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CFP: Rebecca Harding Davis panels at SSAWW and ALA (1.15.15)

Reminder:  CFP Davis session at ALA 2015

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association’s 26th Annual Conference.  The conference will be held in May, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA.  For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis’s work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.

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

Please send a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch to:

Mischa Renfroe

Middle Tennessee State University

mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu

and

Sharon Harris

sharon.harris@uconn.edu

Reminder:  CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015

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 environmentChild, adult and blurring boundariesIn between public and private or the semi-private, the semi-publicHistorical constructions of space, place, homeLiminal spaces in the homeImmigration and/or citizenshipInside and outside—the academy, the canon, etc.The mainstream and/or the subversiveThe margin and/or the centerObscurity and celebrityPressures 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 athttp://scotus.francis.edu/rebeccahardingdavis/http://scotus.francis.edu/rebeccahardingdavis/

Deadline:  January 15, 2015

Please submit a 250 word abstract and brief biographical sketch or CV to Mischa Renfroe at mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu and Sharon Harris (Sharon.harris@uconn.edu )

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