This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles-social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise-of women. Topics may include the figure of the hostess in literary works, as well as the writer as hostess. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts about the hostess as a literary figure to Meghan Gilbert-Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30.
Texas A&M University
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