CFP: Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century
Deadline for Proposals: July 15, 2014
We are interested in exploring how texts that are written for girls, or represent girls, participate in the work of reform through an evangelical agenda. This collection seeks to contribute to the burgeoning field of childhood studies in U.S. nineteenth-century literature and culture, which has been complicating the boundaries between adult and child and asking what happens when we foreground the child. We are especially interested in essays that explore the cultural work this evangelical literature performs, through its representations of, for example, childhood, kinship structures, discipline, authority, disability, education, race, and class. While our focus is on the U.S., we are also interested in work by British and Canadian writers.
We are seeking essays of 6,000-7,000 words. Please submit proposals of 500 words and a brief CV to Robin Cadwallader (RCadwallader@francis.edu) and Allison Giffen (Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 15, 2014. We are planning a quick turn-around with this collection and the deadlines will be tight once essays are selected. We will notify you of acceptance and timeframe shortly after the deadline for submissions.
Children’s series books
Post-bellum representations of the South and the plantation novel
Children’s abolitionist literature
Treatment of animals
Missionary work, or missionary periodical
Representations of kinship relations
Education, The common school movement or the home school movement
The American Sunday School Movement
The American Tract Society
Lydia Maria Child
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Annie Fellows Johnson
Louisa May Alcott.