"Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity" C19: Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012

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Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

CFP: Women Writers and Interdisciplinarity
C19: "Prospects: A New Century"
Berkeley, CA, 12-15 April 2012
For more information about the conference: http://c19americanists.org/conference/

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World is seeking participants for a panel at the next C19 conference to be held in Berkeley, California on April 12-15, 2012. In the spirit of Davis's life-long interests in medicine and law, the society would like to sponsor a panel focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to and by 19th century women writers. At a time when many "disciplines" were emerging and becoming professionalized and thus compartmentalized, 19th century women writers produced texts that reflect, contradict, resist, and/or otherwise comment on this boundary ideology. We are interested in papers that offer interdisciplinary perspectives on and/or explore the interdisciplinary tendencies of these writers. How do women writers engage the discourses of law, medicine, science, philosophy, sociology, economics, and others in their works? How do women writers negotiate these emerging boundaries between various disciplinary practices?

Please submit a 300 word abstract and brief CV by Friday, September 23, 2011 to:

Sharon Harris
University of Connecticut Storrs
Mischa Renfroe
Middle Tennessee State University