Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context, 1/5/13
CFP: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, May 22-24, 2014
Transnational Tomboys: Gender Subversion in a Global Context
In response to the Berks conference theme, "Histories on the Edge," I'm interested in organizing a panel that examines literary and historical tomboys--or, more generally, girls who challenge gender norms--across different geographical regions and historical periods. I am open to a proposals from a variety of different disciplines, including English, History, American Studies, women's/gender/queer studies, film, communications, and others. Possible areas of focus include:
- Tomboys in international film, such as the recent French-language film, Tomboy (2011)
- Tomboy figures in multi-ethnic and/or transnational literature.
- Global girls' networks and activism.
- LGBTQ children's literature.
- Gender subversion in graphic novels, such as Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis
- Girls' responses to violence, particularly in non-U.S. contexts.
- Historical tomboy figures, esp. medieval and early modern periods.
Please send 250 word abstracts and a short CV to Kristen Proehl, Clemson University, firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan 5, 2013.