Call for Proposals for SSAWW 2018
Panel Proposal: “American Women Making History”
Description: Seeking two-three additional papers and a Chair. With the decentering of the “book” in literary studies, and the decentering of the published “author” in the study of American women writers, scholars are increasingly turning their attention to the other genres of literary production women engaged in – from their contributions to literary societies to their reform and advocacy writings. This panel seeks to bring together papers on American women writers contributing to the making of “history.” One paper will examine the work of African American women authors contributing historical writing to the A.M.E. Church Review, the quarterly publication of the African Methodist Episcopal Church during the Progressive Era (roughly 1890 to 1920). Other papers addressing the historical writing of American women writers of any era welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract and two-page CV as .docx files to Dr. Cynthia Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 13, 2018.