CFP: [American] Domesticity and Community

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey
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Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Fourth Conference of
the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, October 21-24, 2009,
in Philadelphia. The panel will examine the ways in which nineteenth and
twentieth century American women writers consider, challenge, adapt to, and
even manipulate domesticity as a way to gain access to a larger community.
 Potential topics might include domestic space, housework, motherhood, and
other versions of domesticity, as well as communities based on race,
gender, class, politics, or varied combination of these and other
categories. Writers of all genres are of interest.

The proposed panel will attempt to answer the following question: How did
women utilize their domestic roles to reach outward toward and/or initiate
and build larger communities?

Interested participants should send abstracts and a one-page CV to Meghan
Gilbert-Hickey ( by December 1.

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