CFP: [General] NeMLA 2009: Women in Country Music: At Home on the Road

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Molly Brost
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Women in Country Music: At Home on the Road

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

For decades, female country musicians have struggled with a dichotomy
between "home" and "the road." Though women in country music have
traditionally been positioned in relation to the home, touring often takes
them out of the domestic sphere. As a result, some female musicians
struggle to maintain their domestic images, while others cast such
expectations aside, singing about the need to leave the home. This panel
seeks to examine how female country musicians address this omnipresent
conflict between home and the road via analyses of specific musicians,
performances, and/or songs. Please send 250-300 word proposals to with "NeMLA country music panel" in the subject line
by September 15, 2008.

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