CFP: Unruly Catholic Women (2/1/04; collection)

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Ana Kothe
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Unruly Catholic Women

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of
essays on women and Catholicism that responds to the following questions:
Under what circumstances have Catholic women across temporal, geographic,
and racial boundaries been able to resist traditional gender restrictions,
as represented through their literary production? How has Catholicism
(stereo)typically restricted women's roles, while simultaneously empowering
women through their poetry, fiction, and autobiographical narratives? How
have the tensions in the lives of women, as writers, activists, and
Catholics, proved to be a source of fascinating maneuvers through fiction
and personal history? This volume will examine the role of Catholicism as
"unruly" women write against various degrees of oppression before a Catholic
and non-Catholic readership. In this volume, we seek to present a wide
geographic and temporal spectrum of Catholic women.

Please send finished essays in English of between 5000-8000 words (detailed
proposals will be considered) to each of the following addresses by 1
February 2004:

Dr. Ana Kothe
Dept. of Humanities, P.O. Box 9265
University of Puerto Rico
Mayag├╝ez, PR 00680 (submissions may be sent by MS Word)


Dr. Jeana DelRosso
Department of English
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210


Dr. Leigh Eicke
Department of English
237 Lake Huron Hall
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401

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