CFP: Robin Hyde's Work and Life (2/28/05; collection)

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Mary Paul
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Call for Submissions

Essays are sought for an anthology on any aspect of the work and/or life of
New Zealand writer Robin Hyde aka Iris Wilkinson(1906-1939) whose work
spans poetry, journalism (including reportage from the Sino Japanese war),
travel writing, novels, short stories and autobiographical writings. Hyde's
early death meant that she was effectively left out the nationalist
literary canon but over the last twenty years there have been dissertations
and studies which recuperate her in a variety of ways.In addition
unpublished manuscripts have been published and consulted resulting in a
recent collected poems (Young Knowledge, Michele Leggott,Auckland:AUP,
2003)and a biography wriiten by her son (The Book of Iris, Derek
Challis,Auckland: AUP, 2002). No book length study of Hyde's work exists
and this collection aims to bring together recent and emerging commentary
and reaction to that work.

Comparative studies with other feminist modernists, post-colonial writers,
women in journalism, or studies that look at writing about grief, loss of a
child, single motherhood in the 1930s or self-medication and therapeutic
autobiography are all welcomed as are studies of her poetry, novels, war
journalism, internationalism and nationalism, alterity, and connections
between visual and verbal representation; Hyde's
relationship to social and cultural movements and theories, including but
not limited to feminism, and post-colonial

Proposals are particualrly welcome from those who have recently completed
dissertations on Robin Hyde's work, those interested in the material
history of the 1930s or those responding to her work in other than an
academic genre.

Preliminary inquiries, comments, and suggestions for contributors are also
Deadline for proposals/abstracts is February 28th 2005. Send 500-word
proposals and bio
to Mary Paul, English Programme, School of Social and Cultural Stdies,
Massey University at Albany . Email submissions welcome:

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