CFP: Women & Work in Literature

CFP: Women & Work in Literature; Special Session at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

When: Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

Where: Pasadena, California, USA

Submission guidelines: Please send 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals to session co-chair Susanne Weil at or by June 10, 2016. PAMLA also requests that proposals be submitted through their website at

How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality, and national identity effect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

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