"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.
We seek in particular articles that engage with queer feminism, antisocial feminism, Halberstam's notions of shadow feminism and the wild, and deeply intersectional feminism in order to read literary texts. Similarly, we encourage submissions that provide bold takes on works, authors, or characters that appear to be inimical to feminist inquiry—the more oblique the angle, the more surprising the application, the better.
Topics may include (but are not limited to) women writers, women readers, and:
* Intersections of gender, race, sexuality, class, ableness, and other facets of identity
* Feminist recovery work, canon formation
* Teaching women writers and their texts, feminist pedagogy
* Feminist literary theory alongside other critical lenses
Please send essays of 12-15 pages and a brief scholarly biography. Parlour accepts submissions via Submittable.
Deadline for proposals is August 1, 2016.