CFP: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (9/15/05; online journal issue)

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Melissa Purdue
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We would like to announce a new peer-reviewed, online journal--Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--and invite submissions for the inaugural issue.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction with race, class, place and nationality.

The journal is published twice a year (April/ November) and accepts both scholarly articles and book reviews year-round. We welcome articles of 4,000-8,000 words on gender studies and British literature, art and culture during the long nineteenth century. Submissions should be in MLA format and must include a brief biographical note which will be posted if accepted for publication. Please send an electronic version of your submission in Word to: Stacey Floyd ( and Melissa Purdue ( To facilitate the peer review process, please send two filesâ€"one with your article absent of all identifying information and another with your brief biographical note.

Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

Gender informed (Feminist/Queer Theory/Masculinity Studies/etc.)
  readings of literature, authors/artists or works of art
Gender and empire
Gender and class
Gender and medicine
Gender and law
Gender and race
Gender and sexuality
Gender and humor
Gender and science
The body
Gendered spaces or locations
“New Woman” writers
The canon
Gender and migration/immigration/emigration
Gender and travel
Transatlantic connections
Intersections between written and visual arts
British literature/art in European context
Domestic violence
Gender and popular fiction

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies also plans to publish a diverse range of book reviews including short reviews of single works, multiple book reviews, short review essays (devoted to 2 or more recent books on a single topic), and full-length review essays (assessing recent developments in established or emerging areas of nineteenth-century studies). Scholars interested in reviewing recent publications should contact the Reviews Editor, Lauren Goodlad, at

To be considered for our November 2005 issue, submissions must be received before Sept. 15th.

For further information, please visit our website at

Melissa Purdue ( & Stacey Floyd (
University of Kentucky
Department of English
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506

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