CFP: SCSSAWW Panel The Subversive in the American Sentimental Novel (PAMLA; Deadline: 5.15.14)

The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW) is actively soliciting papers for the panel below:

Panel: The Subversive in the American Sentimental Novel

Conference: PMLA: 112th Annual Conference – Riverside Convention Center,  Riverside, California , Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014

Full name of sponsoring organization of panel: Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW)

SCSSAWW seeks recent work on subversive elements in sentimental novels written by 18th and 19th century American women authors to explore how these novels queried and contested conventional social and cultural expectations for American women of their times.

Proposals of 300-400 words should be submitted to Pacific Modern Language website at:  by May 15, 2014. Please include your email and a one-paragraph bio with the proposal. (Apologies for the short notice.) Decisions on the panel make up will be made promptly and forwarded to the conference organizers for the program notes after May 15, 2014.   Any other questions about the panel may be sent to Christine Danelski at:

The 2015 Pacific Modern Language Association Conference will take place at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. Please see the PMLA website for specific details regarding the rest of the conference program and accommodations.