CfP: “The Subject and Critical Feminist Biography” (Publication: Journal of Women’s History), Deadline: 15.07.08Freitag, Juni 13th, 2008
Special issue of the Journal of Women’s History
For a special issue of the Journal of Women’s History on “Critical Feminist Biography,” we invite short submissions (approximately 1000 words) for a roundtable on “The Subject and Critical Feminist Biography.” In this roundtable, we ask scholars from various fields who have been engaged in biographical projects to reflect on how the subjects of feminist biography get consolidated. What sorts of “filters” operate through the process of biographical work, from a scholar’s choice of subject to the pressures publishers may exert that result in highlighting some subjects and not others. Equally important, how are life histories written, in what forms do they emerge given scholarly commitments to issues of representation and silencing that feminist theory and praxis foregrounds?
Given that women, children, people of color, people of the global South, and other subjects deemed marginal to dominant historical (mehr …)