Feminist German Studies

Feminist German Studies

Edited by Alexandra Stewart and Beverly Weber

ISSN 2578-5206

eISSN 2578-5192

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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.

FGS is the flagship journal of and owned by the Coalition of Women in German. Members receive subscriptions as a benefit of membership.

Table Of Contents

Volume 38, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2022)
Contents

The Singular Plural of Feminist Film Practice
Guest-edited by Angelica Fenner and Barbara Mennel

Acknowledgments

Editors’ Introductiom

Introduction: The Singular Plural of Feminist Film Practice
Angelica Fenner and Barbara Mennel

Activating the Archive: Feminism and German Women’s Film Heritage, 2010–2020
Erica Carter

Feminist Filmmaking before Feminism: An Interview with Ula Stöckl
Angelica Fenner and Hester Baer

Embodiment, Agency, and Ethics in Margarethe von Trotta’s Cinema: From Rosa Luxemburg (1986) to Hannah Arendt (2012)
Claudia Breger

Home, History, and Memory: Spatial Explorations in Recha Jungmann’s Etwas tut weh (1979/1980) and Sandra Wollner’s Das unmögliche Bild (2016)
Annette Brauerhoch

Refracting the Gaze: A Conversation with Ines Johnson-Spain on Becoming Black (2019)
Angelica Fenner

The Ethics of Difference: Masculinity and Foreignness in Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann (2016) and Valeska Grisebach’s Western (2017)
Gozde Naiboglu

A Gendered Suspension of Time: Waiting in the Cinema of Angela Schanelec
Olivia Landry

Shoes, Drunk Women, and Phallic Girls: Tatjana Turanskyj’s Feminist Interventions in German Cinema
Alice Bardan

Submissions

Submissions & Book Reviews

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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.

All submissions are first vetted by both co-editors. At this stage, approximately 15% of manuscripts are rejected as not ready for peer review. In the case that a submission is deemed ready for peer review, the editors select at least two and sometimes three peer reviewers who are asked to provide 1) an evaluation of the anonymized manuscript and 2) substantive feedback to the author about how to improve the manuscript. This feedback is provided to the author anonymously. After revisions have been completed, most manuscripts (90-95%) are sent out for a second round of peer review. Often the same reviewers read the revised manuscript upon resubmission and either approve it for publication or provide further suggestions for revision. Manuscripts typically reach the publishing stage only after 2-3 substantive rounds of revisions and editing.

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 suvolume is October 31.

There are no fees associated with submission or publication of an article in Feminist German Studies.

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

For book reviews, contact:

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


Copyrights are held by the University of Nebraska Press. Permission to reprint material may be requested here.
 

Editorial Board

Editors
Alexandra Merley Stewart, University of Portland
Beverly Weber, University of Colorado


Editorial Board
Kyle Frackman,University of British Columbia, 2018–2020
Lisabeth Hock, Wayne State University, 2020-2022
Michelle James, Brigham Young University, 2018–2020
Ruth- Ellen Boetcher Joeres, University of Minnesota, 2014–2020
Sonja Klocke, University of Wisconsin– Madison, 2018–2020
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College, 2015–2021
Carrie Smith, University of Alberta, 2018–2020
Waltraud Maierhofer, University of Iowa, 2019-2021
Kerry Wallach, Gettysburg College, 2020-2022

Announcements


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. The journal is now published 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.
 

For membership/subscription information, contact: 

Heike Henderson, membership coordinator
E-mail: wigmembership@gmail.com

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