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Gender and Genre

Series Editor: Ann Heilmann

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This series is dedicated to publishing intellectually innovative and diverse studies on the relationship between gender and genre from the Renaissance to the contemporary.

Studies on women as authors or readers have regularly sought to negotiate the issue of genre in interpreting gendered forms of writing and reading. Are there historically specific types of publication that speak to different genders? Is there such a thing as a woman’s or man’s text? And how consciously do writers across historical periods play with the seemingly gendered conventions of specific modes of writing? This series opens up the study of the particularity of gender in relation to the aesthetic forms and media used by writers across different periods.


Ann Heilmann is a Professor of English at Cardiff University. Previously she was at the University of Hull where she established the Centre for Victorian Studies in 2009 and acted as its Director until 2011. She specializes in Victorian to contemporary literature and gender. The author of New Woman Fiction: Women Writing First-Wave Feminism (2000), New Woman Strategies: Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner and Mona Caird (2004), and co-author of Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century (2010), she has edited four anthologies and three essay collections, including Feminist Forerunners (2003). Other edited work includes a scholarly edition of The Collected Short Stories of George Moore (Pickering & Chatto, 2007).

Editorial Board

Audrey Bilger is the Faculty Director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, and Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College.

Mark Llewellyn is John Anderson Research Leadership Chair in English at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Laura Rattray is Reader in American Literature at the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow.

Johanna M Smith is Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. 

Jane Spencer is Professor of English at the University of Exeter.

Margaret Stetz is the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware. 

We invite submissions from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author's biography and an anticipated submission date.

For detailed information on submitting a proposal, please click here.

Please contact either Mark Pollard, Publishing Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
or Ann Heilmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for preliminary review.

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