Sunday Submissions: Call for Paper Proposals on ‘Wombs and Tombs’

Please submit your 300-500 word abstracts proposing 7,000-9,000 word articles, translations, or creative responses for a Special Journal Issue on the following suggested topics: Inter- and transgenerational traumaHauntings, death, and the uncannyMourning and MelancholiaUndeath, liminal states and placesFolklore, myths, and the irrealPostmemory, (re)memory, and memorializingErasure, forgetting, and repressionTestimony and narrative witnessing Please email abstracts to WombsandTombs@gmail.com by 29th July 2022 and find the full call for papers here. Sunday Submissions: Call for Paper Proposals on ‘Wombs and Tombs’ July 17, 2022July 15, 2022 by Leonie Rau Literary scholars Roxanne Douglas and Layla AlAmmar are calling for abstracts for a special issue on “Wombs and Tombs: Hauntings and Generational Trauma in Arab Women’s Writing,” to be aimed at Contemporary Women’s Writing or the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies: Douglas and AlAmmar write: There is a pattern in Anglophone scholarship which pathologizes Arab women’s writing, and Arab women more generally, especially around themes of trauma. Tentatively titled Wombs and Tombs: Hauntings and Generational Trauma in Arab Women’s Writing, this special issue therefore seeks a new approach to the writing of Arab women through the lenses of Gothic Theory and Literary Trauma Theory. With few exceptions, Arab women’s literature has largely been neglected by these two paradigms, and so, this special issue seeks to fill the gaps in scholarship by bringing together innovative readings of this large and diverse body of writing. That even if a text by an Arab woman writer is fiction, it is treated as an autobiographical account of the author’s trauma, or as confessional evidence of real Arab women’s lives as sociological objects of study. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…

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