CFP: Life Writing, Women and Ageing

“Women and Ageing: Private Meaning, Social Lives” – Special Issue of Life Writing (journal)

deadline for submissions:
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization:
Guest editors: Dr Margaret O’Neill (UL); Dr Michaela Schrage-Frueh (NUIG)
contact email:

The editors of this Special Issue of Life Writing seek original articles on aspects of women and ageing as related to life writing. Submissions may take the form of academic articles or critically informed reflective essays. Contributions might focus on all forms of life writing, including older women’s diaries, journals, memoirs, letters, autobiography, biography as well as digital forms of life writing.

Essays should be 7,000-8,000 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references. Each article should have an abstract of about 200 words and four or five keywords. The form of referencing should follow MLA guidelines, and authors should use endnotes rather than footnotes. Please submit your essay, or send any queries, to

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