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CFP: Legacy at the SSAWW conference in Bordeaux (Deadline: 6.25.16)

CFP: SSAWW conference in Bordeaux, France

Deadline: June 25th, 2016

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers solicits proposals for a guaranteed panel at the SSAWW conference in Bordeaux, France, July 5-8, 2017. Extending the conference CFP, with its keywords such as “transnationalism,” “translation,” and “transatlantic,” we add the term “transgender.” Concepts of movement and transition are central to transgender studies: what might this field add to discussions of “Border Crossings”?  How might we think about trans/genderqueer/gender nonconforming authors, characters, and texts as crossing and re-crossing geographic and symbolic borders?  And how might the borders that prevail in the study of “American women writers” be altered by a consideration of texts by and about transgender women and/or individuals who identify outside of the gender binary?

This Legacy-sponsored panel particularly welcomes papers that explore such questions in work prior to 1940 but will consider submissions on writers from any time period. We solicit papers on a range of genres under the umbrella of cultural production, including the visual arts.

Send your 250-word abstract to Jennifer Putzi at jlputz@wm.edu by June 25, 2016.

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