Call for Papers for Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences/CAUTG Annual Meeting, June 1 – 7, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia for a joint panel between the two associations: Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and The Coalition of Women in German (WiG): “‘Good’ Queers and Hated Others: Integration, Expulsion, and Disavowal of Subjects in Contemporary German-
Inspired by scholars such as Jin Haritaworn, Robert McRuer, Mark Rifkin, and Jasbir K. Puar, this panel seeks to challenge this particular progression by revealing the stakes of linking discourses of sexuality to racial, indigenous, disabled, and religious otherness in the German-language context. As such, this panel hopes to provide an exciting engagement with how the pervasive neoliberal and colonial power structures working against those individuals considered as “others” shapes the contours of subjectivity and how these supposedly humanizing forces uphold white capitalism and white humanism while also relying on the erasure of certain bodies.
We invite proposals that may include the following approaches to German-language texts and culture:
– critical interrogations of normative concepts of identities via intersectional approaches
– interrogations of homo and crip nationalism
– considerations of queer temporalities and queer spaces
– questions of political subjectivity
– examinations of affective landscapes of non-normative bodies navigating social structures
Your proposal must include: a paper title, an abstract (approx. 250 words), and a short bio. Please send your paper proposals by November 28, 2018, to Simone Pfleger (email@example.com) and Carrie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note: You do not have to join an association in order to submit a paper proposal. However, if your paper is accepted, you must be a signed-up member of either the CAUTG or the Coalition of Women in German (WIG) by March 15, 2019, and register for Congress and the CAUTG meeting at Congress. To assess your overall financial costs, please consult the following websites: https://www.