Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Robin Visel/Doris Lessing Studies
contact email: 

Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: “Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

Our refereed journal, published yearly online, invites submissions on this special topic of Doris Lessing’s work. Manuscripts, which should follow the current MLA handbook for style, must be typed, double-spaced, and between twelve and eighteen pages in length. Manuscripts in Microsoft Word should be submitted to the editor, Robin Visel ( as email attachments. Endnotes should be indicated by superscript numbers manually added within the text and typed in at the end of the article. Contributors may also submit short essays, notes, reviews, news, bibliographies, announcements, and reports of classroom experiences.

Deadline: May 1, 2018