February 1976 Newsletter


February 1976 Newsletter


Germanists; Feminism; Congresses



Number 6                                                  
February 18, 1976

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News from Women in German is more than a newsletter; it’s a process involving ongoing dialogue between readers and producers. We see ourselves as a part of emerging Women’s Studies programs, contributors to the new scholarship on women and supporters of the new attention to women in academics.

The newsletter staff itself is in the process of growth and development. As you may have noted in our last issue, we are now seven on the editorial staff. We would like to see this growth process extend beyond Madison; we want to utilize everybody’s resources and energies. Many letters indicate that the newsletter has been a source of support for women who may be isolated in their jobs. A typical response was "I love it--it’s a great source of ideas—and inspiration!” We are delighted to be a source of support and would like to emphasize again that we can only be a support if we ourselves are supported.
At this point, we're not lacking funds, but we can never have enough ideas.
To stand W. H. Auden on his feet, a newsletter "should not be, but mean."

SEXISM IN TEXTBOOKS                               

We will have to write our own texts—free from sexism, racism and .class bias. Although we suspected such an outcome to our questionnaires on "Sexism in textbooks," the response was more than overwhelming. It was unanimous! Of the 16 texts critiqued in 19 responses, not one was found free from sexism.
And this is true despite the new guidelines recently prepared by several pub­lishers (Cf. News #2) .

We had hoped that perhaps those texts published after the new wave of feminism might be less reprehensible. However, even those books published since 1969 contained blatant remarks denigrating women and sex role stereotyping like the following:

"Herr L. interessiert sich für Musik und...wo er auch hinfährt, schleppt er Mutti immer mit. Aber ich glaube, sie interessiert sich mehr für die Modeschau, die Eleganz des Publikums..." (Con­versational German One, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1970).

Even gratuitous sexism was sometimes included:

"Rosen sind rot,
Veilchen sind blau,
Meine Frau ist sehr nett,
Aber meine Schwiegermutter au! au!"

One respondent added that her female students refused to complete certain exercises, as a result of comments about beautiful girls, a leitmotif which continued throughout the text (German through Conversational Patterns, Dodd, Mead: 1974).


Your responses make it clear that we need to continue our fight against

sexism in textbooks, something which was discussed in detail at the last MLA meeting.


At the membership meeting in San Francisco (December, 1975), plans were made for a weekend retreat, combined with a one-day symposium, to be held at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, September 24-26, 1976.

I. Retreat

A small, rustic camp operated by Miami University and situated 2-3 miles out­side Oxford has been reserved, free of charge. Sleeping accommodations (14 bunk beds, some space on the floor) require sleeping bags and are for women only.

The meeting areas, however, are larger, and we can thus accommodate more people if they are willing to stay in near-by motels. In addition, guest accommodations on campus can probably be arranged for active participants in the symposium.

The program will be co-organized by Charlotte Gebhardt (German, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NJ 03755) and Sarah Lennox (Comparative Lit., Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 02134). They need suggestions for workshops and/or seminars and for volunteer leaders. Please write them directly.

The registration fee to cover food and supplies is $10 for all retreat parti­cipants and should be sent to Gisela Bahr no later than September 10, 1976. Cancellations received after September 14 will be refunded only at the discre­tion of the organizers.

The best transportation is by car. If need be, ONE airport pick-up (preferably in Dayton) for Friday afternoon may be arranged. Anyone willing to offer a ride or anyone needing a ride should send this information to the Women in German Newsletter.

II. Symposium

A symposium on "Feminism and German Studies: An Interdisciplinary Perspective," co-chaired by Evelyn Beck and Gisela Bahr, is planned for Saturday, September 25, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Ideas for the treatment of topics which are either comparative (German and another literature) or include another discipline (for example, history, sociology, etc.) are being invited from individuals or groups, including graduate students. The topics should be of interest to an audience Outside of German, too. Presentations will be in the form of summaries or a set of theses with a discussant for each topic.

Please submit ideas by March 15, in duplicate, one copy to Evelyn Beck (German, U. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706) and the other to Gisela Bahr (GREAL, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056).


******** REGISTRATION FORM********

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Please enclose $10 per person (checks payable to Gisela Bahr) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope; mail to Gisela Bahr, Dept. of GREAL, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.



As a follow-up to the MLA seminar in Feminist Approaches to Teaching German Literature, a second seminar is being planned for 1976. This time the focus will be on "Women in Brecht’s Works". Christiane Keck (German Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana) and Susan Cocalis (German Depart­ment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01060) will serve as co-chairs. Send a copy of your paper to each of them by March 31.

In response to the highly successful section of "Women in Germanistik" held at last year’s AATG, there will be another section on a related topic at the annual AATG in Philadelphia in the summer of 1976: Sexism in Textbooks. This session will be chaired by Naomi Stephan, German Dept., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, [redacted] Indiana 46383. Please send brief papers or ideas for presentations to Naomi by April 1. The panel will focus on sexism in all for­eign language textbooks and will include high school as well as college texts. This is an extremely important topic and we hope many people will respond.

The Modern Section on German Literature at the MLA next December will have as its topic: "New Approaches to Neglected Writers" and hopes to include several women writers among those who have been most neglected. Papers should be sent in no later than April 1. Send one copy to each chair. The meeting will be co-chaired by Evelyn Beck (German Dept., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706) and Guy Stern (German Dept., Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221).
Please note, we can only include women writers in our discussion if we receive appropriate papers. We hope many will be forthcoming.


Tentatively the Amherst Colloquium in 1977 will focus on the topic: Women as authors, critics, and audience.

Please note: We expect to hold meetings of the Coalition of Women in German in conjunction with all national and regional meetings of the MLA and AATG.
Look for the announcements of time and place in the programs for these meet­ings. If your region has not had a coalition meeting and you wish to set one up, just write to the person responsible for that particular meeting.


The fourth Congress of the International Brecht Society will meet at the Uni­versity of Texas in Austin, November 17-20, 1976. The theme for the congress is: "Where now?—An Appraisal of Brecht." Proposals should be submitted by April 15; invitations to participate will be extended to May 15.

Topics: Theater for a Scientific Age; The Brecht Industry; Me-Ti/Buch der Wendungen; Problems in Gestic Acting; Gesamtkunstwerk; Performance of a Brecht Piece; Contemporary Poets in the Shadow of Brecht; Brecht and American Theater; Diaries and Journals; Literary Criticism: Chronology of Brecht Reception; Brecht's Scenography; Films from the Twenties; Documentary Films; Brecht and Marxism; Brecht's Directorial Technique; additional topics (write-in).

Interested colleagues are invited to write to the congress organizers for registration information and details concerning active participation in lec­ture sessions, seminars, and workshops.

Organizers are: Hubert Heinen, Janet King, Betty Nance Weber; Brecht Congress, Germanic Languages,  [redacted] University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. Tele­phone [redacted]

The MMLG is currently soliciting papers for this year's Marxist Forum at the MMLA on "Literature and Revolution in the Bicentennial Year," to be held from Nov. 4-6 in St. Louis. One possibility would be studies of a cross cultural nature, such as the effect of the American, French, Cuban, or Vietnamese Revo­lution on European, American, or Third World writers. Another alternative would focus on the development of revolutionary movements not culminating in wide-scale confrontation, such as studies of the Jacobins in Germany in the late 18th Century, or of minority movements in the USA today. One could also deal with the pedagogical problem of teaching literature dealing with revolu­tion or revolutionary thought.

Papers should be no more than 8 pages single-spaced and should be submitted by the beginning of May to the coordinators for this Forum: Ileana Rodriguez and Marc Zimmerman, [redacted] or Bob Holub, [redacted] University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706. Collective projects are encouraged.

Please note: Women in German would like to encourage women's contributions to the conferences. If you wish to concentrate on a feminist aspect, this would be possible by focusing on women within the given topics or by creating new topics with an exclusive feminist perspective.



Sue Fernandez, editor in charge of feminist publications for Indiana University Press, is looking for manuscripts. She would prefer single-author books: either monographs on feminist topics or anthologies of one author's important writings. She does not want collections of excerpts from many different authors. In addition, she needs people to review manuscripts in their fields and will probably pay by the hour for this work.


German Women and Autobiography: 1870-1933

Katherine Goodman, in her dissertation "German Women and Autobiography: 1870­1933", examines autobiographical form and the consciousness of literary women, women in the "Frauenbewegung" and proletarian women. (GREAL, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056).

German Literary Feminism: 1865-1914

Ute McNab is working on a dissertation entitled "German Literary Feminism: 1865-1914". (Dept. of German, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L3C5).


The following was received from Renata Berg-Pan, Assistant Professor at Queens College, New York. We pass this on to you without further comment.

"------- Last fall I was fired by the Department of German and Scandinavian (i.e. denied tenure, which amounts to the same thing.) Our department has tenured only one woman in its 37-year history. It has not tenured a single woman since 1945. It has never had a woman in the position of professor, and only two women were ever given a position as Associate Professor.----"

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This newsletter was prepared by Angelika Bammer, Evelyn Torton Beck, Viktoria Harwig, Jeanne Howell, Sara Pietsch, Christa Stutius, and Nancy Vedder-Shults.

Since we unexpectedly found that we had more people on our mailing list than we had bibliographies we had to make a choice. We gave priority to our sub­scribers and regular contributors. If you are on our mailing list but have not sent in your subscription fee, then please do so now.




Die Frau — der Frieden und der Sozialismus (Berlin: Staatsverlag der DDR, 196?). Documentation of resolutions and guidlines for Förderung and Qualifizierung of women in the 1960s.

Frauenförderung, BGL, Frauenausschüsse, hrsg. vom Sekretariat des Bundesvorstandes des FDGB (Berlin: Verlag Tribune, 1967). Documentation of the the problems, failures and successes of the attempt to meet the needs of women in industry.

Inge Hieblinger, Frauen in unserem Staat. Einige Probleme der Förderung der Frau unter den Bedingungen der wissenschaftlich-technischen Revolution in der DDR (Berlin: Staats­verlag der DDR, 1967). -Often critical. Hieblinger, along with Inge Lange, is probably the most forceful and effedtive spokesperson for women in the GDR today.

Erika Runge, Reise nach Rostock, DDR (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 197?). Contains some very revealing interviews with women...and with men about their relationship to women.

Frau und Wissenschaft, hrsg. Anita Grandke (Berlin: Akademieverlag, 1968). Numerous essays, statistical documentation.

Helga Hörz, Die Frau als Personlichkeit. Philosophische Probleme einer Geschlechter psychologie (Berlin: Dt. Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1971). The only book I know on psychology of women and generally uninteresting. Deals mostly with the importance of work for women, by repeating routine propaganda. Does contain a critique of Simone de Beauvoir.

Barbara Bronnen/Franz Henny, Liebe, Ehe, Sexualität in der DDR (München: R. Piper, 1975).

Die Frau und die Gesellschaft. Hrsg. von der Forschungsgemeinschaft "Geschichte des Kampfes der Arbeiterklasse um die Befreiung der Frau" and der Pädagogischen Hochschule, (Leipzig, 1974).

Familienrecht. Lehrbuch. Autorenkollektiv unter Leitung von Anita Grandke (Berlin-Ost, 1971).

Halgasch, Richard (Hrsg.), Wir bleiben zusammen. Eine Diskussion um Ursachen von Ehekrisen, (Berlin, Ost , 1971).

Homann, Heinrich, Ein glückliches Familienleben — Anliegen des Familiengesetzbuches der DDR/ Berlin- Ost, 1965).

Kleine Enzyklopädie Die Frau, 7. Aufl. (Leipzig, 1968).

Kuhrig, Herta. (Hrsg.) Probleme der Frauenqualifizierung, (Berlin- Ost, 1971).

Kuhrig, Herta. Die Gleichberechtigung der Frauen in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik/ Berlin- Ost, 1973).                                        

Menschik, Jutta, und Evelyn Leopold, Gretchens rote Schwestern. Frauen in der DDR, (Frankfurt/Main, 1974).

Merfeld. Mechthild. Die Emanzipation der Frau in der sozialistischen Theorie und Praxis, (Hamburg, 1972).

Riemer, Joachim Siegfried, Probleme der Ausbildung, der Berufsfindung- und der Berufstätigkeit der Frau in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche

Plat, Wolfgang, Die Familie in der DDR. (Frankfurt/Main, 1972)


Dissertation (unveröffentlicht) (Köln, 1970).

Scharnhortst, Erna, Süppchen kochen, Zeitung lesen. Erziehung zur Gleichberechtigung, (Berlin-Ost, 1970).

Stern, Katja, und Brigitte Boeck. Das schöne Geschlecht. (Berlin—Ost, 1970)

Gabriele, Die politische Rolle der Frau in der DPR/ Düsseldorf, 1973).

R. Kluscarits. Arbeiterinnen Kämpfen um ihr Recht. Autobiogr. Dokumente zur Emanzipation rechtsloser und entrechteter "Frauenspersonen" in Deutschland und Österreich des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. (Hammer, 1975).

Baumann, J. Das Abtreibungsverbot des 218. Eine Vorschrift, die mehr schadet als nützt. Sammlung Luchterhand Bd. 62, (Luchterhand, 1971).

Borris, M. Die Benachteiligung der Mädchen in Schulen der Bundesrepublik und West- berlins. 3. Aufl. (Eva, 1973).

Dehler, J. Jungarbeiterinnen. (Raith, 1974).

Erler, U. Die Lesbe. Frauenoffensive (Trikont, 1975). and Mutter in der BRD. Ideologie und Wirklichkeit. (Raith, 1973.)

Feuerstein, T. Emanzipation und Rationalität einer kritischen Erziehungswissenschaft. Methodologische Grundlagen im Anschluß an Habermas. (Kösel, 1973).

Frauenarbeit--Frauenbefreiung. Praxis. Beispiele und Analysen. Hrsg. v. A. Schwarzer. es Bd. 637.(Suhrkamp, 1973). 

Frauenjahrbuch 1975. Hersg. v. Frauenzentrum Frankfurt. (Roter Stern, 1975)

Frauenjournal (Ersch. 6 x jährl.) H.2. 1975. Feminismus und Ökologie. H.3. 1975 Erziehung zur Ohnmacht. (Trikont, 1975). 

Gleichberechtigung der Frau Eine Dikumentation von Recht und Politik der Vereinten Nationen. Hrsg. v. I. Maier. (Heggen, 1975).

Heinz, M. Politisches Bewußtsein der Frauen. (Goldmann, 1971)

Herve, F. Studentinnen in der BRD. Eine soziologische Untersuchung. Kleine Bibliothek Bd. 33. (Pahl-Rugenstein, 1973).

Holzinger, E. and H. Mende. Wider die Sklavenproduktion. (1972, Raith)

Jacobi, J. Frauenprobleme. Eheprobleme. (Walter, 1968).

Jansen/Raith/Höchstetter. Die verlorene Emanzipation. (Raith, 1975)

Körner, G. Mit Dreißig muß man wissen was man will. Gespräche mit Frauen. (S. Fischer, 1975).

Kunstmann, A. Frauenbefreiung. Privileg einer Klasse?. 1971 and Frauenemanzipation und Erziehung. 3.Aufl. (Raith, 1973).

Lamprecht, R. Evas Tochter werden mündig. Die Rolle der Frau in unserer Gesellschaft. (DVA, 1972).

Mabry, H. Unkraut ins Parlament. 2.Aufl. Theorie über praktische Kritik Bd. 34, (Achenbach 1974.)


Frauenarbeit--Frauenbefrelung, Praxls-Belsplele und Analysen. hrsg. Alice Schwarzer (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1973). Good introductory essay, interviews with working women from all walks of life. Contains list of addresses of women's liberation groups in the Federal Republic, Austria, Switzerland.

Cordula Koepke, Die Frau und die Gesellschaft (Wien: Guenter Olzog Verlag, 1973)
Broad historical survey of the past, present and future of the women's movement, particularly in Germany.

Rolf Lamprecht, Evas Toechter werden muendig. (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1972). Essayistic.

Ernest Bornemann: Das Patriarchat. Ursprung und Zukunft (Frankfurt, Fischer, 1975) Forthcoming, "Das am sorgfältigsten und umfassendsten recherchierte Buch über die frauenrechtlichen Gesellschaftsordnungen der Vorgeschichte und die Konterrevolution der Maenner, das je irgendwo veroeffentlicht wurde. Dem Kampf . der modernen Frauenbewegung gibt Bornemann mit seinem Haupt- und Lebenswerk entscheidende Impulse...."

Alice Schwatzer: Per "kleine Unterschied" und seine grossen Folgen (Frankfurt: Fischer, 1975) Forthcoming. "(Schwarzer) brandmarkt in ihrem brisanten Buch die Situation der Frauen in unserer Gesellschaft und ermutigt sie, den Maennlichkeits- wahn zu beenden—ohne in den Terror neuer Normen zu verfallen.".

Antje Kunstmann: Frauenemanzipation und Erziehung (Raith Verlag, 1971)

Otto Gmelin, Helen Saussure: Bankrott der Maennerherrschaft (EVA, 1971) This book is unfamiliar to me. Said to contain studies of schoolbook Images of women, too. 1 think Gmelin died decades ago, so do not know just what this might be. Worth checking into, though.

Demosthenes Savramis: Das sogennante schwache Geschlecht (Munich: Paul List Verlag, 1973). Unfamiliar to me.

Erika Runge: Frauen. Versuche zur Emanzipation (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1969) 16

Helge Pross: Ueber die Bildungschancen von Maedchen in der Bundesrepublik (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1969) 

Jutta Menschik: Gleichberechtigung oder Emanzipation. Die Frau im Erwerbsleben der Bundesrepublik (Frankfurt: Fischer, 1971)

Erika Runge: Bottroper Protokoll (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1973?)

Gerd Wurzbacher: Leitbilder gegenwärtigen deutschen Familienlebens (Stuttgart, 1969). Comparative study of families in period 1950-1968. Critical of Riehl, Horkheimer, Fromm et al.

KURSBUCH 17 (June, 1969) Was devoted entirely to the topic Frau, Familie, Gesell­schaft. 1 think there were other editions, too, that dealt with Frauenemanzipation.

Bericht der Bundesregierung ueber die Situation der Frauen im Beruf, Familie und

Gesellschaft.(Bonn. 1966) 639 pages of data. (This is the so-called Frauenenquete.)

Bericht der Bundesregierung ueber die Massnahmen zur Verbesserung der Situation der Frau (Bonn, 1972)

Alleinstehende Elternteile mit abhaengigen Kindern, hrsg. vom Bundesminister fuer Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, Bonn-BadGodesberg 1970. 


Bauer, Gudrun, Literaturbericht zur Situation der weiblichen Jugendlichen In der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Forschungsbericht des Deutschen Jugendinstituts (Muenchen) 1970).                          

Bericht der Bundesregierung ueber die Lage der Familie In der Bundesrepublik Deutsch­land (Bad Godesberg, 1968) BT-Drucks. V/2532.                      
Binder-Wehberg, Friedeling, Ungleichbehandlung von Mann und Frau, Eine soziologische und arbeitsrechtliche Untersuchung/ Berlin, 1970)

Borris, Maria, Die Benachteiligung der Maedchen In Schulen der Bundesrepublik und Westberlins (Frankfurt/Main, 1972).

Breuer, Lore, frauenhandbuch (Koblenz, 1974).

Brandt, Gisela, Zur Frauenfrage im Kapitalismus (Frankfurt/Main, 1973)

Cuny, Anneliese, Unterhalt und Versorgung der geschiedenen Ehefrau. Beitraege zur Reform des Ehescheidungsrechts (Frankfurt/ Main, 1970).

Dessai, Elisabeth, Sklavin--Mannweib--Weib. Streitschrift fuer eine weibliche(re) Gesellschaft Muenchen 1970).

Die Frau in Familie und Beruf, hrsg. vom Statistischen Bundesamt Wiesbaden£ Stutt­gart und Mainz, 1972).

Ehe und Familie in beiden deutschen Staaten. Hrsg. von der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1972).

Erler, Ursula, Muetter in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Ideologie und Wirklichkeit (Starnberg, 1973).

Frauen und Gewerkschaften, hrsg. von der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung{ Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1972),

Fuelles, Mechtild, Frauen in Partei und Parlament (Koeln, 1969).

Fuer die Befreiung der Frau, hrsg. von Marianne Kunze (Frankfurt/Main, l972)

Graetz, Frank, Berufsaussichten fuer Frauen (Muenchen, 1974)

Heinz, Margarete, Ueber das politische Bewusstsein von Frauen in der Bundesrepublik (Muenchen, 197l).

Hoffmann-Bludan, Barbara, Das Gleichberechtigungsgebot im Arbeits- und Sozialrecht (Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1972)

Huefner, Agnes, Frauenarbeit in der Bundesrepublik (Hamburg, l972)

Jaide, Walter, Junge Arbeiterinnen- Muenchen 1969.

Kunstmann, Antje, Frauenbefreiung—Privileg einer Klasse? (Starnberg, 1971)

Langkau-Hermann, Monika, und Jochen Langkau, Der berufliche Aufstieg der Frau. Arbeitsmarktstrategien zur verstaerkten Integration der Frau in der Arbeits- und Berufswelt (Opladen, 1972).

Lehr, Ursula, Die Frau im Beruf (Frankfurt/Main, 1969).

Loewisch, Manfred, und Wolfgang Gitter, Annamarie Mennel, Welche rechtlichen Mass- nahmen sind vordringlich, um die tatsaechlicbe Gleichstellung der Frau mit den Maennem im Arbeitsleben zu gewaehrleisten? Gutachten zum 50. Deutschen Juristentag 1974 (Muenchen 1974).


Nave-Herz, R. Das Dilemma der Frau in unserer Gesellschaft. Per Anachronismus in den Rollenerwartungen. Luchterhand Arbeitsmittel Hochschule. (Luchterhand, 1972).

Reitz, G. Die Rolle der Frau und die Lebensplannung der Madchen. Deutsches Jugend- institut Bd. 7. (Juventa, 1974).

Schmidt, H.D. u.a. Frauenfeindlichkeit. Juventa Paperback (Juventa, 1973).

Vorgänge. Zeitschrift fur Gesellschaftspolitik. Ersch. 6 x jahrlich H.8. Womens Lib in der Bundesrepublik. (1974, Beltz)

Zinnecker, J. Emanzipation der Frau und Schulausbildung. 2. Aufl. 1974. Sozialgeschichte der Mädchenbildung. (Beltz, 1973)

Zur Frauenfrage im Kapitalismus. Hrsg. v. Brandt/Kootz/Steppke. eh Bd. 58l. (Suhrkamp, 1973).

Hassenkamp, Annemarie. Frauen stehen ihren Mann. Porträts deutscher Unternehmerinnen. (Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Düsseldorf/Koln, 1966)                

Spiegel: ’’Frau 1975: GroBe, Exotische Mutter" Nr. 27, 30. Juni, 1975 3. 30-41. and special essay "Der anatomische Imperativ" S. 42-43. "Heiße Luft" Nr. 21, 19 Mai, 1975.

Scala: "Frauen in Deutschland—die Rentnerin" Nr. 3, 1975. S. 16-19. "Frauen in ‘ Deutschland—die Arbeiterin" Nr. 13, 1974. S. 12-15. "Frauen in Deutschland—die junge Mutter" Nr. 1, 1975. S. 12-15. "Frauen in Deutschalnd—Karriere im Büro" Nr. 2, 1975. S. 14-17.

Eltern: Ehe-Rubrik, "Wie einsam ist die Hausfrau wirklich?" Nr. 6, Juni, 1975» S.125-126.

Mabry, Hannelore. Unkraut ins Parlament: Bedeutung weiblicher parlamentarischer Arbeit für die Emanzipation der Frau, (München. 1971)

Münch, Eva-Marie von, Das Recht der Frau. Eine Sammlung aller einschlägigen Bestimmungen, (München, 1970)

Pfeil, Elisabeth, Die Berufstatigkeit von Müttern. (Tübingen, 1961)

Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (Hrsg.), 109 Tips für die Frau, (Bonn, 1974

Pross, Helge. Gleichberechtigung im Beruf? Eine Untersuchung mit 7000 Arbeitnehmerinnen in der EWG. (Frankfurt/Main, 1973).

Reitz, Gertraud, Die Rolle der Frau und die Lebensplannng der Mädchen, Analysen und Untersuchungen. (München, 1974).                        

Roesch, Hans. Das dritte Talent. Die Leistung der Frau als Unternehmerin gestern, heute, morgen. (Berlin, 1970).

Ruthe, Reinhold. (Hrsg) Ist die Ehe überholt? Aspekte und Prognosen, (München, 1971)

Scheffler, Sabine. Wiederaufnahme einer Erwerbstatigkeit bei Frauen. Dissertation, (Bonn, 1970).

Schelsky, Helmut. Wandlungen der deutschen Familie in der Gegenwart, 5. Auf. (München, 1967)


Schubnell, Hermann. Per Geburtenrückgang in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Die Entwicklung der Erwerbstätigkeit von Frauen und Muttern. Bd. 6 der Schriftenreihe des Bundesministers für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit, (Stuttgart, 1973)

Schwarzer, Alice. Frauen gegen de § 218. 18 Protokolle (Frankfurt/Main, 1971)

Siebenschön, Leona. Ehe zwischen Trieb und Trott. Eine frivole Soziologie. (Frank- furt/Main, 1971)

Silbermann, Alphons, und Udo Michael Drüger. Abseits der Wirklichkeit. Das Frauenbild in deutschen Lesebüchern. (Köln, 1971)-

Staatliche Dokumente zur Forderung der Frau in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. (Berlin-Ost, 1973)

Stadlbauer, Alois. Das Recht der berufstätigen Frau. (München, 1968)

Studie über die soziale Lage der Verheirateten Studenten (Bonn, 1971) BT-Drucks. VI/2864.

Sullerot, Evelyne. Die Frau in der modernen Gesellschaft. (München, 1972)

Thumm, Eckart. Einstellungen der Eltern zur Rolle der Frau und die Schulaufbahn der Tochter, Forschungsbericht des Deutschen Jugendinstituts. (München. 1972).

Timm, Helga. Das gesellschaftliche Problem der Frau heute und morgen. (Bonn, 1970)

Um eine ganze Epoche voraus, 125 Jahre Kampf urn die Befreiung der Frau. (Leipzig, 1970)

Windmöller, Eva, Ehen in Deutschland. Auf der Suche nach neuen Formen des Zusammenlebens  Hamburg,/Düsseldorf, 1972)


Friesen, Marie Elisabeth von, Frauen in Deutschland--Frauen in der DDR (Hannover 1974).

Helwig, Gisela, Zwischen Familie und Beruf. Die Stellung der Frau in beiden deutschen Staaten (Koeln 1974).

Helwig, G. Frau 75. Bundesrepublik Deutschland — DDR. 1975» Zwischen Familie und Beruf. Die Stellung der Frau in deiden deutschen Staaten. Bibliothek Wissenschaft und Politik 3d. 10 (Wissenschaft und Politik, 1975).
Uses facing page technique for comparisons of situation of women in the BRD and DDR In areas of family, educationk work, politics. Many tables, good bibliography, (contains items not on this list!) (Helwig is interested in visiting the US and talking about women in German society.)

James, S./M. Della Costa. Die Macht der Frauen und der Umsturz der Gesellschaft.-- Internationale Marxistische Diskussion Bd, 36. (Merve, 1973).


A List of Literature by German Women Authors in -English Translation

Anthologies, chronologically arranged

German Classics of the 19th and 20th Century. Ed. Kuno Francke and W.C. Howard. N.Y.: German Publishing Society, 1913-1915.
20 vols. (PT 1113 F8).
vol. 7:
Bettina von Arnim:"Goethe’s Correspondence with a Child"
Annette Droste-Hulshoff: 5 poems, "The Jew’s Beech"(story)

vol. 18:
Isolde Kurz: "Necropolis"
Lulu von Strauss and Torney: "Seafarer”
Agnes Miegel: "The Fair Agnete"
Ricarda Huch: "Recollections of Ludolf Ursleu the Younger" "Midnight" (story)

vol. 19:
Helene Böhlau: "The Ball of Crystal" (story)
Clara Viebig: "Burning Love" (story)

A German Garden of the Heart. Tr. John Rothensteiner. St. Louis: Herder, 1934. (Pt 1160 E8R8).
Droste-Hülshoff: "At Fourteen Years," "On the Watch-Tower"
Ruth Schaumann: "Adam,” :The Bolt," "The Violin," "World"

Twentieth Century German Verse. Tr. H. Salinger. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1952. (PT 1160 E8S16).
I.-Kurz: "The First Nicht"
R. Huch: "Deep in the Heavens"
A. Miegel: "Ghost"
Ina Seidel: "Marriage"

German Stories and Tales..Ed. Robert Pick. N.Y. : Knopf, 1954. (PT 1338 P5).
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: "Rrambambuli" (Story)

New Young German Poets. Ed. Tr. Jerome D. Rothenburg. San Francisco: City Lights, 1959. (PT 1160 E8R77).
Ingeborg Bachmann: "The Time Allotted," "Psalm," "Curriculum Vitae"

Anthology of German Poetry. Ed. Angel Flores. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1960. (PT1160 E5F63)
Droste-Hülshoff: "The Jew’s Beech"

Modern German Poetry, 1910-1960. Tr. M. Hamburger and C. Middleton.
Elsa Lasker-Schüler: "My People, "George Grosz," "To My Friends," "Over shining Shingle"
Gertrud Kolmar: "The Unicorn," "The Old Woman"
Christina Busta: "Snow at Advent"
I. Bachmann: "Every Day," "The Firstborn Land," "Fog Land"

Contemporary German Poetry. Connecticut: New Directions, 1964. (PT 1174 S38).

I. Bachmann: "Songs during Flight," "Borrowed Time"
C. Busta: "Encounter on a Thruway," "Seasons"
Hilde Domin: "Only a Rose for Support," "On a Cloud’s Affidavit," "Morning and Evening II"
Marie Luise Kaschnitz: "I lived, i "Dear Sun," "Burial of a Poet" Christine Levant: "Orison," "My souls, sound and secure," "My loneliness," "If you let me in"
A. Miegel: "Wagon after Wagon"


German Writing Today. Ed. C. Middleton. Baltimore: Penguin, 1967. (PT 1113 M62).
I. Bachmann: "To the Sun"
H.Domini "Fear-Dream"
Nelly Sachs: "In the blue distance," "One may come from far"

Poems from the German. Ed. Helen Plotz. N.Y.: Cromwell. 1967. (PT 1160 E5P7).
I. Bachmann: "The Respite"
Droste-Hülshoff: "The Pond"
Vera Lachmann: "Remembering Sonia"
N. Sachs: "To you That Build the New House"

Cross-Section: Anthology of the PEN Centre GDR. Ed. Wieland Herzfelde and Gunter Cwojdrak. Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1970. (PT 3732 C95).
Dinah Nelken: "Only the Last One Really Dies" (Story)
Ruth Schaumann: "Ismael's Fall" (Story)
Anna Seghers: "Shelter" (Story)
Christa Wolf: "An Afternoon in June" (story)

Works, alphabetically arranged by author

Ilse Aichinger: Herod's Children..N,Y.: AthenaSum, 1963.?PT 2601 116 G82) " Selected:Short Stories and Dialogs. N.Y.: Pergamon, 1966. (PT 2601 I16 A6).
Hannah Arendt: Raphel Varnhagen (a biography). In paperback.
Ingeborg Bachmann: The Thirtieth Year. Tr. M. Bollock. N.Y.: Knopf, 1964.
Vicki Baum:
Central Stores. London: G. Bles, 1942.
Falling Star. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1934.
Grand Hotel. N.Y.: Doudleday, 1931- As A drama in 3 acts in Best Plays of 1930/31.
Helene. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1933.
It was all quite different. Memoirs. N.Y.: Funk and Wagnells, 1964.
Career. London: G. Eles, 1936.
Martin's Summer. N.Y.: Cosmopolitan, 1931
Results of an Accident. London: G. Bles, 1931.
Secret Sentence. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1932.
Shanghai '37. N.Y.: Book League of America, 194Q.
Sing, Sister, Sing. N.Y.: Doubleday, 1936.
Tale of Bali. N.Y.: Literary Guild of America, 1938.
Christine Bruckner:
Gabrielle. Tr. Paul Selver. London: Hale, 1956.
Katarina. Tr. M. Savill. London: Hale, 1958.
Annette Droste-Hülshoff:
"The Jew's Beech". London: Calder, 1958 (PT 1160 E5F63)
Poems, ec. M.E. Atkinson. N.Y.: Oxford U.P. 1964
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: Aphorisms. Tr. G.H. Needier. Toronto: Macheachern, 1959.
Käthe Kollwitz: in Revelations: Diaries of Women. E. Mary Jane Moffat and Charlotte Painter. Vintage V 151, 1974.
Gertrud von Le Fort:
The Judgement of the Sea, Chicago: Regnery, 1962.
Song at the Scaffold. N.Y.: Sheed and Ward, 1951.
The Wife of Pilate. Tr. MC. Buehrle. Milwaukee: Bruce, 1957.
Adelheid Popp: The Autobiography of a Working Woman. Chicago: F.G. Brown & Co., 1913.
Anna Seghers: Revolt of the Fisherman of Santa Barbara and A Price on his Head. Berlin: Seven Seas, 1960.


Clara Viebig:
Absolution. Londons Lane, 1908.
Our Daily Bread. Lofldon: Lane, 1909*
The Son of his Mother. N.Y.: London: Lane, 1913. "Margret's Pilgrimage" in W. Patten, Short Story Classics. N.Y.: Collier, 1907. vol 3: German.
Daughters of Hecuba. London: Allen & Unwin, 1922.
Golden Hills. London: Lane, 1928; N.Y.:Vanguard, 1930.
The Sleeping Army. London: Eenn, 1929» 1930.
The Woman with a Thousand Children. N.Y.: Apple ton, 1930. "The Milk Boy" in H.S. Modern German Short Stories. London: Oxford, 1938.
Christa Wolf: Quest for Christa T, N.Y.: Farrar, 1970.
Clara Zetkin: "My Recollections of Lenin," in Feminism: The Sssential Historical Writings and in The Emancipation of Women, from the writings of V.I. Lenin. N.Y.: International Publ., 1966.


"Foundations of Communist Work Among Women: The German Social Democracy," in Women in Revolution (Journal of Women's Commission of the Spartacist League, #8 and 9, 1975).

In Dimension (Austin, Texas. PT 1 D58):
1.1 (1968) : Ghrista. Reinig: ^Before Leaving"
1.2            :
Margot Scharpenberg: "From my Town" (series of poems)
Gabriele Wohmann: He Still has the Anchovy Sandwich in his Hand: Evildoer; Again Everything has Gone Quite Well
Nelly Sachs: Chorus of Trees; Now Infinite Knowledge of Yours

11.1 (1969): Ilse Aichinger:"Platforms" (story)
Helga M. Novak: 11 poems;"Main Post Office," The Bookmark" (stories)

Christa Reinig: Poems and Prose
Katrine von Hutten: Eleven Visitations
Elisabeth Porchers:"Murder, or This Story is no Proof"

11.3: Nelly Sachs: Beryl Sees in the Nicht (lyric drama), Ingeborg Bachmann:"A Place for Incidents" (story)

III, 1. (1970) 1 Gisela Eisner: "The Initiation" (story)

IV,  1 (1971):
Gabriele Wohmann: 3 stories
Friederike Mayröcker:"Tender Buttons for Suicides"(concrete poem)

IV, 2     : Christa Reinig: 5 poems; Tales of Hantipanti (stories
V, 1 (1972): Katrine von Hutten: poems
V, 2     : Gisela Frohlinde-Meyer: 2 poems
Heike Doutine: 2 poems Annemarie Zornack: 2 poems

VI, 1 (1973). Friederike Mayröcker: "in a rundown neighborhood" (story)
Margot Scharpenberg:"Rehabilitation? (story)

VI,  2.:
Angelika Mechtel: High-Rise Story
Lisa Kahn: 5 poems
Gabriele Wohmann: Norwegian Wood (Radio play)

VI,3: Helga Novak:"Journey of A Woman Nihilist to Verona in Late Autumn" (story)

VII, 1 (1974): Christa Reinig:"The Dog with the Key" (story) Gisela Eisner: "The Engagement" (story)


Bibliogranhical Resources:

Katharine Anthony. Feminism in Germany and Scandinavia. N.Y.t Henry Holt & Co., 1915.

Bayard Quincy Morgan» A Critical Bibliography of German Literature in English Translation 1881-1935 (and supplements)
German Literature in British Magazines. Madison Univ. of Wisc.




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