Sunday, 27 December
53. Girlhood and Nationhood
5:15–6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Hall A2, Loews
A special session
Presiding: Tracy Lemaster, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Presider's Annotation:For session summary and all abstracts, visit www.tracylemaster.com
1. “This Girl Is Not a Girl: The X Case and the Limits of Irish Female Subjectivity,” Jane Elizabeth Dougherty, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale
2. “Female Genital Mutilation Transforms Girls into Women: Ritual Initiation in Somali Memoirs,” Tobe Levin, Univ. of Maryland, European Div.
3. “Tough Girls: Dancing in the Dust,” Denise Handlarski, York Univ., Keele
For abstracts, write to email@example.com.