Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sample disabilities CFP for future special issue editors, and work still needed on disabilities

Sample of cfp, issue on disabilities needs material

Although this one only received one submission, we are considering that submission at this point and would talk with you about any material you have that might still fit. We decided to post this as a sample for future editors of special issues, but, two birds with one....post?

“Extraordinary Women” “Extraordinary Women”  Femspec, an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to SF, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres, welcomes submissions for “Extraordinary Women,” a special issue or themed section dedicated to women and disability.

In her book Extraordinary Bodies, Rosemarie Garland Thomson establishes that “Many parallels exist between the social meanings attributed to female bodies and those assigned to disabled bodies.”

We are interested in critical and creative works, including memoir and nonfiction narrative, that explore these parallels.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:  Aliens and freaks Disability, technology, and the cyborg Adaptation and survival Women with disabilities in myth and folklore Disability and feminist spirituality The “alien” experience of being a woman with a disability Intervention and accommodation (alien, supernatural, technological, or other) "(Un)natural” women Ability/Disability in Octavia Butler’s work Writing, feminism, disability “Coming out” as non-normate (disabled, queer, other?) Passing” as normate

Please submit three copies of your piece to Deborah Bailin at this address: 2101 Susquehanna Hall, English Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.  Submissions must *exclude* any indication of your name on them so that your piece may be read anonymously.  Include a separate sheet with the title and genre of your piece, your name, address, email, phone and a two sentence abstract.  Also, include a disc with your document in Word and RTF format. All submissions should conform to MLA standards, as found in the latest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. MLA guidelines can also be found on-line at http://www.mla.org.  Any submission that does not come in with sufficient copies will not be sent through the review process.  Please note that only subscribers may submit to Femspec. To subscribe, go to femspec.org.  All editorial enquiries should be e-mailed to Batya Weinbaum at femspec_at_aol.com.

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