CFP: [American] Womenâs War Fiction (5/30/2008; ALA Fiction Symposium; 10/2/2008 - 10/4/2008)
American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction (October 2-4, 2008 in Savannah,
I invite proposals for papers that examine war fiction written by American women. Their voices
have been marginalized in many major studies of American war literature, but a number of
anthologies and scholarly works in recent years have brought greater attention to their texts. This
panel is broadly conceived to add to this burgeoning area of study. I seek papers that examine
individual works of fiction by women or that more broadly consider womenâ€™s voices concerning war
issues. Who are the major female authors of American war literature? What works by American
women soldiers should be given scholarly attention? How has womenâ€™s war fiction contributed to
â€œmodern memory,â€ as Paul Fussell terms it?
To submit a proposal, please provide a one-page abstract and one-page â€¨c.v. on or before May 30,
2008. Be sure to include your mailing address and email. Submit via MS Word attachment to Mary
Carney at mcarney_at_gsc.edu.
See americanliterature.org for more information on the â€¨conference.
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