Women and Work in Literature

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association: PAMLA
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How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Proposals of 250-500 words should be submitted via PAMLA's online system (visit www.pamla.org) by March 31, 2013.