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Thursday, March 16, 2006

PUB: open call for gender query
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Dear activists and academics,

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions to the upcoming book, Gender Query: Explorations of Identity, Expression, and Embodiment which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press later this year, or early 2007. The original concept of this book came out of the amazing activism currently going on in Eastern Europe around the areas of gender activism and LGBT human rights. The aim of this text is to provide a cross-cultural and interesting look into various issues surrounding gender.

I am currently seeking proposals for academic papers relating to gender variance and gender identity and/or expression. Gender variance can include anything that you feel goes against the expectations of men and women in a particular society. Papers need to be between 3,000 and 5,000 words and should address one or more of the following, in relation to gender: trans issues, performance, linguistics, sexuality, religion, or queer identity and culture. Proposals with an international scope will make me very happy, but this is not a requirement for publication. Additionally, please don?t feel that you have to be well known or widely published to submit something.

I am also looking for creative, preferably autobiographical, submissions of 1,000 to 1,500 words also dealing with the topic of gender variation. Although I am eager to receive proposals from anyone who has something interesting to say, people from outside the US and the UK are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

This is an open call, please distribute widely.

The proposal deadline has been extended to March 30, 2006. Proposals should be no more than 500 words, please include your email address, postal address, and telephone number.

Final submission deadline: June 15, 2006

Please send proposals (and any questions you may have) to:
GenderQueryBook@yahoo.com

Sincerely,
Jakob Hero
Gender Query editor

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