[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

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SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. 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 children and childhood in American literary texts before 1900.

SAMLA
American Literature I (pre-1900)
Atlanta, Nov. 5-7, 2010

Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Nesmith at: cnesmith[at]sc.edu.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2010

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary