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 36, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2020)  read on Project MUSE | read on JSTOR


Editors’ Introduction

Grenzenlos Deutsch: Co-creating Open Educational Resources through Feminist Collaboration
Brigetta Abel, Erika Berroth, Angineh Djavadghazaryans, Maureen O. Gallagher, Adam R. King, Karolina May-Chu, Simone Pfleger, Faye Stewart, and Amy D. Young

Embracing Disciplinary Trouble: Silos, Identity, and Shared Intellectual Endeavor
Muriel Cormican, Betsy Dahms, and Robert Kilpatrick

It’s Still about Relevance: The Founding of a Humanities Collaborative as a Confident Response to the Humanities Crisis
Laura McLary

The Ongoing Rewards of Collaboration, Intermediality, and Multivocality in the Humanities: Reflections on the Multimedia Project Trug&Schein
K. Scott Baker, Andrew Stuart Bergerson, Laura Fahnenbruck, Deborah Parker, and Benjamin Roers

How to Keep the Co(ol) in Collaboration
Sunka Simon

Collaborative Coaching to Unlock Your Full Potential
Jennifer Drake Askey

Miriam Rainer

Mapping Out the “Co” in Collaborative Work: External Pressures, Institutional Responses, and Individual Affects
Katharina Gerstenberger and Margaret McCarthy

Intimate Collaborations and Feminist Gatherings: A Manifesto for a Coalitional Academy
Carrie Smith, Maria Stehle, and Beverly Weber

The Language of Flowers and the (Re)productive Female Body in Hedwig Dohm’s Werde, die Du bist!
Lauren Nossett and Luca Pixner

Nikolai Chernyshevsky’s What Is to Be Done? and the Prehistory of International Marxist Feminism
Helen Stuhr-Rommereim and Mari Jarris


Submissions & Book Reviews

Statement of Publishing Ethics

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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