Women & Work in Literature

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Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women's ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

Please send 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals to session co-chair Susanne Weil at susanne.weil@yahoo.com by May 8, 2016. PAMLA also requests that proposals be submitted through their website at www.pamla.org. The PAMLA Conference will be Nov 11-13 in Pasadena, California, and presenters must join PAMLA by May 15.