Proposals for a collection of essays: Masculinities in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French
and Francophone Literature.
Literary representations of men in narratives of war, the quest for independence, and racial identity are as multifaceted as a nationís interpretation of male roles in modern and post-modern society. These narratives, which often center around institutions dominated by men, illustrate the importance of homosocial relationships in promoting menís interests. This panel invites papers on any aspect of masculinities--such as labor, family, the military, migration, ethnicity, or sexuality--in French or Francophone literature of the 20th or 21st century. Especially welcome are proposals which contemplate the boundaries and definitions of masculinities by male authors.
Please send the a 700-800-word proposal as a word-attachment and a brief CV which includes your contact information (name and affiliation, e-mail address, postal address) by July 29, 2009 to Edith B. Vandervoort (email@example.com). The selected articles for this book of essays will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and may not have been published elsewhere. Although proposals may be submitted in French or English, the final article must be in English. If the proposal is accepted, a completed article of 6000-6800 words must be submitted by January 15, 2010 in order for publication to take place sometime in 2010. Please note that acceptance of the proposal does not guarantee selection of the final essay.
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