Female Friendship in Local Color Fiction - Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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Gail C. Keating - Penn State University
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This panel seeks papers on the New England local color writers, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rose Terry Cooke, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman, focusing primarily on the emotional support the women in their fiction provided one another, especially as they aged and how their lives were not bounded by the restrictions of either marriage or spinsterhood. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Gail C. Keating - gck3@psu.edu