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Recollections from the Middle Years

Recollections from the Middle Years I have never seen statistics on the longevity of yearbooks, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the Women in German Yearbook's twentyfive consecutive years is quite simply an astonishing feat. And as all of us who have served as co-editors know, this has been accomplished only through the willingness of WiG members to devote their time, their energies, and their talents initially to the creation and then to the ongoing development of a publication that can now be counted as one of the major venues for scholarship in our field. My own co-editorship continued for eight years, from 1990­98, and encompassed volumes 7­14, what I think of as the middle years of the Yearbook. During that time I worked with two wonderful editors, Jeanette Clausen and Patricia Herminghouse, both of whom helped make the experience truly one of the most satisfying of my professional career. Feminism in the 1980s had been driven by a certain activism that engaged both the professional and the personal in our lives, and WiG as an organization fostered that activism and a sense of solidarity among its members. When I became co-editor in 1990, Jeanette expertly guided me to an understanding of how 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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Abstract

I have never seen statistics on the longevity of yearbooks, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the Women in German Yearbook's twentyfive consecutive years is quite simply an astonishing feat. And as all of us who have served as co-editors know, this has been accomplished only through the willingness of WiG members to devote their time, their energies, and their talents initially to the creation and then to the ongoing development of a publication that can now be counted as one of the major venues for scholarship in our field. My own co-editorship continued for eight years, from 1990­98, and encompassed volumes 7­14, what I think of as the middle years of the Yearbook. During that time I worked with two wonderful editors, Jeanette Clausen and Patricia Herminghouse, both of whom helped make the experience truly one of the most satisfying of my professional career. Feminism in the 1980s had been driven by a certain activism that engaged both the professional and the personal in our lives, and WiG as an organization fostered that activism and a sense of solidarity among its members. When I became co-editor in 1990, Jeanette expertly guided me to an understanding of how the

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

Published: Nov 7, 2009

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