The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World will organize a session at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be in held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.
In keeping with the conference theme of “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” we are particularly interested in papers that explore issues of liminality and hybridity in the work of Davis and her contemporaries. The SSAWW CFP suggests a range of topics including: Alienation and/or disillusionment as states of in-betweeness; Borders and peripheries; Boundaries between/within the built environment and/or the natural environment; Child, adult and blurring boundaries; In between public and private or the semi-private, the semi-public; Historical constructions of space, place, home; Liminal spaces in the home; Immigration and/or citizenship; Inside and outside—the academy, the canon, etc.; The mainstream and/or the subversive; The margin and/or the center; Obscurity and celebrity; Pressures of normalization; Transatlantic; and Transgressions. See https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/ssaww-2015-call-for-papers-deadline-2-13-15/ for more information. We are especially interested in papers that explore Davis’s lesser-known work.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.
Presenters must be members of the Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World. For information about joining the society, please visit our website at http://scotus.francis.edu/rebeccahardingdavis/
Deadline: January 15, 2015