American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature/ November 5-7, 2010 Atlanta

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South Atlantic Modern Language Assocation (SAMLA)
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What kinds of "cultural work" do child characters do in literary works? How is gender performed by these characters? How is national identity formed? This panel seeks papers which address these issues or others centered on the representation of childhood in American literary texts before 1900.

Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Nesmith, University of South Carolina, at:


Submission deadline: June 1, 2010