CfP: Women Writing War: From German Colonialism through World War I (Publication); DL: 01.03.2015

Editors: Katharina von Hammerstein, Barbara Kosta, and Julie Shoults

Abstract by: March 1, 2015

The 100th anniversary of World War I and the preceding years of German colonial conflicts provide an opportunity to revisit the texts that emerged out of these violent developments, to expand the war canon dominated by male writers, and to reconsider the understanding of the experience of war beyond the arenas of combat. Women not only commented on their nation’s imperial ambitions and war efforts in various ways, but they also documented and imagined the events of this tumultuous time period through both fictional and non-fictional texts. Our proposed collection seeks to examine how German-speaking women wrote war in the early 1900s and how these representations deepen our understanding of the gendered experience of war. Read more and Source … (Web)