C19 2024: "Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"
The Margaret Fuller Society invites proposals for the following panel at the C19 Conference to be held in Pasadena, CA (14–16 March 2024). Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
"Refusing Foreclosures and Endings: 19C Women Writers' Defiance, Persistence, and Resilience"
The Margaret Fuller Society seeks to form a panel for the March 2024 C19 conference in Pasadena, CA. We invite abstracts of no more than 250 words that engage with Fuller and/or other 19C women writers (American and otherwise) as well as the conference theme—"The End." Papers might consider the following topics, among numerous possibilities:
- untimely ends
- refusing endings
- playing with traditional narrative or poetic endings
- various means to—or around—an end
- reform efforts as well as their imperfections and limits
- failed revolutions
- critiques of “resilience,” as theorized and applied
- finishing schools or crossing finish lines
- finishing as orgasm
- abortion, broadly conceived
- ways around, through, or under seemingly insuperable barriers—including structural racism
- ways in which this new generation of students and faculty are challenging us to change the ends or goals of American literature syllabi
Early career scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Please send proposals and questions to Christina Katopodis at email@example.com with “C19 Proposal” in the subject line by August 26.