Women and Wilderness: Ecofeminism in Early American Literature

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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel invites papers which take an ecofeminist approach to American literature written by women in the 17th to mid-19th centuries, fiction and non-fiction. Consider texts that explore ways in which women interact with the natural world, and the consequences of such relationships. How do women in the texts (both writers and characters) portray relationships with the land? Are they aware of, complicit in or attempting to resist strategies of patriarchal domination which are also being applied to the environment? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Ashley Bourne at abourne@reynolds.edu. Deadline Sept. 30th. Include in email: Name and affiliation, email address and AV requirements if any.

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