CFP: Parody and Burlesque of Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)
A panel or panels on parodies, spoofs, and burlesques of Girl Sleuth fictions
is being organized for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths. The panel looks to examine how girl sleuth fictions are parodied.
What values are being satirized in these works, and for what purpose? In what
ways do parodical representations of characters like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames,
etc. alter the originals? The panel looks to exmaine this question in light of
such works as Mabel Maney's Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless series, Kate
Emburg's Susan Slutt series, recent single-title works by Chelsea Cain, Susan
Kandel, and others.
To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.