CFP: Literary Murderesses (9/1/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Gina Barreca
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Call For Papers

Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory publishes
critical essays which interpret texts from an
engaging, coherent theoretical perspective and which
provide original, close readings of texts. Because
Lit addresses a general literate audience, we
encourage essays unburdened by excessive theoretical
jargon. We do not restrict ourselves to specific
periods, genres, or critical paradigms. Submissions
range from 5000 to 10,000 words and must use MLA
citation style. Please send essays in triplicate (if
outside the U.S or Canada, one copy will do), along
with a 100 word abstract, to Regina Barreca, Editor,
Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, Department of
English, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Box 4025, University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025, U.S.A. Look for
our new website at

We are currently soliciting submissions for an
upcoming special issue on:

Literary Murderesses

We seek essays on fictional murderesses as well as
fictionalized accounts of historical figures from all
periods. We are especially interested in essays that
ground the literature in a cultural or historical
analysis of crime and violence. Other topics of
interest include discussions of literary violence in
relation to gender, class, race, or language. Authors
may include, but are not limited to, Angela Carter,
Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Aphra Behn, Thomas
Hardy, H. Rider Haggard, Amanda Cross, Louisa May
Alcott, Max Beerbohm.

Deadline for submissions:
September 1, 2003

Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
also welcomes submissions for our upcoming general

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