CFP: The Subversive in Sentimental Novels (ALA: Washington, D.C.; May 22-25, 2014. Deadline: January 27, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Danelski/ Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW)
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SCSSAWW seeks recent work on subversive elements in sentimental novels written by 18th and 19th women authors to explore how these novels queried and contested conventional social and cultural expectations for American women of their times.

Proposals of 300-400 words should be submitted to by January 30, 2014. Please include your email and a one-paragraph bio with the proposal. (Apologies for the short notice.)

The 2014 American Literature Association Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Please see the ALA website for specific details regarding the rest of the conference program.

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