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GERMAN-CFP-L  March 2006

GERMAN-CFP-L March 2006

Subject:

CFP: Female Novelists Constructing Masculinities (8/1/06; collection)

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Megan McKinstry <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 20 Mar 2006 15:14:47 -0600

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>Subject: CFP: Female Novelists Constructing Masculinities (8/1/06; collection)
>
>From: "Frantz, Sarah S. G." <[log in to unmask]>
>
>"Female Novelists Constructing Masculinities"
>
>Feminist literary scholars have more or less exclusively focused on 
>representations of femininity in their analyses of the novels of 
>women writers.  Female novelists participating in discourses of and 
>about sex and gender, however, are (like their male colleagues) more 
>often than not just as interested in the "other sex/gender" as in 
>their own.  The fact that many female novelists invest as much 
>narrative energy in constructing "ideal" or "undesirable" male 
>identities as they do in envisioning female subject positions has 
>received very little scholarly attention to date. The way female 
>novelists construct masculinities offers scholars an opportunity to 
>consider the implications of genre construction, gender roles, and 
>notions of heteronormativity, and as such, this aspect of women's 
>participation in gendered discourses deserves in-depth theorization 
>and examination.
>
>As a result, we call for proposals or articles for a volume 
>tentatively titled "Women Constructing Men" that considers how 
>female novelists negotiate and fashion masculinities.  Possible 
>areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:  How and why do 
>female novelists construct  "ideal" and/or "undesirable" 
>masculinities and what are the narrative, social, gender, and genre 
>consequences of their particular constructions?  What are the 
>implications of female-authored representations of masculinity on 
>the construction of heteronormativity, or, vice versa, (how) do 
>notions of heteronormativity prestructure female novelists' 
>negotiations of masculinity?  What implications arise from women 
>using a masculine perspective in their novels:  are they merely 
>"appropriating" the power of the patriarchy, or is there more at 
>stake?  How might consideration of the ways in which female 
>novelists construct masculinities change scholarly perceptions of 
>previously well-analyzed novels?
>
>Proposals or articles that span the centuries and the continents are 
>welcome, but should focus on female novelists.  Inquiries, articles, 
>or two page proposals, and a short C.V., should be submitted by 1 
>August, 2006:
>
>Dr. Sarah S. G. Frantz: 	[log in to unmask]
>Dr. Katharina Rennhak: 	[log in to unmask]
>
>Authors whose abstracts are selected will be asked to submit full 
>papers (by 1 March, 2007);  ultimate determination of inclusion in 
>the volume will be based on the final paper.

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