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Call for Papers: The Reception of German Art, Art Theory, and Philosophy by the Americas in the 20th Century

Call for Papers: The Reception of German Art, Art Theory, and Philosophy by the Americas in the 20th Century Panel at the AAH Annual Conference, London, Royal College of Art, April 10 – 12, 2014 The panel considers the impact of German Art, Art Theory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy on the Americas. The goal is to focus on German … Continue reading

Novel gives female marginal figures a voice

Angelika Overath who came as ‘Writer in Residence’ to the Dublin conference in 2012 has published first extracts from her new novel ‘Roman in Rückenfiguren’ in which she gives women a voice who are only marginally visible. The first ‘Rückenfigur’ to speak up is from the ‘Vision after the sermon’ by Paul Gauguin in the … Continue reading

Report on conference ‘The Feminine in German Culture’ in honour of Helen Watanabe O’Kelly

Fresh from this lively, three-day, paper-packed conference based in Oxford at St Hilda’s, Queen’s and Exeter Colleges, I am still reeling somewhat from listening to a series of twenty two papers presented in honour of Helen Watanabe, founder of WIGS. The excellent selection of papers was given by an international group consisting of Helen’s closest … Continue reading

The Women’s Room: Useful new network for women specialists

Thanks to Birgit Mikus for bringing my attention to this. The Women’s Room is a new network designed to increase the presence of women specialists (in any field) in the media. WIGS members may be interested in getting involved. For more details see below and the link: http://thewomensroom.org.uk/aboutus “For two days in a row, in … Continue reading