As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women’s roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality.This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature. How do women encounter, write about or re-write various conceptions of the sacred in both poetry and fiction? What are the social and cultural implications of these literary works? This panel seeks proposals for 15-20 minute presentations. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Jill Neziri at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ‘NeMLA Proposal’.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)