Apologies for cross-posting
Call for Papers
NWSA Journal Special Issue, 2003
“Gender and Modernism Between the Wars, 1918-1939"
The _NWSA Journal_, the scholarly publication of the National Women’s
Studies Association, announces plans for a special issue, “Gender and
Modernism Between the Wars, 1918-1939.”
The interwar period is particularly interesting for interrogating the
various meanings of modernism and its connection to gender questions in
cultural and social history. Although the two decades between the world
wars are the focus, coverage may be broadly conceived, in terms of
trends, causes, and influences outside the period.
The special issue seeks contributions from philosophy, literature, art,
music, drama, film, criticism and theory, history, popular culture, and
the social sciences. We also encourage studies of events and movements
in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as North America and Europe.
We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies that cut
across traditional boundaries and challenge received opinions on
modernism and modernization. Reviews and review essays will also be a
part of the issue.
Some topics that could be addressed:
--The Making of the Modern Woman (in different cultures?)
--Nationalism and Gender in Eastern Europe
--Modernism and Gender in the cultures of Asia, 1918-1939
--Is gender a necessary part of the definition of modernism?
--How do the specifics of various national revolutions and independence
movements—Russia, Turkey, India, for example—relate to gender questions
and received opinions about modernity, race, and sexuality?
--Contextual studies of specific thinkers
--How ideas about “the modern” and “gender” were constructed and
--How views of feminism intersected with ideas on sexuality, the
“abnormal,” the disabled.”
Authors are invited to query and/or send a 300 word abstract by April 1,
2002, but decisions will be based on complete papers. Deadline for 3
copies of 25-30 page papers, double-spaced, with parenthetical citations
and a complete references page: 30 June 2002. Decisions in the fall of
Dr. Maggie McFadden, Editor, NWSA Journal
109 IG Greer, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608 U.S.A.
[log in to unmask]
Amy Watson Ruth, Managing Editor
109 IG Greer
PO Box 32132
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2132
e-mail: [log in to unmask]