"QUEEN: a journal of rhetoric and power", a new e-journal sponsored by the Centre for Rhetorics and Hermeneutics, invites daring, innovating, and radical essays, ruminations, poetic reflections, photographic essays on sex and power for its inaugural issue.
Any related topics will be considered, from all fields: Religious studies,literature, pop culture, queer theory, medicine and medical ethics, history, cultural anthropology, rhetorical studies.
Possible topics may include: sex and fashion; the eroticization of victimage; rhetoric and "Sex and the City"; sex/syntax; historiciz-ed, -ing approaches to sexuality and gender; the gender(ed) rhetoric of the divine; money, sex, and the new economy; the grammar of gender; the legal and medical formation of sex; erotic religious literature of the West and the East; mysticism and the erotic; the role of religious ideology in the formation of the modern or ancient gendered subject; ambiguous sex: the intersexed and identity; fertility religions and the eroticization of the divine (modern and ancient).
QUEEN seeks to rejuvenate rhetoric studies, gender studies, culture-historical studies, and religious studies by experimenting with cross-inter-sections of these disciplines. QUEEN seeks to explore the ways in which power shapes people and people shape power.
Submissions may be in the form of prose essay, poem, photography, QT video, music, or any combination thereof. We encourage multi-media explorations to make full use of internet technology and the transformation of communication it engenders.
Send a one-page proposal or electronic portfolio samples to the email listed below by July 15. All submissions will be due by October 1.
QUEEN editorial board:
JDH Amador (SRJC)
Greg Carey (Lancaster TS)
Sonja K. Foss (UC Denver)
Alan Gross (UMinn)
James Hester (URedlands)
Susan Jarratt (Miami U of Ohio)
Michael Leff (Northwestern U)
Stephen Mailloux (UCI)
Deirdre McCloskey (UI at Chicago)
Erika Mae Olbricht (Pepperdine)
Brenda Schildgen (UCDavis)
Micah Sherman-Hester (Mercer)
Gerry Snyman (U South Africa)
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