Friday, March 16, 2012

Call for Papers: Lesbian/ Queer Representations in Works Written by Women (PAMLA, Seattle)

Post date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Deadline: 22 April 2012

We are currently accepting proposals for PAMLA's annual "Women in Literature" panel. This year's conference will be held in Seattle, Washington from Oct 19th - 21st, 2012. As the subject is a rather broad one, a range of scholarly perspectives will be welcomed. Potential topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

- Contemporary or "Postmodern" Women Writers
- Feminist/Lesbian/Queer Representations in works written by women
- Feminine ecriture (or other modes of "female" writing)
- Women Writing Women
- Women Writing in Male-Dominated Genres (Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, etc.)
- Postcolonial Women Writers
- Geographical and Historical Contexts
- Motherhood/Creative Acts
- Female Sexuality/Jouissance
- "The Woman Question"
- "The Madwoman in the Attic"

If interested, please submit your proposal by April 22nd (no more than 500 words) via the PAMLA website, at: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

The PAMLA website also provides detailed information regarding membership requirements and conference registration. Should you have any further questions, please contact presiding officer Hannele Kivinen at hkivinen@yorku.ca.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: hkivinen@yorku.ca

For submissions: hkivinen@yorku.ca

Website: http://www.pamla.org/2012/
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