CFP: ASLE-SSAWW Roundtable on Gender and the Underground (ASLE; Deadline 12.6.14)

Call for Proposals SSAWW Panel at Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Meeting—June 23-27, 2015

ASLE-SSAWW Roundtable on Gender and the Underground

In keeping with the ASLE theme, “Notes from Underground,” this roundtable invites conversation on gender and the underground. How, for instance, can writing about (or living or working in) the world underground provide a useful frame of reference for thinking about gender? We welcome talks that examine historical, literary, or visual texts, as well as material artifacts.

We are seeking exciting and creative work-in-progress that would benefit from presentation in a roundtable format. Recognizing that discussion among roundtable participants and between participants and audience members can yield productive results, we seek abstracts of project that could be presented in brief, 5-10 minute remarks (as opposed to formal presentations) and that open themselves up to broad conversation and discussion.

Please send a 250-300 word proposal, a 2-3 sentence bio, and contact information to Tina Gianquitto ( by December 6. Please see the ASLE Conference website ( for more information.