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September 4, 2011

CFP: Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls

Conference: Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls
Place: Melbourne
Date: June 13-15, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2011

Description: »Scholars from Art History, English, Cultural Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Education and cognate fields are invited to submit proposals that engage with any aspect of the intersection of British colonialism and girlhood in the period 1815-1930. Papers may be inspired by, but are certainly not limited to, the following themes:
• colonial girls as representative of British imperial ideals
• tensions between imperial and national/colonial identities
• the circulation of feminine ideals between colonies
• print culture and the development of gendered colonial ideals
• Indigenous girlhoods
• coming of age in the colonies
• colonial life as a threat to girlhood
• girlhoods and evolving nationalisms
• British representations of colonial femininity
• class and labour in the colonies
• the imagined role of colonial girls in the British Empire«.

More information: CFP website or H-Net Announcements.