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Editing the Women in German Yearbook : Immersion in Germanic Studies

Editing the Women in German Yearbook : Immersion in Germanic Studies Helga W. Kraft Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his [or her] audience. --Rebecca West (5) The Women in German Yearbook, as one of the first journals with a gender perspective, not only facilitated debates between German artists and audiences, as Rebecca West requests, but also took on discussions on cultural phenomena in general. When the first Women in German Yearbook was published, I eagerly read its provocative contributions to the study of Germanistik and continue to do so. Thus it was a privilege for me to be elected to the three-year position as co-editor for the Women in German Yearbook in 2004. I co-edited volumes 21 (2005), 22 (2006), and 23 (2007) and enjoyed my work for the journal enormously. Because of the cutting-edge work the Yearbook represents, my engagement as coeditor sharpened my awareness of trends in scholarship and provided me with the opportunity to get to know many new colleagues (and their specialties) in my field, as well as colleagues whose areas of expertise are outside of my own research interests. It felt natural to become involved in this endeavor because of my dedication to WiG since the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture uni_neb

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Helga W. Kraft Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his [or her] audience. --Rebecca West (5) The Women in German Yearbook, as one of the first journals with a gender perspective, not only facilitated debates between German artists and audiences, as Rebecca West requests, but also took on discussions on cultural phenomena in general. When the first Women in German Yearbook was published, I eagerly read its provocative contributions to the study of Germanistik and continue to do so. Thus it was a privilege for me to be elected to the three-year position as co-editor for the Women in German Yearbook in 2004. I co-edited volumes 21 (2005), 22 (2006), and 23 (2007) and enjoyed my work for the journal enormously. Because of the cutting-edge work the Yearbook represents, my engagement as coeditor sharpened my awareness of trends in scholarship and provided me with the opportunity to get to know many new colleagues (and their specialties) in my field, as well as colleagues whose areas of expertise are outside of my own research interests. It felt natural to become involved in this endeavor because of my dedication to WiG since the

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Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Cultureuni_neb

Published: Nov 7, 2009

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