[UPDATE] Reading Arab Women's Autobiographical Writings, Edited Volume

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley. American University of Sharjah
contact email: 
nhgolley@aus.edu

Upon the success of my first edited volume titled Arab women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity through Writing (Syracuse University Press, 2007), which included a number of studies/analyses of autobiographical texts written by Arab women writers and women writers of Arab origin, I am working on a second edited volume on Arab Women's Autobiographical Writings.

The first volume (2007) included studies of a number of texts by Arab women writers or women writers of Arab origin, such as Leila Ahmed’s A Border Passage: From Cairo to America; Assia Djebar’s L’Amour, La Fantasia; Raimonda Tawil’s My Home, My Prison; Leila Abouzeid's Return to childhood; Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass; Queen Noor’s Leap of Faith; in addition to studies of autobiography in fiction and poetry, such as texts by Ahdaf Soueif, Mohja Kahf and Suheir Hammad.

If you are interested in writing a chapter for this volume in which you analyze a text, or more (not included in the first volume), written by an Arab woman or a woman of an Arab origin, please send a bio of 500 words and a proposal or an abstract of 500-800 words (and a title) by June 30th, 2012 to: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley: nhgolley@aus.edu

Notification of acceptance will be sent by: July 31th, 2012.

Completed papers are due: December 30th, 2012.
For more information, please feel free to contact me.

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ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
postcolonial