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2016 WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions

Please see the CFAs below for the WIGS Book Prize and the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books), sponsored by Peter Lang, was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner and her monograph, entitled Contemporary German-English Translation: Books Across Borders in … Continue reading

WiGS committee meeting in Aberystwyth!

The WiGS committee met in Aberystwyth on Saturday to prepare for this year’s members’ conference, which will take place at Aberystwyth University on 4-5 November 2015. Make sure you keep up to date with news about the programme, registration information, postgraduate workshop, as well as how to submit your entry for the WiGS Postgraduate Essay Prize and the WiGS Book … Continue reading

‘Thesis of the Month’ goes to Ina Linge, University of Cambridge!

During the first year of my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (I wasn’t always a Women in German Studies!) I took a module called “Why Write?”. A few weeks ago, as I defended my PhD thesis on sexological and psychoanalytic life writings, the thought occurred that perhaps I never quite got over … Continue reading