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

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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.