Women in Urban Spaces (January 31, 2015)
Call for papers for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia
Inspired by the conference theme of “Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives,” as well as our setting in Philadelphia, this panel will examine the possibilities for—and potential threats to—liminality and hybridity that emerge for women in urban spaces. How might urban spaces, whether actual or imagined, offer women writers opportunities to reconfigure gender roles, family structures, class positions, and/or work? How might literary texts allow writers to experiment with and theorize such reconfigurations? Submissions on all forms and periods welcome, including fiction, poetry, drama, essays and journalism.
Please email 250-word abstract and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2015.