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Trans Sci Fi 2023 : The Handbook of Transgender Science Fiction

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When Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Where Publication
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2023
 

Call For Papers

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transgender Science Fiction. 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 https://bit.ly/Transgender_Science_Fiction no later than October 1, 2023.

A sampling of confirmed contributors includes:
• “Exploring Transgender Identities through African Mythologies in Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon and Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater,” Gibson Ncube, PhD, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
• “Queer Fusion Technologies and the Monsters We (Do Not) See in Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet and Bitter,” Oluwadunni Talabi, PhD, and Corina/Cori Wieser-Cox, MA, Linguistics and Literary Studies Department, University of Bremen, Germany
• “‘Truth is a matter of the imagination’: Redefining Vulnerability and Revisioning the Politics of War and the Poetics of Transgender Identities in The Left Hand of Darkness,” Khamsa Qasim, PhD, Department of English, International Islamic University, Pakistan
• “A Trans-ing of Liminal Gender in Michael Faber’s Under the Skin,” Nicole Anae, PhD, Department of Literary and Cultural Studies, Central Queensland University, Australia
• “Reactionary and Recuperative Readings of Dr Jeckyll and Sister Hyde,” Mike Stack, PhD, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
• “Towards a Latin American Queer Feminist Cli-Fi through Trans Representations: From Caribbean Afro-Futurism to Neo-Gauchesca,” Victoria Jara, PhD, Departments of Languages and Cultures, Film Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada
• “‘As real a girl as anyone’: Subverting the Superhero Trope in April Daniels’ Dreadnought,” Anamarija Šporčič, PhD, Department of English, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
• “Unpacking Time Loops in See You Yesterday,” Joshua Bastian Cole, PhD, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University, USA
• “Speculative Disidentifications: Multiple Gender and Multiplication of Species in the Novels La comemadre by Roque Larraquy, La mucama de Omicunlé by Rita Indiana, and Ornamento by Juan Cárdenas,” Cristián Opazo, PhD, Facultad de Letras, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile; Ignacio Pastén Lopez, MA, Latin American, Iberian and Latin Cultures Program (LAILaC), City University of New York (CUNY), USA

We seek a broadly international group of scholarly contributors.

The editor’s previous books include Ecofeminist Science Fiction (2021), Transgender India (2022), Transecology (2021), Xenolinguistics (2024), Dystopias and Utopias on Earth and Beyond (2021), and The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (2023).

This is a volume of literary, film, and media theory and criticism guided by both transgender studies and science fiction studies. To be competitive, abstracts must:
• Show how transgender studies and science fiction studies can each provide perspectives typically overlooked, ignored, or downplayed by the other field.
• Engage one or more key scholarly works from both transgender studies and science fiction studies, demonstrating the value of diverse approaches to analyzing literature, film, and other media. (If you do not list specific writings from both transgender studies and science fiction studies that you will draw upon, you have not addressed this point.)
• As the result of this dialogue between transgender studies and science fiction studies, provide insights into literature, film, and other media that neither transgender studies nor science fiction studies can offer by itself.

Any abstract that does not explicitly address the above three points in depth will likely be rejected.

Solid first drafts of full chapters are due by February 1, 2024, and final versions that cross-reference other chapters extensively are due April 1, 2024. At least one author of each chapter must have already completed their doctorate. In your 200-word biography, please note the year and university where you earned your doctorate. Only previously unpublished works will be considered.

As you search for scholarly journals to support your analysis, good places to start for science fiction studies include Extrapolation, Science Fiction Studies, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Fafnir—Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. In transgender studies, helpful journals include TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Transgender Health, Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies, and Journal of Gender Studies.

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, or there will be no way to contact you.

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