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"The Image and the Word"

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1) “Gender and Genre in American Literature: Women Authors and Their Perception of the Gender/Genre Intersection”
Panel Chair: Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro .
E-mail: alexmontenegro@t-com.me


The aim of this panel is to focus on women authors in American literature, who belong to different chronological frameworks and who write in different genres. A special focus will be on their auto-poetical observations about ars poetica in general, with examples from their works that emphasise their perceptions, doubts and transgressions of what was, in the course of their lives and their work, perceived as fixed and accepted generic expression. Criticisms of their works, published during the second part of the twentieth century, as well as postmillennial perceptions of their work, will be analysed. The aforementioned issues are taken into consideration, as they mark the beginning of an important chronological frame of reference when critical recognition of their works expanded. This was also the time when their literary texts were re-examined and there were changes to the critical structures that remained insufficient and unwilling to include the process of evaluation that was sporadic when their most important literary works were published. Within the frame of reference of this panel we are encouraging papers on nineteenth, and twentieth-century and postmillennial American women authors, writing in a variety of genres and initiating the transitional periods in the history of American literature that significantly advanced the process of demarginalising and restructuring the frameworks proposed by the histories of American literature, as well as on critical studies by scholars that focus more on the traditional perceptions of this literature. The interdisciplinary aspect of this transition will also be taken into consideration, since the intersection of literary, visual and film techniques has, in the works of some women authors, affected the way in which they have regarded their relationship to different genres.



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Panel Chairs will notify applicants of their acceptance/rejection no later than November 15, 2016.

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Students have to become SAAS members (if they are not SAAS/ASA/APEEA/HELAAS members already) and pay 50 percent of the registration fee (60€ early bird/75€ late registration) if they wish to present a paper and/or attend the "Félix Martín" Doctoral Seminar.

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Further guideliness for participants can be found here.

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