>From: Yasco Horsman <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Heterosexuality (7/1/07; collection)
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>Editor: Yasco Horsman
>Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and 'Race'
>Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam / New York)
>Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
>Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2007
>"Thamyris / Intersecting," a book series on place, sex and 'race' seeks
>contributions to an upcoming volume on heterosexuality.
>Heterosexuality has long been considered the norm, the unmarked
>category from which all 'perversions' deviate - in short, something
>that is in itself not in need of an explanation. With the emergence of
>queer theory in the 1990's, and its insistence on the constructed and
>flux nature of all sexual identities, straightness itself was shown to
>be neither as monolithic nor as stable as had once been assumed. This
>opened the doors for a project that Calvin Thomas has recently dubbed
>'straight queer theory,' a rigorous analysis of the cultural and social
>construction of heterosexuality that refuses to take sexual identity as
>For its upcoming volume on 'straight queer theory' Thamyris /
>Intersecting welcomes essays that explore contemporary scenes of
>straightness in art, literature, cinema and popular culture as well as
>theoretical excursions on heterosexuality that critically engage with
>queer theory, gender studies or psychoanalysis. Topics to be considered
>could range from the straight body, straight camp, straight mating
>rituals and straight dating shows, to straightness in Houellebecq's
>novels, Breillat's films, Arab Strap's songs, Matthew Barney's
>installations or Karen Finley's performances. Essays that address the
>relations between sexuality, national identity or race will receive a
>Thamyris / Interesecting is published by Rodopi-Press in the
>Netherlands. Recent issues include essays by Ernst van Alphen, Mieke
>Bal, Rey Chow, Ariel Dorfman, Marianne Hirsch & Leo Spitzer, Isabel
>Hoving, Brian McHale and Griselda Pollock.
>Proposals for contributions to "Heterosexuality" may be submitted by
>email ([log in to unmask]) before July 1, 2007. Include the
>proposal (600 words) in the body of the message. Use "Heterosexuality"
>as the subject line. Please include a short c.v.
>The deadline for finished articles (6,000-8,000 words) is December 1,
>All acceptances are conditional on the approval of the series editor.
>For more information on the Thamyris/Intersecting series, refer to
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html