CFP: Women, Dying, and Death (10/13/06; journal issue)

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Women's Studies
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        CFP: Women, Dying, and Death (10/13/06; journal issue)
        Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking submissions =
for a special issue focused on women, dying, and death. The Year of =
Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's book about what life is like after the =
death of both her husband and daughter, was an unexpected best-seller =
given the difficult nature of the material. A personal narrative of =
grief, the book's success is indicative of both the fascination and the =
dread of the processes of death and dying. This special issue will =
examine the representations and images of women, dying, and death across =
cultural, religious, and artistic boundaries.
        Topics can include but are not limited to:
        The female victim/body in horror and noir film
        Cultural and religious interpretations of death and dying
        The dying woman in literature
        Images of the grieving woman in art
        Photographing the dead: Postmortem photography and the process of grief
        Mourning and motherhood
Women's Studies publishes 8 issues a year, providing a forum for the =
presentation of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of =
literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, =
anthropology and the sciences. It also publishes poetry, film and book =
We encourage men and women from all disciplines to submit articles based =
in film, television, literature, art, or other media.
For additional submission information, visit our website:=20
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been =
published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously =
for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be typed, =
double-spaced, one-sided, and formatted according to MLA guidelines. =
Essays should be approximately 25 pages in length. Authors should also =
supply a shortened version of the title for a running head, not =
exceeding 50 character spaces, an abstract of approximately 100 words, =
the author's affiliation and location. Each submitted article must =
contain author's mailing address, telephone number, e-mail, and a =
stamped self-addressed envelope.
To be included in the first round of reviews for our upcoming issue, =
submissions must be received by August 18, 2006.=20
Send a cover letter, three copies of the manuscript, and a copy on disk =
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Sharon Becker, Associate Editor
Claremont Graduate University
Department of English, Blaisdell House
143 East Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

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