Call for Papers
Women and Careers
Recent public debates concerning women’s relationships at work have become more heated than ever. The Me Too movement, whose intensity has created global waves of dispute, involving personalities from all over the world and various domains and challenging more or less notorious people from all walks of life to take a stand, is only one of the major events that have questioned the actual professional status of women in contemporary society. The rattle of local or international media, more than once anecdotal however with a considerable impact upon mentalities, has reflected in an explicit or implicit manner, the mutations that the perception of the connection between women and jobs has suffered. ‟Was Meghan Markle right to take her royal husband out of England so as to be able to preserve, in her way, her contact (and contracts) with the world of movie-making?”, ‟Do you know that women in Russia got the legal right to drive underground trains in January 2021?”, ‟Can Gone with the Wind be interpreted primarily as the novel of a professional woman, of Scarlett gaining independence (emotional and financial) through hard work and making her way in a men’s world?” Many such questions that have been asked by/in the media cause frenzied (if not downright enraged) responses that are given justification by sociologists, psychologists and anthropologists. Many writers have also offered answers to this communal need to observe, analyze, redefine, and revise women’s role in their extremely complex positioning in the marketplace and within the dynamics and interdependency among social technological political scientific and cultural relationships.
The Meridian Critic journal dedicates this issue to Women and Careers and welcomes authors’ contributions that will reveal the way in which fiction has viewed and altered the image of working women. The articles should be as much as possible concerned with the following topics:
- women’s professions in works of fiction: ideologies, currents, prototypes, peculiarities;
- the impact of fictional women on the evolution of professions and language;
- women’s academic careers reflected in fiction;
- women writers in their own works: hypostases of metafiction;
- representations of feminine careers in literature and arts;
- echoes of feminine careers in literature and media.
Articles may be written in Romanian, English, French, or German.
Abstracts (no more than 200 words), full article (maximum 7,000 words) and a brief presentation of the author (a bio-note of no more than 400 words) will be sent at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details concerning style and templates, follow the format of the samples given at: http://meridiancritic.usv.ro/index.php?page=norme-de-redactare
Deadline for full article submission: the 1st of July 2021.