The topic of masculinity has only recently begun to enter contemporary critical dialogue on nineteenth-century American women writers. For ALA 2003, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites proposals for papers addressing representations of masculinity in women's fiction published from approximately 1820-1860. The Society particularly encourages proposals that address works by Sedgwick, but papers on any of Sedgwick's fellow women writers are welcome. Comparative approaches, including comparisons to male writers, and all theoretical approaches, including gender and queer theory, are also welcome.
Panelists will be selected through a blind reading process. Send a cover letter and separate proposal by Nov. 1 to Jenifer Elmore or e-mail your letter with the proposal attached as a Word document.
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