CFP: Women and Education (4/15/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Paulk, Julia

Call for proposals for a collection tentatively titled, Dominant Culture and the Education of Women, and edited by Julia C. Paulk.

Many female writers have demonstrated a keen interest in the education of women. They showed this not only through their fiction but also through the preparation of educational materials for women, biographies of women throughout history, and/or defenses of their own educations. Examples of such writers include Christine de Pizan (France), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico), Lydia Maria Child (US), Catharine Beecher (US), and Clorinda Matto de Turner (Peru). This essay collection aims to investigate the ways in which female authors negotiate the limitations placed on women by the dominant discourse of their day in order to promote female education, which was often deemed a threatening enterprise. We hope to include essays that focus on a wide variety of cultures and time periods in this collection. Thus, comparative approaches are especially welcome.

Please send proposals (200-250 words) to Julia C. Paulk, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, P.O. Box 1881, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201 or Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2007. If accepted for publication, completed essays (approximately 5,000 words) should be submitted by June 30, 2007. An academic press has expressed interest in publishing this manuscript.

Julia C. Paulk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

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