversiUitsgruppe
ihre Tagung uber ..Feministisehe
Literaturwissenschaft" mit einer
Pressekonferenz. Die Wissenschaftlerinnen aus sechs Landem
untersuehten die Rolle der Frau
in der deutsehen Literatur der
letzten drei Jahrhunderte. Emilia
Gaiotti - das ist die jugendliehe
Unsehuld, die durch ihre angeborene Verfiihrungskraft eben doch
schuldig ist in den Augen der
Manner; in ihr wird die Reinheit
zum Fetisch. Mull man feministisch sein, um darauf zu kommen? Hingegen Ingeborg Bachmann - verkannt ist sie von
mannliehen Kritikem; ihre Texte
konnen von Miinnem nieht entsehliisselt werden, nur weibliches Denken ermog!ieht den
riehtigen Zugang.
Mit einer provokanten Frage
( •Wer war der griiBte LiteraturMacho?") wird nur Laeheln geemtet - es sind die gesellsehaftlichen Gegebenheiten, die die
Manner so denken lassen. Eine
Wissenschaft entdeckt, dall Literatur ex tunc von den beiden Geschlechtem verschieden aufgenommen wird, ja, ihnen etwas
Verschiedenes bedeuten mull.
Anders als rur Palmstrom ist dies
nieht sull, sondem bitter, vor allem, wenn das, was rur Literatur
gilt, rur Pressekonferenzen nieht
gelten solL
Montag, 30. Mai 1983
NO COMM€NT ...
5
Eigentlich ist das Wort konservativ ganz leicht zu definieren.
Konservativ sein bedeutet an alten Gewohnheiten ° festhalten o •
Militars von der alten Schule gelten O zum Beispiel als konservativ,
weil Tradition und Gehorsam 0 fUr sie eine sehr wichtige Rolle
spielen. Christlich orientierte Menschen und Frauen gel ten oft als
konservativ, denn auch sie - so glauben viele - wollen an alten
Gewohnheiten festhalten.
customs I cling to
are regarded
obedience
From: Gunther Bicknese. Hier und Heute. Lesen leicht gemacht. {Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1983r:-p.--l-.
(Item sent by Helga Kraft.)
21.
AND IT GOES ON . . .
Item from the DAAD-Letter (Bonn:
by Barbara Kaltz.
DAAD) , No.2, June 1983, p. 21, sent to WiG
Frankfurt
Vorlesungen nur fUr Frauen
Die Initiative einiger Frauen an der Universitat Frankfurt loste im vergangenen
Semester erregte Diskussionen aus. Das
"Frauenplenum", eine lockere Vereinigung von Studentinnen - vor al1em der
Sozio logie, Polito logie, Padagogik und
Germanistik -, die unter anderem in
Arbeitsgruppen regelmaBig uni-spezifische und alIgemeine Frauenfragen
gemeinsam diskutieren, ktindigte eine
Ringvorlesung tiber zwei Semester an.
Nicht das Thema "Feministische Wissenschaft" war es, an dem sich die Gemtiter
erhitzten, sondem der Hinweis in der
Anktindigung: "Nur fUr Frauen".
In der LeserbriefspaIte der Universitatszeitschrift wurde der Disput ofTen ausgetragen. "Es ist dies, meines Wissens
nach, die erste wissenschaftliche Veranstaltung an der Universitiit· rrankfurt
seit 1945, von der eine bestimmte Gruppe
von Universitatsmitgliedem - gekennzeiehnet durch unveranderte physiologische Merkmale - von der Teilnahme
ausgeschlossen wurde", schrcibt ein
Professor der Gesellschaftswissenschaften
und nennt das Verbot "widerrechtlich".
Ein anderer, Professor der Mathematik,
erinnert direkt an den AusschluB der
Juden von der Wissenschaft irn Dritten
Reich und zieht eine Verbindung zwischen "feministischer Wissenschaft" und
"deutscher Physik".
Ole Frankfurterinnen argumentieren
dagegen, daB Frauen dem "weiblichen
Ghetto" geselIschaftlicher Ungleichheit
nur entkommen konnten, wenn sie sich
"eigene
Diskussionszusammenhange
schafTen konnten". Manner seien dabei
"nieht aufgrund ihrer Geschlechtszugehorigkeit unerwtinscht, sondern wegen ihres
sozialen Urn gangs dam it".
Wilma Mohr, Assistentin am Fachbereich
Gesel1schaftswissenschaften mit gutem
Kontakt zum Frauenforum und aktiv an
den Ringvorlesungen beteiligt, wundert
sich tiber die Emporung der ausgeschlossenen Manner einerseits und ihr geringes
Interesse fUr die Frauenforschung andererseits. 1m Rahmen der offiziel1en Veranstaltungen des Fachbereichs hie It sie ein
Seminar ab tiber "Frauenarbeit und okonomisch-technischen Wandel". Von etwa
70 Teilnehmern waren nur vier Manner.
Urn frauenbezogene Themen wie dieses,
Themen der Wissenschaft, der Industriesozio logie, der Frauenbewegung wissenschaftlich behandeln zu konnen, hatten
sich die Frankfurterinnen seit langem urn
einen Lehrstuhl fUr Frauenforschung
bemuht. Die Professorinnenstelle wurde
jedoch kurzlich yom Hessischen Kultusminister abgelehnt Bemtihungen urn
Frauenforschung und Frauenstudium gibt
es auch an anderen Universitaten der Bundesrepublik. An der Freien Universitat
Berlin existiert seit zwei Jahren eine in der
Bundesrepublik einmalige "Zentraleinrichtung zur Forderung von Frauenforschung und Frauenstudien", deren
A ufgabc es ist, den Frauenaspekt in Lehre
und Forschung an der FU einzufUhren
und allsluballcn. In Bielefeld wurde im
vergangencn Wintersemester die "Interdiszipliniire Forschungsgruppe Frauenforschung" cingerichtet, die in der Bundesrepublik auch die erste ihrer Art ist.
Geplant sind Forschungsprojekte in den
Bereichcn "Geschlechtliche Arbeitsteilung und weibliche Erwerbstatigkeit",
"Weiblichc Bildung" und "Frauen und
Drittc Welt".
22.
N€WS
FlAS~!
Margot Schroeder writes that she has applied for a travel grant to visit the
u.S. and if it comes through, she and her friend Johanna Haake will attend the
October conference! They also want to visit San Francisco. If you would 1 ike
to see them while they're here, write to WiG for more information (Dept. of
Modern Foreign Languages, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN 46805).
****
*
Alexandra Busch (Hagerstr. 23, 0-4972 Lohne 1, West Germany) will write her
Examensarbeit on Djuna Barnes, and would like to correspond with other women
who have worked on this author. She is interested in issues of Barnesreception, where and in what context her works are taught, and recent trends
in Barnes-criticism.
**
***
Texas AATG Chapter
A committee of women from the Texas Chapter, AATG will sponsor a Tucholsky
sumposium on May 4-6, 1985, (the 50th year after his death), to be held at
the Goethe Institute, Houston. Paper proposals or inquiries may be sent to
the committee chair, Mary M. El-Beheri, Douglas MacArthur High School,
2923 Bitters Rd., San Antonio, TX 78217.
*****
DEPARTMENTAL SPONSORS
Departments which have joined WiG as sponsoring members are:
German Dept., U. Minnesota, Minneapolis.
German Dept., Ohio State U., Columbus.
Mod. For. Lang., Indiana U.-Purdue U., Fort Wayne.
The support of departmental members is appreciated.
*****
To everyone who sent material for this newsletter, many many thanks. Special
accolades and at least four cheers to Edith Waldstein, who sent all the conference information to me ~ time, and to Joey Horsley for again coordinating
registration.
By the way
. the ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE for material for the November 1983
newsletter is 1 November 1983. No exceptions! (I don't think.)
*****
Connie Munk typed, cut, pasted and above all cared about this newsletter.
Erin Clausen drew the illustrations on p. 19 and p. 20.
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23.
REGISTRATION FORM
Women in German Annual Conference
Thompson's Island, Boston, MA
Oct. 13-16, 1983
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for students and the unemployed. If you "technically" fall into one of those categories but have adequate outside income, please consider paying the "employed" rate-this will help WiG partially subsidize travel for those who must come long distances.
For childcare information, see over.
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Employed
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60.00
intend to spend the night(s) of Oct. 13
Island.
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14
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24.
Transportation Plans
I will a r rive
(day, time) by
I will depart -------________ (day, time) by
*
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*(Please indicate means, i.e., Airline Flight #, busline, Amtrack, car, etc.)
Please enclose a SASE for information regarding land/boat information.
---Please
travel
check if you are a student/unemployed and would like help covering your
expenses, especially for long-distance travel. Cost of round-trip
travel from your home to the conference: $
----(After all conference bills are paid, we will divide any remaining funds on a
percentage basis among those of you who request travel assistance. We very much
want to help those who need it, but unfortunately we can't guarantee that money
will be left after expenses or predict what percentage you may be reimbursed.
After the 1982 conference we were able to reimburse 8 people approximately 40%
of their expenses.)
I II.
Childcare: WiG will provide childcare at the conference but there is a charge for
room and board for children over 2 (same as student/unemployed rate, over). Please
include this in your registration calculations. {last year we were able to
reimburse part of this expense, but it cannot be guaranteed in advance.}
plan on bringing the following child (children) to the WiG conference:
1.
Name:
2.
Name:
Age
--Age _ __
Please check as appropriate:
Needs crib
Wi 11 share my room/bed (circle)
Needs own room/bed (circle)
Please note special needs or other relevant information:
IV.
Natural Foods Option: Although the conference center provides attractive vegetarian
menu choices, a natural foods option (vegetarian) may be available for a modest surcharge {$10 or less}, to be collected at the conference. If you choose this option,
please check below. We need to know in advance in order to provide enough food.
desire the natura 1 foods option for the following meals:
Oct. 13
supper
Oct. 14
breakfast
lunch
dinner
Oct. 15
breakfast
lunch
dinner
Oct. 16
breakfast
lunch
Please make your check out to "Women in German" and send it with this registration
form and stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Joey Horsley
19 Park lane
Jamaica Plain, MA
PLEASE NOTE:
02130
If you register after September 15, we must charge you a late registration
fee of $10.00.
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25.
WiG-Agenda. 1983-84
Name
---------------------------------------Address
Phone(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------
Please fill in
Blackwell by 1
meeting agenda
to participate
I.
any or all of the following items and send this sheet to Jeannine
October 1983. Jeannine will collate the responses for the WiG business
for the October conference. REMEMBER that you are welcome (even urged!)
in WiG planning whether you are able to attend the October meeting or not.
Nominations for WiG Steering Committee.
The six SC members serve staggered 3-year terms (see Nov. 1982 newsletter).
Please include name and address or affiliation; try to nominate from different
geographical areas. Also, be sure the woman you nominate is willing to serve.
1.
2.
I I.
Suggestions for 1984 WiG sessions. Indicate whether you are willing to organize
a session on the topic(s) you propose, and at which conference.
A.
B.
AATG 1984
MLA 1984
1.
(Pedagogy)
2.
(Literature)
1.
2.
C.
WiG conference (probably again in Boston in 1984; guest authors Irmtraud
Morgner and Helga Schutz).
3.
4.
1.
2.
D.
Suggested guest authors for future WiG conferences (please include brief bio
and list of the author's major works.
2.
1.
I I I.
WiG projects (see pp. 6-7).
A.
Amount of time you would be able to work on a WiG project during 1983-84:
B.
Project(s) you would most like to work on (indicate what you could do):
Mail to:
1.
Textbook reviewing
2.
Translation
3.
WiG Yearbook 1984 (editing, refereeing of papers, typing, etc.)
4.
Bibliography, book reviews, journal reviews, etc. (be specific).
5.
Other:
(use back of page for additional comments)
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Jeannine Blackwell, 316 Pinoak, East Lansing, MI
48823, by 1 October 1983.
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27.
SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIP
This is Newsletter 31.
Read your label and renew when numbers match.
31
Member, Ima WiG
Feminist University
Utopia, USA
Renew now, today, before you forget--sending out reminders is expensive and timeconsuming, not to mention boring.
Unlike most professional organizations, WOMEN IN GERMAN has not raised its rates
in the past several years. We are able to keep rates low for students and the
unemployed in part because of individual members who voluntarily pay the supporting
membership rate (see dues structure below). The support of German departments
which become departmental sponsors of WiG will, we hope, help us to expand our
efforts to publish and distribute our work. Membership/subscription money is used
to finance the WiG newsletter (three issues per year, March, August, November) and
to help cover expenses for the annual WiG conference and other projects or events.
Please fill out this section, detach and return with your payment in U.S. dollars
(check or money order made out to Women in German). Subscribers outside North
America: If you can afford to, please send a contribution in addition to the
amount specified for your membership category to help defray the cost of airmail
postage. Send membership form and payment to: WOMEN IN GERMAN, Dept. of Modern
Foreign languages, Indiana U.-Purdue U., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
New
student/unemployed
$ 3.00 for one year
$ 5.00 for two years
regular/employed
$ 7.00 fur one year
$12.00 for two years
individual supporting
members; libraries
$15.00 per year
departmental sponsors
$25.00 per year
Renewing
Please fill in address exactly as you wish it to appear on moiling label.
than four lines! Please type or print clearly.
Name
Address
Check if applicable:
change of address
No more
WOMEN IN GERMAN
Modern Foreign Languages
Indiana University - Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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