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Call for Essays: Material Culture and Gender

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 15, 2011

Enlightened Objects: Essays on Material Culture and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Edited by Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel

Proposals due by November 2011

We are developing an anthology called Enlightened Objects: Essays on Material Culture and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe, under consideration for the Ashgate series, The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950, edited by Michael Yonan. The volume addresses the relationship between gender and material culture in order to examine the creation of gendered identities in relation to material objects. We are seeking proposals that consider a broad array of objects including, but not limited to, furniture, paintings, sculpture, clothing/textiles, and jewelry, produced by both amateur and professional artists.

Are you working on any projects that relate to our proposed volume? We welcome submissions from a variety of fields such as anthropology, history, sociology, museum studies, studio art, art history, and other areas of study. If you are interested, we will send more detailed information about submitting an abstract.

Jennifer Germann (Ithaca College), jgermann@ithaca.edu
Heidi Strobel (University of Evansville), hs40@evansville.edu