CFP: "It's the Depression, dearie!": Housewives, Agitators, and Broadway Babies in 1930s America (8/18/06; journal iss

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"It's the Depression, dearie!": Housewives, Agitators, and Broadway =
Babies in 1930s America (8/18/06; journal issue)=20


Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal welcomes the submission of =
essays for an upcoming special issue focused on the images of women in =
1930s America. In the movie musical, Gold Diggers of 1933, Busby =
Berkeley's dance extravaganza "We're In The Money" is interrupted by =
creditors storming the stage to dismantle the sets. As one of the =
dancers laments that this is not the first show she's been in that's =
closed this week, Ginger Roger intones, "It's the Depression, dearie!" =
As dancers hoping to find rich men to marry, the women in this film =
embody traditional constructs in Depression-era popular entertainment: =
the woman longing for moral and/or monetary uplift, and the =
tough-talking, sexy babe. This special issue of Women's Studies seeks =
to uncover more of the complicated realities and portrayals of women in =
the 1930s.


Topics could include but are not limited to:


Women writing protest fiction/women as subjects of protest fiction

Fashion and the 1930s woman

Women's magazines and the housewife, the career girl, or the wealthy =

The crisis of masculinity and working women=20

Busby Berkeley's "synchronizing" of womanhood

Gone With the Wind and beyond: women of color in art, literature, film


Women's Studies publishes 8 issues a year, providing a forum for the =
presentation of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of =
literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, =
anthropology and the sciences. It also publishes poetry, film and book =


We encourage men and women from all disciplines to submit articles based =
in film, television, literature, art, or other media.


For additional submission information, visit our website:=20



Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been =
published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously =
for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be typed, =
double-spaced, one-sided, and formatted according to MLA guidelines. =
Essays should be approximately 25 pages in length. Authors should also =
supply a shortened version of the title for a running head, not =
exceeding 50 character spaces, an abstract of approximately 100 words, =
the author's affiliation and location. Each submitted article must =
contain author's mailing address, telephone number, e-mail, and a =
stamped self-addressed envelope.


To be included in the first round of reviews for our upcoming issue, =
submissions must be received by August 18, 2006.=20


Send a cover letter, three copies of the manuscript, and a copy on disk =

Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Sharon Becker, Associate Editor

Claremont Graduate University

Department of English, Blaisdell House

143 East Tenth Street

Claremont, CA 91711

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