This panel seeks to explore cinematic representations of female itinerancy: women as vagabonds, flaneurs, tramps, nomads, drifters, seekers, pilgrims, or picaros. What is the symbolic valence of such images? How have films revised or revisited tropes of female "wandering"?
Please send 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2010 to Elizabeth Alsop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with your submission, please include your contact information, affiliation, and any AV requirements you may have.
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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