>From: "Teri Schell" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: UPDATE: Lit Candles: Feminist Mentoring
>and the Text (5/18/05; journal issue)
>!!UPDATE!! Extended deadline for submissions: May 18, 2005!!
>Call for Papers:
>Women Writers Special Issue Summer 2005
>Lit Candles: Feminist Mentoring and the Text
>The field of women's studies has devoted increasing attention to the ways
>in which women act as mentors for other women. Most such scholarship has
>centered either on pedagogical approaches to feminist mentoring in academia
>or on networks of professional support between women. These two areas of
>inquiry, however, scarcely account for the ways in which women mentor and
>are mentored by other women--especially among "third wave" feminists. For
>this issue of Women Writers, therefore, we would like to examine the ways in
>which women create mentoring relationships through the creation of and
>attachment to texts. We hope to bring together a collection of pieces that
>will both celebrate and interrogate these relationships. For a more
>detailed description of the proposal, see:
>Potential areas of inquiry may include (but are not limited to):
>How is the process of coming to consciousness as a woman--and/or a
>feminist--facilitated by textual mentors? What role do texts and their
>authors play in mentoring women?
>How do portrayals of women's mentoring relationships differ between male
>and female writers?
>What texts in particular have served as mentor-texts for feminist readers?
>Which characters stand out as role models, inviting personal relationships
>How do women's reading groups take on mentoring functions? How do texts
>facilitate mentoring relationships between individual women readers within
>and outside of academia?
>How does feminist mentoring differ from more traditional female bonds like
>motherhood, sisterhood, or friendship? How do these kinds of relationships
>inform or impact mentoring? How are they textualized in similar or
>What similarities and differences exist between relationships of inspiration
>(Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, for example) and relationships of
>Who have been the mentors--real or textual--for women writers? In what
>ways do patron/protÈgÈ relationships act as (or act against) other models
>How do race, class, age, or sexual orientation influence mentoring
>relationships? How are these factors mediated by textual mentoring?
>We also invite original creative works of fiction or poetry taking on any
>aspect of women, mentoring, and texts. Interviews between women and their
>mentors are also welcome.
>We especially encourage collaborative or paired submissions by women and
>Queries and submissions should be sent to the Guest Editors of this issue,
>April Gentry and Teri Schell, at [log in to unmask]
>Submissions are due no later than midnight EST on 18 May 2005. Please see
>full submission guidelines at http://www.womenwriters.net/contribute.htm.
>Submissions formatted for the web (.html, hypertext) will be especially
>regarded, but are not required.
>Contributions should be submitted to the Guest Editors
>([log in to unmask]) in digital form:
>*text-based contributions should be saved as Microsoft Word documents (.doc
>or .rtf), Word Perfect documents: (.wpd), or web-ready documents (.html).
>*images should be saved as jpegs (.jpg) or gifs (.gif)
>For information about submitting material in media formats that are not
>listed above, contact Kim Wells at [log in to unmask]
>Please consult The MLA Manual of Style for proper manuscript form. All
>manuscripts or correspondence regarding the submission of manuscripts will
>be directed to the Guest Editor of the issue to which you wish to
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