History and American Women Writers
History in the Hands of American Women Writers,
panel organized by Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers for
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association 109th Annual Conference, Nov. 5-6, 2011, Scripps College, Claremont, CALIFORNIA
This conference panel invites paper proposals that discuss historical fiction,poetry, and/or biographical writings by American female authors from the 17th to the end of the 19th centuries. Accepted papers will focus on the poetic, fictional, historiographical, and/or journalistic (non-fictional) representations of historical people and events. Papers that study the ways women's voices have fashioned history in the literary fabric of American culture and the relationship between genre and gender will be of primary interest.