The Hero Is Female

deadline for submissions: 
June 7, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
2021 PCAS/ACAS New Orleans Sept. 30 - Oct 2

The Hero is Female Katniss Everdeen’s hand signal is now used at real-world rallies, and Princess Leia is the face of the real-world resistance movement. More than ever fictional female protagonists are symbols of hope and strength during these turbulent times, but power can take many forms and often these characters can take nontraditional paths. This panel will focus on female protagonists in fiction and film, with an emphasis on genre narratives, as we examine the ways in which women of all ages gain revelations and empowerment.

This conference is not virtual and will be held in-person. We're only considering abstacts from those who plan to attend. If you are interested and able to attend, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by June 07, 2021 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University crystal.odavidson@mga.edu .