CFP: Reconstructing Southern Womanhood in Literature of the American South (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Jacobe, Monica F. 09JACOBE
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>From Belles to Bitches: Reconstructing Southern Womanhood in Literature of the American South


38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland


Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled plantation daughter surviving by her wits and sexuality during the Civil War, is the best-known fictional Southern woman in America. However, real and fictional women of the American South today have little resemblance to Scarlett. Male and female authors of twentieth (and twenty-first) century Southern writing have constructed mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, lovers, leaders, and activists and endowed them with everything from saintly goodness to outright insanity. This panel seeks papers that address these fictional and non-fictional portrayals of Southern women in terms of race, place, and economics as well as age and societal position.


Abstracts of 500 words should be emailed to Monica F. Jacobe at <> no later than September 15, 2006. Questions or queries are welcomed before the deadline.


Please include with your abstract:


Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)


For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 Convention, please visit: Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.


Monica F. Jacobe
Department of English
Catholic University of America

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