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Handbook of Trans Literature 2023 : The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature


When Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2022
Categories    literature   theory   conference   digital humanities

Call For Papers

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook). Interested authors should submit a 300-word abstract, a 200-word biography, and a sample of a previously published chapter or article to the Dropbox folder at no later than September 1, 2022. Abstracts and biographies should be submitted as Word documents, and previously published chapters or articles should be submitted as PDFs. Both Word files and PDFs should contain the author’s name in the file names. Please include your email address in your biography file.

Contributors will receive a hardcover and a paperback copy of The Handbook.

Each chapter will provide a comprehensive survey and analysis of a clearly defined subject at the interface of transgender studies and literature, with chapters grouped into two parts. Part I examines core topics that inform contemporary trans literary theory and criticism, while Part II explores diverse literary genres, movements, and periods through a trans lens.

For proposals to be competitive, they must narrowly focus on transgender perspectives, not more broadly on LGBTQ issues. In addition, all chapters must make a direct link to literature. The Handbook will provide a broad overview of key topics at the intersection of literature and transgender studies, so all chapters should provide surveys of literature relevant to a particular topic, rather than focusing on only one or two literary works.

High-priority topics for which we especially welcome proposals are listed below.

Confirmed contributors include:

Part I. Core Topics
• Activism and Trans Literature, Sunaina Jain, PhD, Department of English, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, India
• Critical Plant Studies and Trans Literature, Michael Mlekoday, Department of English, University of California, Davis, USA
• Culture and Trans Literature, Nicole Anae, PhD, Department of Literary and Cultural Studies, Central Queensland University, Australia
• Discourse Analysis and Trans Literature, Katja Plemenitaš, PhD, Department of English and American Studies, University of Maribor, Slovenia
• Home and Trans Literature, Alexander Eastwood, PhD, Independent Scholar, Canada
• Identity Positivity and Trans Literature, Erica Chu, PhD, Department of English, Communication, Theater, and Journalism, Truman College, USA
• Inclusion and Trans Literature, Sawyer K. Kemp, PhD, Department of English, Queens College, USA
• Nondualist Philosophies and Trans Literature, Peter I-min Huang, PhD, Department of English, Tamkang University, Taiwan
• Paradox and Trans Literature, Libe García Zarranz, PhD, Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
• Settler Hegemony and Trans Literature, Nicholas Birns, PhD, School of Professional Studies, New York University, USA
• Visibility and Trans Literature, Tesla Cariani, PhD, Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Rice University, USA
• Water and Trans Literature, Jeremy Chow, PhD, Department of English, Bucknell University, USA

Part II. Genres, Movements, and Periods
• Comics as Trans Literature, Margaret Galvan, PhD, Department of English, University of Florida, USA
• Creative Writing as Trans Literature, Nicole Anae, PhD, Department of Literary and Cultural Studies, Central Queensland University, Australia
• Fantasy as Trans Literature, Rhian Waller, PhD, Department of Music, Media and Performance, University of Chester, England
• Gothic Fiction as Trans Literature, Melanie A. Marotta, PhD, Department of English and Language Arts, Morgan State University, USA
• Horror as Trans Literature, Jackson Jesse Nash, PhD, Arts and Humanities Department, The Open University, England
• Medieval Literature as Trans Literature, Kristen Carella, PhD, Department of English, Assumption University, USA
• Minor Literature as Trans Literature, Aaron Hammes, PhD, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
• Modernist Literature as Trans Literature, Rebekah Taylor-Wiseman, PhD, Department of English, Brenau University, USA
• Mystery and Detective Fiction as Trans Literature, Casey A. Cothran, PhD, Department of English, Winthrop University, USA
• Picture Books as Trans Literature, Joshua Hill, PhD, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Maine Farmington, USA
• Poetry as Trans Literature, Trace Peterson, PhD, The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, USA
• Renaissance Literature as Trans Literature, Katarzyna Burzynska, PhD, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
• Suspense Fiction as Trans Literature, Sam Holmqvist, PhD, Department of Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden
• Travel Writing as Trans Literature, Lenka Filipova, PhD, English Department, Free University Berlin, Germany
• Young Adult Literature as Trans Literature, Michelle Deininger, PhD, Humanities Department, Continuing and Professional Education, Cardiff University, Wales

Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by October 1, 2022. Solid first drafts of full chapters are due by February 1, 2023, and final versions that cross-reference other chapters extensively are due April 1, 2023. All authors must have already completed their doctorates. In your 200-word biography, please note the year and university where you earned your doctorate. Only previously unpublished works will be considered. We seek a broadly international group of scholarly contributors.

We welcome proposals for the following high-priority topics.

High-priority topics for Part I include:
• Abjection and Trans Literature
• The Anthropocene and Trans Literature
• Disability and Trans Literature
• Dysphoria and Trans Literature
• Ecology and Trans Literature
• Female Masculinities and Trans Literature
• Impurity and Trans Literature
• Indigeneity and Trans Literature
• Intersectionality and Trans Literature
• Intimacy and Trans Literature
• Monstrosity and Trans Literature
• Otherness and Trans Literature
• Performativity and Trans Literature
• Race and Trans Literature
• Religion and Trans Literature
• Politics and Trans Literature
• The Senses and Trans Literature
• Spatiality and Trans Literature
• Temporality and Trans Literature
• Transcorporeality and Trans Literature
• Transhumanism and Trans Literature
• Translation and Trans Literature
• Visual Culture and Trans Literature

High-priority genres, movements, and periods for Part II include:
• Autobiography as Trans Literature
• Biography as Trans Literature
• Children's Fiction as Trans Literature
• Climate Fiction as Trans Literature
• Drama as Trans Literature
• Dystopian Literature as Trans Literature
• Historical Fiction as Trans Literature
• Postcolonial Literature as Trans Literature
• Posthuman Literature as Trans Literature
• Postmodern Literature as Trans Literature
• Romantic Literature as Trans Literature
• Science Fiction as Trans Literature
• Utopian Literature as Trans Literature
• Victorian Literature as Trans Literature

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