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Journal of Women's History 18.1 (2006) 240-242

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Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan solicits writings that explore topics related to scholarship in the field of women's studies and feminist knowledge. PJWS is an interdisciplinary journal that aims at disseminating and sharing women's studies research and feminist scholarship globally. The major objectives of PJWS are to create, strengthen, and disseminate information and knowledge about and for women globally, to establish a network among women, researchers, lobbyists, and policy planners, to act as a catalyst in society at large and to bring about the empowerment of women and hence the transformation of the society, and to critique and reassess the process of gaining and disseminating knowledge.

Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies publishes interdisciplinary research in the field of women's studies, conceptual and analytical writings on themes related to women's status and roles, research on curricula, course outlines, reading lists and teaching strategies related to the discipline of women's studies, reviews of books, films, and theatrical performances, reports on national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops on women's studies and feminist pedagogy, and creative work, particularly poems, short stories, and art. PJWS welcomes submissions of autobiographical notes from women who have a story to share with us. Work reports of activists and grass-roots development workers are welcome.

For more information and submission guidelines, please contact Dr. Tahera Aftab, Editor, Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies, email: or Address in Pakistan: C 31 Noman Heaven, Block 15, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi, 75290, Pakistan.

Call for Papers for Aspasia 2: Women Writers and Intellectuals

Aspasia is a new international peer-reviewed yearbook that seeks to bring out the best scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary women's and gender history focusing on, and especially produced in, Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe. Its editors are Francisca de Haan, Maria Bucur, and Krassimira Daskalova. Aspasia is published by Berghahn Books (New York and Oxford).

We are soliciting articles of up to 8,000 words for inclusion in Aspasia volume 2 (to appear in 2007). The theme of the volume will be Women Writers and Intellectuals. By developing and spreading new ideas and aesthetic visions, [End Page 240] writers and intellecturals—men and women—have played a crucial role in the complex social, cultural, and political histories of Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe. However, very little is known about the lives, works, and gender-specific contributions of women writers and intellectuals, or the visions they had and the obstacles they encountered in patriarchal contexts. In pursuing this topic we take a broad definition of "writers," including professional women writers as well as those who wrote fiction and non-fiction for themselves, for pleasure, or for other reasons, those who published and those who didn't manage to see their work in print. The purpose of this volume is to stimulate interdisciplinary feminist scholarly work on this important but under-researched group of women and their work. While we are interested in biographical texts, we hope that these and other submissions will theorize and problematize aspects of the lives, ideas, social contexts, and reception of women writers and intellectuals. We are also interested in contributions that historicize and contextualize the terms "writer" and "intellectual," and approach them from a critical and comparative perspective.

Possible topics for this volume include: women's lives/networks/women's movements, the role and intersections of gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and religion, and women writers and intellectuals in patriarchal contexts. The final deadline for submission is 1 May 2006. For the Guidelines for Authors or other questions, please contact Maria Bucur, John V. Hill Chair in East European History, Indiana University, Department of History, Ballantine Hall 742, Bloomington, IN 47405, email:, or Francisca de Haan, Central European University, Nador u. 11, H—1051 Budapest, Hungary, email:

The Journal of Women's History is inaugurating a new special section of the journal that will be devoted to the practice of women's history...


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