CFP: [General] CFP Girls Interrupted

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich
contact email: 
jennifer.a.rich@hofstra.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

 Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

Girls Interrupted will investigate the use of interruption—
linguistically, narratively, politically, and socially—in both fiction
and non-fiction as a medium through which writers register protest,
discontent, resentment, and/or other forms of resistance to the
sex/gender system in whatever its form, i.e., marriage, sexuality,
desire, gender identity, transgendered identity, ‘perversion’, feminism,
and so on. We invite essays that consider interruption in a variety of
sociological and literary contexts—in essays, novels, short stories,
autobiographies, film, television, drama, essays and other forms of
popular culture. We also welcome new definitions of interruption from the
traditional ‘but’ of linguistic stoppage to other figurations. We are
interested in submissions from all national, racial and/or cultural
contexts as well as any narrative discipline.

Please send a C.V. and abstracts of no more than 500 words and/or papers
of no more than 20 pages in compatible Word or Rich Text Format to

Patricia Juliana Smith
and Jennifer A. Rich
English Department
Mason Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA

Jennifer.A.Rich_at_hofstra.edu Electronic submissions should be limited to
abstracts. Please put ‘Abstract, Girls Interrupted’ in the subject line
of the email.

Due date: May 1 2009

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