James and the Women (deadline for proposals, Sept. 30th, 2009; April 7-11, 2010)

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NeMLA convention, Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010

This pre-approved panel on Henry James and women writers seeks proposals for papers on Henry James's fiction and/or criticism that extend assessments of James's literary relationship to women writers. Topics might include James's appropriations of British as well as American women writers' work, both popular and literary; new perspectives on his relations with women writers that have already received critical attention; instances of women writers appropriating James; James's effect on the careers and writing of women writers he reviewed; comparisons of James relationships to women writers with those of other male figures such as Higginson, and other topics. Please direct 250-500 word proposals, and a brief biographical statement to Rita Bode: rbode@trentu.ca by September 30th, 2009. Queries welcome.

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