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>From: "Julie Peakman" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Sexual perversions 1650-1850 (1/31/07; collection)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS: Sexual perversions 1650-1850.
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>Contributors are sought for a new book on 'A History of Sexual =
>Perversion
>1650-1850'. We specifically seek articles within the boundaries of =
>history of sexuality which examine so-called sexual 'perversions'; this =
>might include any sexual behaviour which was considered perverse or =
>'abnormal' for its time and would include certain heterosexual, =
>homosexual, lesbian, transgender, transvestite etc. practices; and why =
>was such behaviour was seen as 'abnormal', 'perverse' or threatening; =
>subjects for discussion might be considered include bestiality, =
>flagellation, sex with children, fetishes, sado-masochism etc.=20
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>We are particularly interested in historically based articles but =
>interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
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>  We are looking for clearly written essays on instances of so-called =
>'abnormal' sexual behaviour in
>  historical texts which predate the official naming events or labels =
>such as 'perversity' 'homosexuality', 'lesbianism'   "inversion," =
>"masochism," et. al, thereby complicating the historical
>   picture of discursive and sexual practice; and in articles which =
>address the constructionalism verses essentialism debate.
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>   Preference will be given to eighteenth-century sources, but 1650-1850 =
>is the general range.
>Articles between 6-9000 words welcome with a hard copy by Jan 31st 2007 =
>to:
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>Julie Peakman
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>2 Kings Garth
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>29 London rd
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>London SE23 3TT=20
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>England=20
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>And an e-mail version to [log in to unmask]

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