Update: Girls Interrupted (Collection, 5/1/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Rich, Hofstra University

Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System

Girls Interrupted will investigate the use of interruption—linguistically, narratively, politically, and socially—in both fiction and non-fiction as a medium through which writers register protest, discontent, resentment, and/or other forms of resistance to the sex/gender system in whatever its form, i.e., marriage, sexuality, desire, gender identity, transgendered identity, 'perversion', feminism, and so on. We invite essays that consider interruption in a variety of sociological and literary contexts—in essays, novels, short stories, autobiographies, film, television, drama, essays and other forms of popular culture. We also welcome new definitions of interruption from the traditional 'but' of linguistic stoppage to other figurations. We are interested in submissions from all national, racial and/or cultural contexts as well as any narrative discipline.

Please send a C.V. and an abstract of no more than 500 words in Microsoft Word of Rich Text Format to

Patricia Juliana Smith
and Jennifer A. Rich
English Department
Mason Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

You may also send a c.v. and abstract electronically to Jennifer.A.Rich@hofstra.edu Please put "Abstract, Girls Interrupted" in the subject line of the email.

Due date: May 1 2009