Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CFP Princess Cultures

Princess Cultures: Mediating Girls’ Imaginations and Identities
Publication Date: 2012-07-15 (in 5 days)
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02
Announcement ID: 194950

Princess Cultures: Mediating Girls’ Imaginations and Identities Book Editors: Miriam Forman-Brunell, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City Rebecca Hains, Ph.D., Salem State University

Publisher: Peter Lang Press “Mediated Youth” series, edited by Sharon Mazzarella

Description: Princesses are significant figures in girl culture, and they have been for at least the last two centuries. This anthology brings together international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the meanings of princesses in girls’ lives historically, currently, and comparatively: We consider how and why princess culture continues to play a role in girls’ lives. Encompassing pop culture princesses (such as the Disney Princesses and Princess Barbie), fairy tales (and their more recent feminist revisions), and contemporary royal figures (such as Princess Diana and Kate Middleton), among others, this book illuminates the many forms that princess culture has taken across time and space—continuously redrawn and recast, but always enjoying a prominent and privileged position in girls’ everyday lives and fantasy worlds and women’s collective memories.

Call for Papers: The editors are seeking additional scholarly essays that examine the princess as mediating figure in the imaginations and identities of girls in the US and around the world. We are especially interested in essays by scholars researching:
1) princess cultures outside the US
2) historical or contemporary royal figures

Please send a 300-word proposal, a brief bibliography, CV, and contact information to: Miriam Forman Brunell at forman-brunellm@umkc.edu and Rebecca Hains atrhains@salemstate.edu by July 15, 2012.

Due Dates:

July 15, 2012: 300-word Proposal deadline

August 1, 2012: Notification of accepted proposals

January 15, 2013: Chapter drafts (7,000-9,000 words)

Miriam Forman-Brunell University of Missouri-Kansas City Dept of History 816-235-5220
Email: forman-brunellm@umkc.edu

CFP Chivalry Collection

Chivalry and the Medieval Past, call for submissions of essays 
Publication Date: 2012-08-31
Date Submitted: 2012-07-02
Announcement ID: 195520

This is a call for contributions to a volume of essays on the theme of chivalry and the medieval past, to be co-edited by Dr Barbara Gribling and Dr Katie Stevenson of the University of St Andrews. The volume will consider chivalry (in its broadest conception, inc. war, iconography, culture, material culture etc) across all periods but from the perspective of its roots in the Middle Ages. The emphasis of this volume is historical: we are not excluding literature, but ‘medievalism’ is well-served by scholars of literature. By drawing together the work of historians (medievalists, early modernist and modernists alike), we hope to open new vistas to the study of the medieval past. We are encouraging a diverse a collection as possible and we would also encourage you to think ambitiously and experimentally! If your work lends itself to some interesting ideas on this topic and you might be willing to contribute to the volume, please get in touch to find out more.

Email Katie Stevenson on kcs7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr Katie Stevenson School of History University of St Andrews Email: kcs7@st-andrews.ac.uk