CFP: Mattie Griffith Antebellum Antislavery for SSAWW 2021 (Deadline: 12.20.2020)

For the forthcoming SSAWW 2021 conference, we are assembling a panel centered on antebellum antislavery novelist and poet Mattie Griffith.  Papers for this panel can consider any facet of Griffith’s literary and activist work, or contextualize Griffith within U.S. women’s or Kentucky abolitionist writing.  Current panelists’ papers center on Griffith’s examinations of reading and activism in Griffith’s novel Madge Vertner, and on her abolitionist poetry.

If interested in submitting a paper for consideration on this panel, please submit a 50 word biography and a 250 word paper proposal (and also address any and all queries and questions) to Holly Kent at hkent3@uis.edu by Sunday, December 20th.