ASA panel: Girlhood, Poverty, and Sentimentalism, Deadline: 1/2/2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Annual Convention
contact email: 
kproehl@clemson.edu

I am interested in paper proposals for an ASA panel focused on the intersections of girlhood, poverty and sentimentalism. I am particularly interested in research focused on the nineteenth century but will consider papers from a wide range of historical periods. I am open to a variety of different disciplinary approaches. Papers may address the following topics, among others: labor and reform, industrialism, race, sexuality, violence, coming-of-age literature, and transatlantic/ or transnational approaches to the study of girlhood.

Please send 400 word abstracts and 150-300 word bios to Kristen Proehl, Clemson: kproehl@clemson.edu by Jan. 2, 2013.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian