CFP: Mark Twain Circle Panel for MLA 2019, Chicago January 3-6.

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2018
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Literature, Sexuality Studies, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Mark Twain and Gender

Although Mark Twain’s writing shows a partiality toward masculine experiences and perspectives, critical scholarship in the last 20 years or so has chipped away at the masculine critical bias. The Mark Twain Circle seeks proposals for papers that pursue these gender investigations further, re-interpreting representations of masculinity, femininity, or cross-dressing in the writings of Mark Twain or the influence of gendered social conventions on the life of Samuel Clemens. 

We welcome research perspectives that highlight the ways in which gender intersects with race and class. All presenters be members of MLA at the time of the panel’s submission to the program,1 April 2018.  Membership in the Mark Twain Circle is desirable but not mandatory. We especially encourage submissions from emerging scholars and members of underrepresented groups. 

Send proposals to Larry Howe, Vice-president of the Mark Twain Circle, Professor of English, Roosevelt University

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

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