Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals; deadline Dec 5, 2014; conference November 4-8, 2015

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Research Society for American Periodicals

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for a conference session of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In keeping with the conference theme "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," the panel considers periodicals as the "liminal" or threshold sites of engagement between ethnic American cultural producers and their audiences. Papers may especially focus on how the hybridized forms of illustrated periodicals, as both visual and textual forms, enable self-expression for African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latina, and Native American women as authors and artists.
Possible topics may include:
-the dual or "hybrid lives" of ethnic American women as writers and visual artists in periodicals
-collaborations between periodical editors or authors and visual artists
-women cartoonists, illustrators, photographers and graphic designers
-the relationship between text and image in ethnic American magazines, newspapers, and newsletters
-women of color as art critics in American periodical culture
Papers may address any US historical era. Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 1- to 2-page c.v. by December 5, 2014 to Andre√° Williams (Ohio State University) at Please use the subject line "RSAP/SSAWW proposal."