Event Mar 01

Abstract Feb 01

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Book Project)

Event: 03/01/2013
Abstract: 02/01/2013
Categories: American, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Colonial, Gender & Sexuality, Interdisciplinary, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, History, Popular Culture, Women's Studies
Location: Publication
Organization: New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for scholarly, creative non-fiction, fiction, and short stories that offer a unique perspective on women. They are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women.

In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book’s ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.

In addition to those essays, we are also looking for writing that examines women in the following contexts: female relationships; negative or positive perceptions of women; mothers and daughters; sisters; lesbian politics and relationships; perceptions of the female body; modern day feminism and womanism; female political and personal power; women in music and entertainment.

We are specifically interested in writing that focuses on politics, religion, cultural conflict, and entertainment. The book will address these concepts in the following categories: religion, race, politics, literature, popular culture, music, media, and history. Essays submitted should clearly identify with one of the above areas of concern and explore its position(s) through one of the aforementioned categories. Authors are allowed to submit in more than one category.

Submission Guidelines

All Abstracts must:

  • Be no more than 250 words
  • Be submitted on or before February 1st, 2013

All essays must:

  • Use primary and secondary sources (exception for fiction)
  • Use MLA Writing Style
  • Be 10-25 pages in length, doubled spaced
  • Be submitted on or before March 1st, 2013

The deadline for all essay submissions is March 1st, 2013.Completed essays should be submitted to: mferrell@citytech.cuny.edu  or jwilliams@citytech.cuny.edu.

The editors will also accept snail mail submissions at—
Dr. Julian Williams/Dr. Monique Ferrell
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
English Department 503 Namm
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact Email: mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu