Victorian Women Writers: Constructions of Masculinity, April 7-10, 2011

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Few critics have addressed fully the various models of masculinity extant in British Victorian women's writings. How are men 'constructed'? Do these women writers adhere to the same ideals of Victorian manliness as male authors? This panel will focus on Victorian women writers' representations of masculinity in the mid to late nineteenth-century. We welcome abstracts on British authors ranging from Elizabeth Gaskell to Florence Nightingale. Please email 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2010.