Beyond First Lady: The Political and Social Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election (10/6/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Lockhart & Kathleen Mollick
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@gmail.com

Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick seek contributors for their third collection of essays considering political women and leadership. Having published two edited collections, Political Women: Language and Leadership (2013) and Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric (September, 2014), they are seeking to shift their focus from American and global political women and their choices of political language to focus on one U.S. political woman whose career has led to many titles, including wife of a governor, First Lady of the United States, Senator of New York, U.S. Presidential candidate, U.S. Secretary of State, and most recently, a potential candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

Their book is entitled, Beyond First Lady: The Political and Social Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election. The collection of essays will demonstrate the ways in which Clinton has used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert her right to leadership; essays will also be considered that look to various audience reactions, which may include the media and international audiences, for example.
Various leadership positions, such as Senator and Secretary of State, may be considered. While keeping close watch on media reports and interviews with Clinton, the collection also lends itself to the anticipated Democratic nomination of Clinton for U.S. President. Thus, the editors are interested in essays focusing on various aspects of the campaign and 2016 election—such an analysis would provide historians, among others, with a pre-election picture of the state of affairs.
Additional themes and topics may include:
o the “traditional” role of the First Lady (Arkansas and U.S.); family
o visual rhetoric; visual representations of women in politics; gender roles in politics
o satire; pop culture
o content and rhetorical analyses
o campaign finance; war related issues; international affairs; immigration; healthcare

Complete essays of approximately 20-25 double-spaced pages or proposals of approximately 350 words must be submitted by October 6, 2014, but acceptance into the collection will be based on completed essays submitted by January 5, 2015. Include contact information and academic affiliation, if any. Please title the e-mail subject line of the proposal “Clinton Collection” when e-mailing the attachment.

CFP Released: August 13, 2014
Deadline for Proposals: October 6, 2014
Notification will be no later than November 3, 2014
First Complete Draft due: January 5, 2015
The editors plan to submit the complete manuscript by June 22, 2015.
Estimated publication date: September 2015

Prospective contributors may send proposals or complete essays to:
politicalwomenproject@gmail.com

Michele Lockhart, Ph.D.
Kathleen Mollick, Ph.D.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
modernist studies
popular_culture
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition