Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience

Country: USA

City: Indiana

Abstr. due: 15.08.2014

Dates: 15.08.14 — 15.08.14

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: tcomer@defiance.edu

Organizers: Indiana University of Pensilvania

 

This thematic issue of Studies in the Humanities will present new work on women’s artistic products and/or women as authors/producers/consumers of texts or artifacts. Any approach pertaining to women’s studies in the humanities is welcome, though extra consideration will be given to work that forwards a feminist critique of art (i.e., literature, cultural performance or artifact, journals, film, etc.) produced or authored by women. National, international, and transnational approaches are also welcomed.

Possible topics for articles include the following: interrogation of female embodiment; the gendered politics of representation/identity politics; feminist agendas in the humanities; and textual femininity and its complications, its dismantling, or its reproduction and dissemination in the humanities.

Questions that might be raised include the following: What images or representations of women and feminine/gendered identities are propagated, and at what cost (and to whom)? Why are these representations significant, and what part do they play in the public sphere? How do they perform cultural work, especially in terms of indebtedness in literary and cultural economies? What are the politics at stake in producing, circulating, owning, consuming, or lacking access to particular representations of women or feminized bodies or female/feminized identities?

Conference Web-Site: http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=160723