CFP: The Future of Fiction: The Future of Feminism (9/1/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Hall

The Journal of Gender Studies intends to publish a Special Issue
The Future of Fiction: The Future of Feminism.

In recent years fictional and narrative forms have had an impact across
the disciplines. They have moved out of their traditional homes in
literature and psychoanalysis and into cultural studies, media studies,
the social sciences and history. In so doing, new aesthetic practices
have evolved, the potential of fiction has been explored through new
technologies and the demarcations between disciplines have come under
question. The Editors welcome papers that address this explosion in
fiction (in all its forms) and that consider the political dimension of
this development. What do these changes mean for the future of feminism?
What does feminism want from fiction? What does fiction offer feminism?
How can each speak to the other? In exploring these questions, not only
'fiction' comes under scrutiny but 'feminism' too, its diverse forms and
its relation to gender, race, class and sexuality.

All papers should be submitted by September 2005. Papers accepted will
be published in Volume 15:2 of the Journal, July 2006.

Papers should be between 5000 and 7000 words and should follow the
guidelines set out in the 'Notes for Contributors'. Detailed copies of
this are available from the Journal office or in the 'Instructions for
authors' section on the website:

Contact: The Editors, Journal of Gender Studies, Faculty of Art,
Architecture & Design (Hull Campus), University of Lincoln, Queen's
Gardens, HULL, HU1 3DQ, UK

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