Border Rovers: Women Fabulists Writing in the South
Over the past few decades, writers have begun to blur the boundary between “literary” and “genre,” challenging the primacy of “realism” with innovative forms of fabulism. Today, a rich array of women writers use fantasy, fables, fairy tales, horror, and sci-fi tropes to voice complex aspects of gender, sexuality, class, and race. This panel will explore ways that contemporary female writers living in the South invent radical new forms of lyricism and storytelling to contend with the complexities of identity in an increasingly interconnected world.
Panelists include Mildred K. Barya, Lindsey Drager, J.C. Sasser, and Julia Liz Elliott.