Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Her Word as Witness: 19th Century Narratives of Self-Preservation and Identity--Roundtable (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, African-American, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies
Location: Boston, Masssachusetts
Organization: NeMLA

This roundtable panel seeks short papers on 19th century women's preoccupation with identity, self-preservation and self-determination fcusing on the relationship between the text, the discourse and the narrator.What kinds of access did women have to self preservation? For her days spent in hiding Jacobs said, ‘I would gladly forget them if I could.’ How did women reveal their desire to attain self-determination? What was the meaning of ‘self-determination’ for Jacobs, Forten, Grimke, Truth? Send 450-word abstracts, and a brief bio-sketch to anadolu@temple.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation, and a brief bio-sketch;

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.htm l

Contact Email: anadolu@temple.edu

Website: http://temple.edu/aas