UPDATE: Unruly Catholic Women (2/15/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Kothe
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Call For Papers: Deadline extended to 15 February 2004.

Unruly Catholic Women

Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of
scholarly essays on women and Catholicism that responds to the following
questions: Under what circumstances have Catholic women across temporal,
geographic, and racial boundaries been able to resist traditional gender
restrictions, as represented through their literary production? How has
Catholicism (stereo)typically restricted women's roles, while simultaneously
empowering women through their poetry, fiction, and autobiographical
narratives? How have the tensions in the lives of women, as writers,
activists, and Catholics, proved to be a source of fascinating maneuvers
through fiction and personal history? This volume will examine the role of
Catholicism as "unruly" women write against various degrees of oppression
before a Catholic and non-Catholic readership. In this volume, we seek to
present a wide geographic and temporal spectrum of Catholic women.

Please send finished essays in English of between 5000-8000 words (detailed
proposals will be considered) to each of the following addresses by 15
February 2004:

Dr. Ana Kothe
Dept. of Humanities, P.O. Box 9265
University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez, PR 00680
anakothe_at_coqui.net (submissions may be sent by MS Word)

Dr. Jeana DelRosso
Department of English
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Dr. Leigh Eicke
Department of English
237 Lake Huron Hall
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401

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