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Call for Chapters: "Evil Women and Mean Girls" (Abstracts deadline 9/1/2014; Accepted ms. due 3/31/2015)
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Lynne Fallwell and Keira V. Williams/Texas Tech University
Call for Chapters
Edited by Lynne Fallwell and Keira V. Williams, Texas Tech University
The editors invite scholars from relevant disciplines to submit original research for the proposed collection Evil Women and Mean Girls. The purpose of this edited collection is to explore gendered representations of “evil” in popular culture and history (historical era and geographical region open). Scholars often explore the relationships between gender, sex, and violence through theories of inequality, violence against women, and female victimization, but what happens when women are the perpetrators of violent or harmful behavior? In this volume, we seek to explore the following questions: How do we define “evil”? What makes evil men seem different from evil women? When women commit acts of violence or harmful behavior, how are they represented differently from men? How do perceptions of class, race, and age influence these representations? How have these representations changed over time, and why? What purposes have gendered representations of evil served in culture and history? What is the relationship between gender, punishment of evil behavior, and equality?
Chapter proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Abstracts of 500-700 words should include:
Inquiries are welcome, and should be directed to Keira Williams or Lynne Fallwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynne Fallwell holds a Ph.D. in Modern German History. Her research fields include gender, Nazi medicine, Holocaust and Comparative Genocide, and she is the author of German Midwifery 1885-1960 (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Currently, she is Director of National and International Scholarships & Fellowships at Texas Tech University.