Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA 2016 panel "Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional". This panel invites abstracts exploring the Brontës' ability to create striking female characters. Do these authors create conventional women characters or do they deviate from contemporary societal expectations? What might be the motivation or the outcome of creating either type? Papers are invited to examine the traditional, non-traditional, expected and unexpected constructions of womanhood found in the Brontë sisters' works.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract by September 30, 2015 to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16012.