CFP: American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought (special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

Call for Papers

“American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”

Special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 

Guest Editors: Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths

Deadline: July 31, 2018

CFP: American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought (special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

This special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, guest-edited by Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths, aims to address a key contradiction in the development of contemporary queer theory: on the one hand, queer intellectual history has clear though too frequently elided roots in feminism and women’s writing; and, on the other hand, many of queer theory’s most defining arguments draw inductively from astonishingly narrow archives that occlude women’s embodiment, history, desires, and experiences. We seek papers that engage this contradiction by bringing queer theoretical thought into dialogue with American women’s writing from the seventeenth century through the early-twentieth century.

30th-anniversary issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers observes its 30th anniversary with the publication of issue 31.1 (Spring 2014)

Featuring:

“A Riff, A Call, and A Response: A Forum,” edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman with essays by Joycelyn Moody, Kimberly Blockett, M. Giulia Fabi, Herman Beavers, Katherine Clay Bassard, and John Ernest

"Phillis Wheatley on Friendship" by Tara Bynum

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