UPDATE: [American] Carver and Feminism (5/31/08; online journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Libe García Zarranz
contact email: 
libegarcia@educaragon.org

Final Call for Papers: Carver and Feminism
The Raymond Carver Review (journal, deadline 5/31/08)

The Raymond Carver Review, a peer-reviewed, electronic annual, hosted by
Kent State University and published in cooperation with The International
Raymond Carver Society, is currently accepting submissions for Issue 2,
which is devoted to Carver and Feminism. The special issue will be guest
edited by Claire Fabre-Clark of the University of Paris XII and Libe
García Zarranz of the University of Alberta, Canada.

Raymond Carver (1938-1988), one of America’s icons of the short story has
been systematically approached as a minimalist, a dirty realist, an
essentialist, a humanist, etc. And still, was Carver a proto-feminist
writer? Does his work reflect a feminist agenda? In the last years, a
number of articles have explored the role of women in Carver’s work
(Nesset, 1991; Gentry, 1993; Demory, 1999; Kleppe, 2006). Nevertheless,
there exists a critical gap regarding the analysis of Carver’s work from
a feminist lens. It would be interesting, for example, to study women’s
voices and their specificity in Carver’s short stories. The papers could
examine the different narrative strategies used to stage out these voices
and how this is related to the general topic of the representation of
women, male and female stereotypes or their subversion. Therefore, we
invite submissions addressing any aspect of Carver’s fiction, poetry and
non-fiction in relation to feminist ideology and thought.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-Feminist Readings of Carver’s Fiction and Poetry
-The Influence of Women Writers in Carver’s Writing
-Female Resisting Voices in Carver
-The New Woman
-The Female Body
-Monstrous Women
-Discourses on Female Beauty
-Fashion and Consumerism
-Representations of Motherhood
-Sexual and Power Politics
-Subversive Female Desire
-Engendering Carver
-Gender Performativity
-The Construction of Femininity and Masculinity
-Transgressive Models of Womanhood
-The Representation of Domesticity
-Carver and the Grotesque
-Female Transformations
-Women and Work
-Queering Carver

Essays should be approximately 4,000-5,000 words and must adhere to the
latest MLA Style Manual. A brief abstract (100 words) should accompany
each submission. Electronic submissions via email (as attached Word
files) are required (identify “Submission” on the subject line). Because
manuscripts submitted to The Raymond Carver Review will be blind judged,
the author’s name should not appear on either the manuscript or the
abstract. Please provide a separate cover page that includes your name,
affiliation, rank, mailing address, e-mail and telephone number. Authors
will need to provide final edited copies in electronic form (Microsoft
Word). Please contact the editor(s) with questions (identify “Question”
on the subject line).

Send Submissions to:

Claire Fabre-Clark Libe García Zarranz
University of Paris XII, France University of Alberta, Canada
fabclark_at_tele2.fr garcazar_at_ualberta.ca

For further information and submission guidelines please visit the
website for The Raymond Carver Review at
http://dept.kent.edu/english/RCR

The International Raymond Carver Society
http://www.internationalraymondcarversociety.org/
 

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