Program Archive
Viewing convention Program information from 2009

Session Details

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

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

No comments have been posted for this session.