This CFP is for a pre-approved, Legacy-sponsored panel for the SSAWW 2021 Triennial Conference, to be held November 4-7 in Baltimore, Maryland. At a time when many literary scholars are wondering how our work can more directly contribute to struggles for justice and survival, it makes sense to ask how the writers we study answered that question for themselves. We invite proposals for papers focusing on any aspect of the intersection between women’s literature with political organizing/activism. Topics could include women’s literature about political organizing, women’s literature that contributes to political organizing, political organizing on behalf of women’s literature, or women writers who are political activists. Other approaches welcome!
Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Kate Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 29.