NeMLA Panel, “Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America”

Abstracts due: September 30, 2013

Dates: April 3-6, 2014

Location: Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, PA

Entire CFP Link

This panel examines bawdy-house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization throughout the 19th century as reflected in literary texts, illustrated magazines, plays, and photography.

Topics can include: miscegenation, disease, urbanization, politics, temperance, manners, prostitution, abolition, religion, and sporting life.

Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca Williams,, with ’NeMLA 2014’ in subject line.


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