CFP: Henry James & Women


Henry James Review
Topic: The Women

Deadline: should be sent by March 1, 2010

Thirty years ago, the new fields of Women’s Studies and Feminist Criticism looked with interest at the fiction of Henry James. For many, his work offered an exception to the general misogyny of American male writing; for others, the Master’s ouevre was irredeemably patriarchal. Those early studies re-oriented our critical understandings of Henry James. Recent archival, biographical, critical, and creative work have again shifted how we understand James’s life and writing and re-opened this topic. The Fall 2010 special issue of the Henry James Review seeks to explore, broadly, how we read James with women in the twenty-first century.

Some possible topics include:
Female bodies: beauty, sex, motherhood, health, disability
Women artists, James/James’s women artists: depiction, criticism, translation
Fashion, clothing, interior decoration, objects
Gendered politics: suffrage, nationalism, feminism, the law
Women and money: work, consumption, inheritance, gifts, ownership, commodification
Actresses: depictions, correspondence, casting, performances

Contributions should be submitted in duplicate and produced according to MLA style. Please enclose a cover letter identifying your manuscript as a Forum submission. Also include return postage. One-page proposals or short (10-12 pages) essays.

Susan M. Griffin, Editor
Henry James Review
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

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