Call for Chapters

deadline for submissions: 
August 20, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
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The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminist writer Sarah Grand (1854-1943) is considered to be the first to have coined the term “New Woman” in 1894 in England. New Woman writers (in Victorian literature the New Woman novel forms a separate genre) participated in the feminist debate. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By August 15th, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr. Elena Shabliy shabliy@fas.harvard.edu