>From: "Precious McKenzie-Stearns" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing)
>Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourses
>of Western Culture (2/1/07; collection)
>CFP: Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in
>the Discourses of Western Culture.
>Forces of Nature will be a peer-reviewed, academic book that fills the
>gap left by scholars of Gender Studies, Queer Theory, film and
>literature of Western cultures. The co-editors are under contract with
>Cambridge Scholars Press (http://www.cambridgescholarspress.com/).
>Forces of Nature will analyze the connections between the natural world,
>gender, and sexuality as found in modern ëtextsí drawn from Western
>literature such as myths, fairy tales, poetry, novels, drama, and film.
> Contributors to the book specifically explore the myriad ways in which
>earth, wind, water, fire, and even animal life serve to acknowledge
>and/or question conceptions of gendered experience. Given that Forces of
>Nature blurs the margins between masculinity and femininity, all the
>while exposing gender as an artificial construct, the book will be a
>thought provoking resource for students and scholars engaged with
>criticism of literature, film, and gender.
>Forces of Nature will feature several chapters authored by researchers
>whose studies of Western literature and film explore the human
>connection to the earth at its most elementary level. Contributions are
>edited by Bernadette Hyner and Precious McKenzie. Forces of Nature will
>span over approximately 300 pages and will be ready for publication in
>Submit detailed abstracts for consideration (Word doc, 500 words) with
>contact information no later than February 1, 2007 to
>[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] Completed manuscripts are due
>no later than August 15, 2007.
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