CFP: Women of Color and Labor (10/30/06; MELUS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Dodge, Georgina
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The MELUS WOCC(Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States, Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for a panel at
the MELUS 21st Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2007, hosted by
California State University, Fresno. This session engages with the
overall conference theme of "Work, Migration, and Globalization:
Contested Journeys in Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature."

WOCC Panel: "'Laboring under these conditions': Women Writers of Color
on Work, Class and Creativity"-Women of color have long written about
the various conditions under which their characters have labored, with
outcomes ranging from exploitation and alienation to self-realization
and potential. How do considerations of work and/or class enable us to
analyze, understand, or appreciate creativity, whether literary or
other? What connections exist between women's labor, in all senses of
the word, and creativity? Explorations of these and other questions are

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to Trina Philips
at <> by October 30, 2006. Questions about the
session or the WOCC should be directed to Georgina Dodge at

All presenters must be members of MELUS. For information about
membership and renewal visit the MELUS website

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