Contemporary Women's Novels: The Changing Story? (NeMLA 2011 4/7-4/11) New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts due Sept. 30

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Karen E. Waldron, College of the Atlantic
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To what extent can contemporary fiction by women and about women from different cultures can be brought together coherently for discussion? What has happened to such fiction as women's political and social conditions have been challenged? This session will investigate how women's fictional plotting has changed with globalization and what that contributes to the comparability/incomparability of these works. Email 300-500 word abstracts about recent women's novels in a comparative / world literature teaching context to
Chair: Karen E. Waldron
Areas: Women's and Gender Studies; World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to the beautiful university town of New Brunswick for its 2011 Convention. The NeMLA Board and Rutgers are working together to bring top scholars as speakers and to create special events that will draw on the rich resources of the area. Sessions will run Thursday afternoon through Sunday midday, with pre-convention workshops under consideration.

Abstract deadline for most sessions: September 30, 2010

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