CFP: The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice, NWSA 2018 (2/9/18; 11/8-11/18)

by Jessica C. Murphy

The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice
The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest
Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018
Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of
freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest
group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops
based on the proposals we receive.
We seek presentations that address:
• Early modern rethinking of gender, sexuality, family, and / or disability
• Early modern explorations of bio-politics and the limits of the human
• Early modern representations of revolutionary or utopian projects
• Early modern women’s negotiations of possibility and impossibility
• Early modern women and race vis-a-vis the proto-capitalist state

Please send abstracts of 250 words and a list of major primary and
secondary sources to Kris McAbee at by Friday February
9, 2018.
The NWSA annual conference regularly draws more than 1,900 attendees
and is the only annual meeting exclusively dedicated to showcasing the
latest feminist scholarship. The 2018 conference will be held in Atlanta
November 8-11, 2018. For more information about the National Women’s
Studies Association visit