Call for Proposals for Essays for Collection titled Women and Things: Material Culture, 1750-1950, Editors Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin
We invite proposals for essays for a collection titled Women and Things: Material Culture, 1750-1950. This collection invites scholars to consider women’s engagement with the material world, from the most ordinary, mundane daily practices and objects to the most extraordinary, life-altering practices and objects, over the two-hundred-year period of 1750 to1950.
Since material culture encompasses all human-made objects, the possibility of topics is wide open so long as they connect women to things. Therefore, topics might include, but are certainly not limited to: fiber arts (needlework, quilting, knitting, crocheting); decorative arts; other kinds of crafts; painting; sculpture; scrapbooks; albums; china; porcelain; architecture; interior design; landscape and gardening; shopping; clothing; fashion; and food. The focus might be on all or part of the life-cycle of an object, from design, to production, to circulation, to consumption, to commodification, to valuation, to collection and display.
Please send your 250-500-word proposal and a CV as electronic attachments in MS-word or RTF format to Beth Fowkes Tobin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maureen Daly Goggin (email@example.com) by March 30, 2007.
Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin
Arizona State University
Department of English
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302
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