Big Tree, Small Ax: Unearthing Histories in the Works of Women of Color
MELUS 2019 Women of Color Caucus (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Monday, October 1, 2018

Scholars marvel at the intersectionality of works by women of color—not only in terms of how they artfully navigate the borders of identities, but also how their works transgress conventional borders of genres. On the MELUS 2019 Women of Color Caucus panel, participants will consider how productions by women of color fill existing gaps in official narratives of history. We welcome proposals that examine the ways in which works by women of color—in literature, art, music, film, and/or television—resist erasure, as these authors often use their works to write against status quo. Moreover, we welcome proposals that address how marginalized women of color artists often liberate their audiences, and push them to see these disrupted histories anew.

Send a 250-300 word abstract and a short bio to by September 10, 2018. Junior scholars are encouraged to submit. For more information about MELUS, The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, visit the website; for more information about the MELUS journal, visit the website. For more information about the University of Cincinnati’s English department—our host for the 2019 MELUS Conference—and its graduate programs in Literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, and Professional Writing, please visit their website.

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