CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:
“Race, Sex, and Bawdy-House Life in Antebellum America”
This panel examines bawdy-house and/or rooming or lodging house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.
Topics and/or critical paradigms can include, but are certainly not limited to: miscegenation, class, disease, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, expansion, politics, temperance, manners, conduct, prostitution, gambling, race, gender, abolitionism, feminism, religion, sporting life, critical race/queer theory and reader-response.
Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca L. Williams, email@example.com, with ‘MLA 2013’ in subject line.
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