CFP: Smart Women and Popular Culture (9/1/05; anthology)

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Sherrie Inness
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>I thought that some people on this list serv might be interested in
>this new publishing opportunity. Please forward this CFP to others
>who could be interested.
>Thank you,
>Sherrie A. Inness
>Professor of English
Miami University

>Smart Women in Current Popular Culture: Call for Contributors to a
>New Forthcoming Anthology
>For a new anthology on the depiction of intelligent women in the
>contemporary U. S. popular media (1980-present), I am seeking essays
>that explore the complex and sometimes contradictory depictions of
>smart women in popular media. How are women's real lives influenced
>and shaped by depictions of smart women (or their opposites)? How
>do different popular genres depict intelligent women? Are these new
>depictions progressive? How does popular culture depict smart women
>from different races, classes, and ethnic backgrounds? How is
>intelligence in women constituted differently than in men? The
>range of materials that could be addressed is vast: television
>shows, films, toys, video games, and comic books, to name just a
>few. Essays that adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their
>material are welcome, as are ones that discuss race, ethnicity, and
>socioeconomic class. Essays should be lively, vibrant, and
>engaging; they should also be of broad interest to scholars in many
>academic disciplines from the humanities, including history, women's
>studies, English, American studies, Asian-American studies, and
>African-American studies. Articles should be 8,000 to 10,000 words
>(including notes and references); accompanying photographs are
>welcome. Please send completed article and curriculum vita by
>September 1, 2005, to Dr. Sherrie A. Inness, Department of English,
>1601 University Boulevard, Miami University, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
>( Early submissions are encouraged.
>This anthology will be edited by Sherrie A. Inness, Professor of
>English at Miami University. Inness is the author or editor of over
>a dozen books, including The Lesbian Menace: Ideology, Identity, and
>the Representation of Lesbian Life (University of Massachusetts
>Press, 1997); Delinquents and Debutantes: Twentieth-Century American
>Girls' Cultures (New York University Press, 1998); Tough Girls:
>Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture (University of
>Pennsylvania Press, 1999); Kitchen Culture in America: Popular
>Representations of Food, Gender, and Race (University of
>Pennsylvania Press, 2001); Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary
>Culture (University of Iowa Press, 2001); and Action Chicks: New
>Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2004).

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