Domestic (Horror) Stories: Women Writers of the American Cold War Period

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
jander31@tnstate.edu

Domestic (Horror) Stories: Women Writers of the American Cold War Period
Special Session proposed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for MLA in January 2015.
The Cold War period in America is typically remembered as a time in which women were returned to the domestic sphere en masse. This panel solicits proposals for work on women writing during the Cold War (roughly 1945- early 70s) about the horrors, limits, and anxieties of domestic and family life. Some writers to consider: Sylvia Plath, Shirley Jackson, Jean Kerr, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O'Connor, May Sarton, Diane di Prima, Alix Kates Shulman, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen.
Please send a 300 word abstract and brief bio to Jill E. Anderson at jander31@tnstate.edu by March 22.

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african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond