Struggling Against Gender Norms in Literature (now through 1 Mar 2010)

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"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison." Mary Shelley very adequately describes the situation women are often placed in (even though women's rights activists have fought to change this mindset for decades). Many recent authors have described their experiences struggling against gender norms that are imposed on them, and how those experiences have changed them personally. How have authors addressed issues concerning gender through literature? How can we apply these pieces of anecdotal evidence to society at large and change the way women are viewed and treated in society?

CT Review is looking for academic essays on the works of Naomi Wolf, Maya Angelou, and Virginia Woolf that address how authors portray themselves as part of a collective movement to change the way gender roles are assigned in society, and discuss how their literary contributions can be applied to society today.

Submission Guidelines

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

Submission Guidelines:

• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

Send all submissions labeled by genre to:

Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337