CFP: Be/Longing: Women and the American Home
An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:
Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
The Hilton—Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2017 (early decision); July 1, 2017 (general decision)
The American home signifies American family values, which, from Colonial settlement to the present, have been enabled by women who serve as the moral backbone of the nuclear family. From the duties of republican women during the American Revolution; to the pious, pure, domestic, and virtuous woman of the 19th century Cult of True Womanhood; to the women holding down the “homefront” during WWII; to the ideal housewife of the 1950s; and the backbone of the Conservative “Family Values” campaign of the New Right; women have continually served as a conduit through which to idealize the home space in the United States.
Proposals for complete panels (three related presentations) are also welcome, but they must include an abstract and contact information, including an e-mail address, for each presenter.
Please e-mail your 200-word proposal to the area chair:
Roger Williams University
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