CFP-Textual Girls

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Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Textual girls

The lives of girls are mediated in large part by the plethora of texts that surround them. Though adults often attempt to intercede, manipulate, or otherwise circumvent these texts, still the abundance of media and materials surrounding girls leaves them both vulnerable and savvy as they engage with texts that are either meant to address them directly or not.

We are soliciting essays, articles, and reviews for a themed issue of the Journal of Girlhood Studies to be published in 2011. This will be devoted to the fictive representation of girls, girl cultures and girlhoods in literature, art, media, and new media. Essays are invited from all arts and humanities disciplines depicting girls in any period and in any geographical location in both canonical and popular genres. Essays may take any theoretical perspective.

Types of texts to be analyzed include children's literature, young adult literature, adult novels, drama, cartoons, graphic novels, television, film and art as well as web sites and computer games. Methodological approaches are welcomed from a variety of angles as well, such as memory studies, literary studies, media studies, and archival studies.

Specific information about length, style, and submission procedures are available at the Girlhood Studies link at the Berghahn Journals website:

Co-Editors Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, Guest Co-Editor Kirstin Bratt

Article Submissions
If you have any inquiries please email one or the both of Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, or Kirstin Bratt,, Penn State University, Pennsylvania.
Manuscripts due: August 31, 2010.

Articles should be no longer than 7,000 words (including references) and should be prefaced by a 150 word abstract and use Chicago Style as outlined on the journal website given above. Authors should also provide a cover page containing brief biographical details, institutional affiliations and full contact information, including an email address.

Girlhood Studies is published and distributed in print and online by Berghahn Journals.