Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic ALA May 2014 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
leslie.allison@temple.edu

This panel seeks new interpretations of Shirley Jackson’s work that move beyond the gothic.

Shirley Jackson was a prolific writer, writing in a variety of genres, publishing in a plethora of venues, and addressing many different audiences. Yet, too often, scholarship has been limited to a discussion on her contribution to the gothic. This panel seeks new interpretations of Shirley Jackson’s work that move beyond the gothic. Readings that situate her work historically in context of the Cold War, consider her in comparison with other contemporary writers of the time, or address issues of race, gender, and disability within her work are especially welcome. Additionally, this panel seeks to devote interest to her lesser-known works. Please submit an abstract between 150-300 words and a brief bio to Leslie Allison at leslie.allison@temple.edu by January 20, 2014. Selected papers will be included in a proposed panel for the American Literature Association’s 2014 Conference in Washington, D.C., May 22-25.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
twentieth_century_and_beyond