Feminist German Studies

Feminist German Studies

Edited by Alexandra Hill and Hester Baer

ISSN 2578-5206

eISSN 2578-5192

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Women in German Yearbook is now Feminist German Studies
Look for the new title beginning with Volume 34 (2018)
Feminist German Studies is a refereed publication presenting a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literature, culture, and language, including pedagogy. Reflecting the interdisciplinary perspectives that inform feminist German studies, each issue contains critical inquiries employing gender and other analytical categories to examine the work, history, life, literature, and arts of the German-speaking world.

The official journal of the Coalition of Women in German. Members receive subscriptions as a benefit of membership.

Table Of Contents

Volume 34 (2018)  read on Project MUSE   read on JSTOR


In Memoriam

Editors’ Introduction

The Path Not (Yet) Taken: Bettina von Arnim’s Ecological Vision in Her Romantic Fairy Tale “The Queen’s Son” 
Deborah Janson

Colonial Counternarratives in Therese Robinson’s Die Auswanderer 
Judith E. Martin

Objects and Objectification: Women and Technology in Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach’s Lotti, die Uhrmacherin and “Ein Original” 
Petra Watzke

Navigating Partnership: German Surrealist Ellida Schargo von Alten, Richard Oelze, and Cross-Fertilization in the Visual Arts 
Eleanor Moseman

Spiraling toward Happiness: City and the Self in Christa Wolf’s “Unter den Linden” 
Thyra E. Knapp

Transgenerational Holocaust Memory in Anne Weber’s Ahnen and Esther Kinsky’s Am Fluß 
Helga Druxes

Book Reviews
Jennifer L. Creech. Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women’s Films 
Melissa Sheedy

Jennifer L. Creech and Thomas O. Haakenson, editors. Spectacle 
Rick McCormick

Heidi Denzel de Tirado and Faye Stewart, editors. Framing Islam: Faith, Fascination, and Fear in Twenty-First-Century German Culture, special issue of Colloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik 
Erika Berroth

Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler, editors. Weibliche Kreativität um 1800/Women’s Creativity around 1800
Laura Isakov

Burcu Dogramaci and Elisabeth Otto, editors. Passagen des Exils/Passages of Exile 
Didem Uca

Kyle Frackman. An Other Kind of Home: Gender-Sexual Abjection, Subjectivity, and the Uncanny in Literature and Film 
Bradley Boovy

Miriam Frank. Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America 
Simone Pfleger

Brigitte E. Jirku and Marion Schulz. Performativität statt Tradition—Autobiografische Diskurse von Frauen
Beth Ann Muellner

Sara Lennox, editor. Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture 
Priscilla Layne

Waltraud Maierhofer and Beth Widmaier Capo, editors. Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives 
Wonneken Wanske

Margaret McCarthy. Mad Mädchen: Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film 
Alexandra M. Hill

Jamie H. Trnka. Revolutionary Subjects: German Literatures and the Limits of Aesthetic Solidarity with Latin America 
Andreas Stuhlmann

Jonathan O. Wipplinger. The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany 
Sharon M. Wailes and Monika Herzig

Women in German Prize Winners (2017) 


Submissions & Book Reviews

Feminist German Studies (formerly Women in German Yearbook: Feminist and Gender Studies in German Literature and Culture, 33 vols., 1985–2017; FGS continues with vol. 34, 2018) is a refereed journal that is supported by the Coalition of Women in German. The editors are interested in feminist, queer, or intersectional approaches to all aspects of German literary, cultural, and language studies, including pedagogy, as well as in topics that involve the study of gender, sexuality, or race in different contexts: for example, work on colonialism and postcolonial theory, performance and performance theory, film and film theory, or on the contemporary cultural and political scene in German-speaking countries.

Contributions to Feminist German Studies are welcome at any time during the year. The deadline in order for the article to be considered for publication in the upcoming volume is October 31.

The editors request that the manuscript (including notes and works cited) does not exceed 10,000 words. The manuscript must be typed, double-spaced, and prepared for anonymous review by adhering to the latest MLA Handbook (8th edition) as modified by the journal’s guidelines published on the Women in German website (www.womeningerman.org). While FGS accepts manuscripts for anonymous review in either English or German, binding commitment to publish will be contingent on submission of a final manuscript in English. Please send the manuscript as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word to each editor. Current editors are:

Alexandra M. Hill
Department of International Languages and Cultures
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
E-mail: hilla@up.edu

Hester Baer 
German Department
3215 Jimenez Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
E-mail: hbaer@umd.edu

For book reviews, contact:

Nicole Grewling
Modern Languages
Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
E-mail: ngrewling2@washcoll.edu

For membership/subscription information, contact: 

Heike Henderson
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1530
E-mail: hhender@boisestate.edu

Editorial Board

Editorial Board
Elizabeth Ametsbichler, University of Montana, 2016–2018
Angelica Fenner, University of Toronto, 2016–2018
Kyle Frackman,University of British Columbia, 2018–2020
Michelle James, Brigham Young University, 2018–2020
Ruth- Ellen Boetcher Joeres, University of Minnesota, 2014–2020
Sonja Klocke, University of Wisconsin– Madison, 2018–2020
Barbara Kosta, University of Arizona, 2013–2019
Margarete Lamb- Faffelberger, Lafayette College, 2015–2018
Carrie Smith, University of Alberta, 2018–2020


Women in German Conference
The 44th Annual WiG Conference is scheduled for October 17-20, 2019 in Sewanee, TN.

Single Article Sales
Single articles from Feminist German Studies are now available for purchase  through Project MUSE.

Changes to Women in German Yearbook
After 33 years as Women in German Yearbook, Volume 34 presented a new name for the journal: Feminist German Studies. The update was made to more accurately reflect the journal's editorial mission as well as to allow for a change in frequency. Beginning in 2020, the journal will appear twice a year.


Sponsoring Society

The Coalition of Women in German provides a democratic forum for all people interested in feminist approaches to German literature and culture or in the intersection of gender with other categories of analysis such as sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity. Through its annual conference, panels at national professional meetings, and through the publication of the Women in German Yearbook, the organization promotes feminist scholarship of outstanding quality. Women in German is committed to making school and college curricula inclusive and seeks to create bridges, cross boundaries, nurture aspiration, and challenge assumptions while exercising critical self-awareness. Women in German is dedicated to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in the teaching profession at all levels.

Members receive Women in German Yearbook as a benefit of membership.


Syllabus Builder: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

Syllabus Builder: Migration

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

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