CfP: Female Authors and Artists of German Expressionism (Event: 03/2016, Hartford CT), DL: 30.09.2015

Lene Schneider-Kainer Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)(Panel)

Time: March 17-20, 2016
Venue: Hartford, CT
Proposels due: September 30, 2015

German Expressionism has been dominated by the works of males — in the visual arts and literary texts, as well as in the secondary literature. The movement was largely defined through poetry included in Kurt Pinthus’s seminal collection Menschheitsdämmerung (1920), in which Else Lasker-Schüler was the sole female to appear alongside many key male figures. Despite the excavation of Expressionist works by women in recent decades, scholarly research on these artworks and texts remains lacking. Few female Expressionists in the German context have received sustained attention, except for perhaps Lasker-Schüler. As a result, male works continue to characterize the canon a century after the Expressionist decade of 1910-1920. Read more and source … (Web)