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CFP: Convention and Contravention: Vexing Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing (Edited Anthology; Deadline 9.12.14)

Call for proposals for edited anthologyConvention and Contravention: Vexing Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing

Editor: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos
CFP Deadline: 9/12/14

When existing conditions actively work to suppress women’s expression, how can the female subject assert herself? How does the space between depiction of and satire/critique of gender roles manifest in nineteenth-century women’s writing? How, through their literary works, do nineteenth-century American women writers engage the space between performing idealized gender roles and affirming or challenging those roles, to depict the female subject negotiating between real self and role self to navigate the world? This CFP seeks essays investigating the relationship between engaging, endorsing, and repudiating restrictive gender roles in nineteenth-century American women’s literature. Topics for investigating the relationship between engaging, endorsing, and repudiating restrictive gender roles in nineteenth-century American women’s literature may include: the cult of domesticity, the Poetess figure, antebellum aesthetics, literary sentimentality, variations on the “angel at the hearth” trope, etc. Essays focusing on works by specific writers are welcome, as are comparative essays investigating thematic connections throughout a selection of works.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Mary Ellen Iatropoulos atmaryiatrop@gmail.com by noon on Friday, September 12th, 2014.

Accepted contributors will be informed by October 1st, 2014. First drafts will be due in December, and final drafts will be due in March 2015 with the goal of a Fall 2015 publication date.

Abstract Deadline: 9/12/14

Please include with your abstract: Name, Affiliation, Email address, and Postal address

Mary Ellen Iatropoulos
Independent Scholar
Director of Education, Children’s Media Project
maryelleniatropoulos.com
Email: maryiatrop@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://maryelleniatropoulos.com/2014/06/29/vexinggenderbook/
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