Women and Wilderness: Ecofeminism in Early American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
abourne@reynolds.edu

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.

cfp categories: 
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
gender_studies_and_sexuality