Forwarded message, on behalf of Afra Kavanagh, Cape Breton University:


This call for papers is for a special issue of Storytelling, Self, Society (Issue 6:2, May-August 2010) dedicated to women and storytelling. Storytelling, Self, Society is a 3x/yearly academic journal published by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Storytellers and academics are invited to submit original manuscripts dealing with the role of women in folk literature and in storytelling. Essays dealing with new research about storytelling and its application to women (teachers, parents, librarians, counselors, or rehabilitation officers), describing innovative practices in (and uses of) spoken word storytelling by women in new or established social or educational services, or applying new critical theory to the oral tradition, are welcome.


Our guest editor is Dr. Afra Kavanagh, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Letters at the University of Cape Breton (CBU) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Professor Kavanagh is the coordinator of the Annual CBU Storytelling Symposium, now in its thirteenth year. This symposium has produced two volumes of proceedings.


Please email your submission in MS Word to both Afra Kavanagh, guest editor, at <[log in to unmask]> and to Hannah Harvey, managing editor of the journal at <[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]>

Deadline: November 16, 2009
Length: 4000 - 7000 words in length.

Format: MLA Style

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Thank you.

Afra F. Kavanagh, Ph. D.

Asst Professor

Dept of Languages and Letters

Cape Breton University

Sydney, Nova Scotia