Wandering Women: Female Itinerancy on Film (NeMLA, 4/7-10; 9/30)

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Elizabeth Alsop/Northeast Modern Languages Association
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This panel seeks to explore cinematic representations of female itinerancy: women as vagabonds, flaneurs, tramps, nomads, drifters, seekers, pilgrims, or picaros. What is the symbolic valence of such images? How have films reimagined literary, social, or historical tropes of female "wandering"? Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Alsop at ealsop@gmail.com.