CFP: Early Modern Women and Material Culture (journal)

First seen (as so often) on Adam Smyth’s Renaissance Lit site.  Further evidence of the rise of the “New Antiquarianism”…?

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Forum II: Early Modern Women and Material Culture

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (EMWJ) invites submissions
to an interdisciplinary Forum, Early Modern Women and Material Culture, slated for
publication in Volume IV (2009). Contributors to the forum will explore the nature of the
material culture of early modern women and girls from different socioeconomic levels
and from regions across the globe. Which objects–garments, manuscripts, jewelry, toys,
housewares, tools, furniture, and musical instruments–did they own or use? How did
such objects construct identity, strengthen social ties, teach social or economic roles, or
perform other cultural functions? What objects were commonly associated with women
and girls? What unusual objects did they own or use? Were specific objects associated
with certain times in a woman’s life, certain places, or particular rituals? What values,
ideas, and assumptions were linked to the material culture of women and girls?
Submissions may also address how men and women might view the same material
objects differently, how they were branded for gender, and how they were used to
mediate between men and women.

Submissions should be 1300 words in length (plus footnotes). Building on such
recent exhibitions as the Victoria and Albert Museum’s At Home in Renaissance Italy
(2006) and on such recent books as Jacqueline Musacchio’s Art and Ritual of Childbirth
in Renaissance
Italy (1999) and Ann Rosalind Jones and Peter Stallybrass’s Renaissance
Clothing and the Materials of Memory
(2001), contributions may focus on a single object
or group of objects that still exist, or on references to objects in images, literary texts, or
archival documents. Submissions that explore a range of socioeconomic groups and
regions across the globe are especially welcome.

The deadline for forum submissions is *October 31, 2008.*
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Jouranl
Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies
Taliaferro Hall 0139
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7727 USA, mailto: emwjournal@umd.edu

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