CFP: [Gender Studies] Women in the Archives: MLA 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Jacqueline Wernimont

The Brown University Women Writers Project seeks paper proposals for a
special session entitled "Women in the Archive" at the 2008 MLA convention
to be held in San Francisco on December 27-31, 2008. As part of our 20th
anniversary the WWP is sponsoring a variety of discussions on the use of
archival materials and their role in the study of women's writing and
culture. For this panel, we are seeking papers that focus on the
historiography of the archive: how the status of archival materials and
methods has changed over time, how the study of early modern women has
emerged from and been shaped by specific archival contexts, and how the
bibliographic nature of archival materials has affected their
representation (through various kinds of editions, facsimiles, digital
reproductions, and so forth) and scholarly consumption.

Please send an abstract of up to 300 words and a one page c.v. to by March 1, 2008.

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