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ARCHIVE UPDATE: 1984 WiG Conference Audio Recording
ARCHIVE UPDATE: Search all past issues of the WiG Newsletter
New Co-Editor of the Women in German Yearbook: Elizabeth Ametsbichler, University of Montana
WiG has elected a new Vice President / President-Elect:
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR WiG Dissertation Prize until May 6.
This year's award for dissertations filed in 2008. Every year Women in German issues a call for dissertations by WIG members to be considered for the Women in German Dissertation Prize of $500. The 2008 award will be conferred at the 2009 WiG conference. The recipient's name will be published in the Women of German Newsletter and on the web site. For more info visit the WiG Disseration Award Page.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ZANTOP TRAVEL AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS EXTENDED TO APRIL 9, 2009! Beginning this year: WiG will now grant up to two awards, each in the amount of $1500. For new procedures and criteria, please visit the Zantop award page!
WiG at the MLA
If you're going to this year's MLA Convention in San Francisco, be sure to support and enjoy the WiG-sponsored events!:
Of course, there are many other panels with WiG members—check out the program!
DONATIONS URGENTLY REQUESTED FOR THE WiG MEMORIAL FUND
WiG President Julie Klassen announces:
It’s almost that time of year to honor WiG members’ accomplishments by awarding a prize for the best article of the year ($500) and the best dissertation of the year ($500)! Remember, too, that WiG also reimburses some of the conference travel expenses for graduate students with an official role in the program. The organization pays for these forms of professional support in large part through the WiG Memorial Fund. As you know, this fund was established to honor the lives and accomplishments of WiG members who have passed away. Recently contributions to this fund have fallen behind, in part because the new electronic membership form does not accommodate a check-off box for donations. Since we depend on YOUR help, please consider donating today, in honor of someone whose contributions to WiG you remember and value. Members can log in here at the website – just click on “Membership” to find the place to donate on line. All others can send a check to: Waltraud Maierhofer, Treasurer, Women in German Professor of German German Dept. The University of Iowa IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1323 Questions? Phone/ fax: (+1) 319 335 2114 Thanks for anything you can contribute! The gratitude of this year's recipients, soon to be announced at the WiG conference, is assured!
NEW COEDITOR FOR THE WOMEN IN GERMAN YEARBOOK
WiG President Julie Klassen announces:
On behalf of the WiG Coeditor Search Committee I am pleased to announce that Patricia Anne Simpson will be the next coeditor of the WiG Yearbook. Patty is Associate Professor and German Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages at Montana State University, Bozeman, where she is also Project Director, for the Title VI UISFL Grant. She will replace Maggie McCarthy, when Maggie’s term of office ends in October. The Search Committee was impressed with Patty’s vision for the Yearbook, her editorial experience, and the breadth and depth of her research experience. Among other accomplishments, she has coedited with Eve Moore of Kenyon College a volume published by Rodopi: The Enlightened Eye: Goethe and Visual Culture (2007); she has served as guest editor for the journal Germanic Studies (Michigan, 1995/1997) and currently serves on the editorial board of the WiG Yearbook. Patty’s research is informed in significant ways by feminist approaches, and she also teaches courses for the Women Studies Program; she has a strong background in literary theory, gender studies, and contemporary European culture.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW WiG VICE PRESIDENT / PRESIDENT ELECT
The Election Committee (Amy Young, Jill Smith, Mareike Hermann) announces:
It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of the election for Vice President. Barbara Kosta from the University of Arizona will assume the position of Vice President at this year's conference. She will serve as Vice President for the coming two years, at which point she will become president for an additional two-year term. We are confident that her rich experience with WiG will be a valuable asset to the leadership in the coming years. Since Barbara is a current member of the Steering Committee, she will continue to serve in that capacity until after this year's conference. During the business meeting, we will conduct elections for someone to serve the remaining 2 years of the three-year term. We would like to express our appreciation for everyone who was involved in the process, whether as a candidate, a voter, or someone involved in the process of conducting the election.