CFP: Shakespeare's Sisters: Women Writers and Stationers in Early Modern England (no deadline noted; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Bourus, Terri A.
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For the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago, Nov
9-12, 2006


"Shakespeare's Sisters: Women Writers and Stationers in Early Modern
England." Since Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own, scholars have
discovered (and continue to discover) that Shakespeare did, indeed, have
"sisters." These women broke barriers in literature, drama, and in the
printing houses of London. This panel seeks papers that address women
writers from Isabella Whitney to Aphra Behn, and the conventions within
which they wrote including closet drama, poetry, and pamphlets. We are
also interested in papers that examine the roles women played in
printing--and the innovative ways they discovered to compete
successfully in a male-dominated business. Terri Bourus, Indiana
University at Kokomo,


Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Terri Bourus at

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