CFP: Paratext and Authorship in American Women’s Writing at SSAWW, Legacy Panel (Deadline 2.5.2018)

CFP: Paratext and Authorship in American Women’s Writing 
Deadline: February 5, 2018
Contact: Susan Tomlinson, University of Massachusetts Boston (
The editors of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers invite paper proposals for our guaranteed panel at the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference, to be held in Denver November 7-11, 2018.
From the prefatory materials to Ann Bradstreet’s The Tenth Muse and Phillis Wheatley’s Poems of Various Subjects to Toni Morrison’s dedication to “Sixty million and more” in Beloved, paratext has long played a crucial role in framing the production, reception, and consumption of American women’s writing. This panel explores new approaches to how paratext has shaped our thinking and writing about history, authorship, and narrative space. We welcome papers that break new ground in the study of paratext with respect to American women’s writing, especially those that consider the topic in light of the issues of recovery and resistance.
Please send a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement to Susan Tomlinson ( by February 5, 2018Those proposing their work will be notified of acceptance in advance of the general CFP deadline of 16 February.