NeMLA 2022 Panel Carework Temporalities in US Literature and Culture

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2021
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Literature, Labor History / Studies

Carework Temporalities in US Literature and Culture Panel for 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD). 

The current moment is rich with activism and scholarship devoted to the role of care in feminist visions of justice. Work in economics, health, sociology, history, public policy, humanities and the arts have taken up questions of care that have long been a part of feminist research, activism, and theory. The panel seeks presentations on how care and time are implicated in gendered and raced representations of care in literature, art, and media. In seeking to understand the relation between care, time and representation, papers might address time and temporalities in any number of ways: how representations of carework challenge capitalist time, the racialized and gendered temporalities of care, how past and present visions of carework reimagine the future. 

Please submit abstracts to the NeMLA portal at by Sept. 30th. 


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Ann Kennedy 

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