16 March 2012

Call for Papers: Anger in Women's Fiction (MLA 2013, Boston)

Post date: 16 March 2012
Deadline: 26 March 2012

This panel will focus on anger in twentieth and twenty-first-century fictional works by women writers both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

Contempt for women’s anger has been a longtime companion to misogyny, making the expression of rage on women’s part a particularly radical gesture. Further, women’s texts that rely systematically on anger are quite rare and often exist at the margins of literature. Those that do become canonical, like the works of Elfriede Jelinek and Annie Ernaux, remain profoundly disturbing as their excessive and destructive force proves to be uncontainable by their status as established literature.

Submissions can address questions of aesthetics, politics, theory, or philosophy in relation to the proposed theme. Close readings and interdisciplinary work are welcomed.

Note that I have been approached by a publishing house to propose an edited volume based on the proceedings of the panel.

Please send your 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Caroline Godart (caroline.godart@gmail.com) by March 26, 2012.


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