Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women (SSAWW)

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Suha Kudsieh
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Society for the Stuidy of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference
November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Panel on: "Arab American Women: Representation, Reception and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Literature by Women"

This panel welcomes papers that examine how Arab American women are represented in women's writing and in particular how Arab American women authors subvert, negotiate or overturn ethnic and gender stereotypes.

Some of the issues that could be examined include: the role an author's ethnicity plays in depicting Arab American women; audience's reception and expectations regarding representations of Arab American women; the techniques that have allowed Arab American women authors to negotiate, rewrite or subvert ethnic, political, and racial stereotypes; and the impact of 9/11 on Arab American gendered subjectivity.

Proposals of 250-350 words are welcome. Please send them to: kudsieh__at__gmail.com along with your name (please remove underscores from e-mail address) with your e-mail, and affiliation by Feb. 10 , 2015

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