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>Subject: CFP: The History of Perversion, 1650-1850 (1/15/05; collection)
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>From: "Blackwell, Bonnie" <[log in to unmask]>
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>CFP:  The History of Perversion, 1650-1850.  Deadline for abstracts:
>Jan. 15th, 2005
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>Contributors are sought for a new book on 'The History of Perversion
>1650-1850'. We specifically seek 300-word abstracts for articles
>within the boundaries of history of sexuality which examine
>so-called perversions; literary, historical fields and
>interdisciplinary approaches welcome.  Final essays of 10,000 words
>will be due May 15th, 2005.  We anticipate a publication date of
>2006.
>
>In sexuality studies of the 1980's and 1990's, there was a
>contention that discourse produced acts of perversion, and that
>prior to naming events, such behaviors were unthinkable or
>unpracticed.  This argument tends to bow towards the late
>nineteenth-century, the epoch of Krafft-Ebbing and Freud, as the
>origin of multiple labelling of perversions.  Critics of sexuality
>have noted that, while there were few women called "lesbians" in
>eighteenth-century fiction and memoir, there
>were lots of "Frekes," "Tommies" and "Sapphists."
>
>We are looking for clearly written essays on instances of
>'perversion' in literary and historical texts which predate the
>official naming events of "inversion," "masochism," et. al, thereby
>complicating the historical picture of discursive
>and sexual practice.   Preference will be given to
>eighteenth-century sources, but 1650-1850 is the general range.
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>>Articles should be sent to:
>>Julie Peakman - D. Phil in History, Oxford; Fellow, Wellcome
>Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
>>Bonnie Blackwell - PhD. in English, Cornell; Associate
>Professor of English, Texas Christian University
>>
>>Julie Peakman (editor)        Bonnie Blackwell (editor)
>>2 Kings Garth                 Dept. of English
>>29 London Rd                  TCU Box 297270
>>London                                Texas Christian University
>>England                               Fort Worth, TX 76129
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