We invite an edited collection of essays that will approach literary texts (broadly conceived) from a trans-theoretical lens.
We are interested in essays that attend to the slippages, the connects and the disconnects, between trans experience and theories and trans literary readings and essays that take up tensions and productive links between queer and trans and feminist approaches to literature. We are interested in the affects and rhetorics of embodied possibility within and across various generic, national, and temporal categories and in what a trans-theoretical frame might offer to literary critical readings of representations of political and politicized bodies. We are particularly interested in essays that practice intersectional readings, looking at, for example, the confluence of ability, class, ethnicity, gender, and race.
Interested scholars should submit a current cv and 250- to 400-word abstract of the proposed essay by October 15, 2011. Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposal by December 1, 2011. Completed essays based on accepted proposals must be submitted by May 1, 2012.
Please send your MS Word compatible proposals (abstract and cv) to Rebekah Edwards, Kirsten Saxton, and Ajuan Mance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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