Our third volume will feature essays on the topic of “Geographies of Women.” In our era of globalization, or less imperial “worldliness,” the understanding of place has unsurprisingly garnered much attention, and through the work of social geographers, place has come to signify as much identity as location. The age of Enlightenment, like our own, witnessed greatly expanded networks of trade and communication which altered everyone’s perception of place. Recent scholarship on travel, science, trade, regionalism, environment, slavery, Eastern and Western Indies and the Atlantic and Pacific worlds have contributed to a deepening historical knowledge of geography and place. This volume seeks essays, notes and conversations around women’s roles in place-making, domestic and foreign, elite and humble, European and otherwise. In what ways is gender inscribed in place? How do women’s texts, art, lives construct place? How might place contribute to our understanding of specific women and their productions?
We invite scholars to contribute papers that address conceptions of and attitudes towards, places and geographies of all kinds, throughout the long eighteenth century. We are interested not only in the physicality of place, but also the place of women writers in intellectual history, biological places, local place mappings, places of publication then and now, place theory, ideologies of space and history, and geographies of ideas. Though “Geographies of Women” is our guiding theme, other submissions are warmly welcome and encouraged.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2012