- Gender and the Holocaust—New Research
The editors of Nashim invite proposals for articles that explore women and gender differences during the Holocaust, for Nashim no. 27 (Fall 2014), under the consulting editorship of Prof. Dalia Ofer of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Since the late 1980s, scholar have paid greater attention to gender issues in the research of the Holocaust, an area that has captured growing interest among historians, sociologists, scholars of literature and psychologists. The pursuit both of a theoretical framework and of basic research has produced a growing and more nuanced narrative on the Holocaust with regard to both perpetrators and victims in occupied Europe. Following over two decades of research, this issue of Nashim calls for an effort to revisit, theoretically and empirically, the fruits of this scholarship, and to open up additional subjects for consideration.
Proposals are invited for articles that engage in theoretical and analytical descriptions of gender issues relating to the fate of Jews and non-Jews during the Holocaust, in all countries of occupied Europe, in the Soviet territories and in the Axis countries.
Possible topics include (but are not confined to) gendered responses to the Nazi assault in the context of daily life and survival strategies—in the East European ghettos, in locations where ghettoization was postponed, in hiding, in the youth movements, the underground and the fighting forces, and in forced labor, transit and death camps. Additional areas of interest include family life under occupation, mixed families and the extended family; leadership roles of men and women; and representations of gender in art and memoirs relating to the Holocaust.
Proposals for submissions of up to 12,000 words, not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere, should be sent to Deborah Greniman, Managing Editor of Nashim, by June 1, 2013, at email@example.com. Final date for submission of articles: October 1, 2013. All scholarly articles will be subject to peer review. Academic Editor of Nashim: Renée Levine Melammed. [End Page 199]