CFP: [Gender Studies] Women and Literature: Past, Present, Future - Special Journal Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ross

As Virginia Woolf observed in her time that it was only a matter of time
before women would take an equal role with men in society, we continue to
see growth and change to that end. Women’s Studies departments are
appearing and growing on more college campuses each year, and their work is
building more bridges with other areas of study, from literature and
education to psychology and anthropology and just about everything in
between. Their studies continue to raise important questions, such as the
possibility of a link between the low standing of Education departments on
campus and the fact that teaching has been a traditionally “female”
vocation, or the creation of “Women’s Literature” courses is necessary to
offer students the opportunity to be exposed to writings by women in the
classroom because those authors are still largely neglected in typical
Literature courses. What is the current “place” for women in academia,
particularly in Literature and Education, and what are the goals for the
future? What milestones have been accomplished by women in the past that
remain hidden in the shadows of history?

Editors of River Walk Journal online bi-monthly are seeking abstracts on
the previous topics, 500 words or less. Finished papers should be 8000
words or less. Initial submissions of abstracts only will be accepted until
January 31st, 2008, tentative publication date is set for the May/June
Anniversary issue of the journal. Submissions with full contact
information, CV, and cover letter should be sent to, with “Women in Lit CFP” in the subject
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