Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Fourth Conference of
the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, October 21-24, 2009,
in Philadelphia. The panel will examine the ways in which nineteenth and
twentieth century American women writers consider, challenge, adapt to, and
even manipulate domesticity as a way to gain access to a larger community.
Potential topics might include domestic space, housework, motherhood, and
other versions of domesticity, as well as communities based on race,
gender, class, politics, or varied combination of these and other
categories. Writers of all genres are of interest.