CFP: [Renaissance] Call for Submissions: Forum on Early Modern Women and Material Culture

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Margaret Rice
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Forum II: Early Modern Women and Material Culture

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (EMWJ) invites submissions
to an interdisciplinary Forum Early Modern Women and Material Culture,
slated for publication in Volume IV (2009). Contributors to the forum will
explore the nature of the material culture of early modern women and girls
from different socioeconomic levels and from regions across the globe.
Which objects--garments, manuscripts, jewelry, toys, housewares, tools,
furniture, and musical instruments--did they own or use? How did such
objects construct identity, strengthen social ties, teach social or
economic roles, or perform other cultural functions? What objects were
commonly associated with women and girls? What unusual objects did they
own or use? Were specific objects associated with certain times in a
woman’s life, certain places, or particular rituals? What values, ideas,
and assumptions were linked to the material culture of women and girls?
Submissions may also address how men and women might view the same material
objects differently, how they were branded for gender, and how they were
used to mediate between men and women.

Submissions should be 1300 words in length (plus footnotes). Building on
such recent exhibitions as the Victoria and Albert Museum’s At Home in
Renaissance Italy (2006) and on such recent books as Jacqueline Musacchio’s
Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy (1999) and Ann Rosalind
Jones and Peter Stallybrass’s Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of
Memory (2001), contributions may focus on a single object or group of
objects that still exist, or on references to objects in images, literary
texts, or archival documents. Submissions that explore a range of
socioeconomic groups and regions across the globe are especially welcome.

The deadline for forum submissions is October 31, 2008.

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