Monday, September 6, 2010

CFP: Re-Gendering Images and Identities (essay collection)

Call for Proposals
Re-Gendering Images and Identities: Photography, Art and the Transgendered Body

Editors: Prof. Stephen Whittle OBE, Dr Sara Davidmann
Deadline for abstracts: November 1 2010
Deadline for completed essays: April 2011

Stephen Whittle and Sara Davidmann are in the process of completing a book proposal for an exciting edited anthology on the significance of photography and other forms of image making (within the sense of the picture) to issues of self-visualisation, representation and the visibility of trans people.

The book will bring together essays by some of today’s foremost trans academics, activists and authors. We are looking for a broad spectrum of subjects and foci and accordingly this call is being made in order to offer other, possibly lesser-known, academics with a serious interest in the area the opportunity to contribute to the anthology.

The book will make a contribution to different disciplines: photography theory, the fine arts and humanities more broadly, transgender studies, media studies, cultural studies, social sciences, and potentially psychology and medicine.

We are currently at the stage of gathering together abstracts from authors and planning our proposal. We anticipate final chapters to be of approximately 6,000 words. We aim to publish in 2011.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please forward an abstract of 250-300 words by November 1 2010 to Please include the title for your essay, key points or arguments to be developed, and an overall outline for the chapter. Please also attach a brief (one - two page) c.v.

Additionally, if your chapter will include images please provide an estimate of the number of images and indicate whether you already have copyright clearance. Please let us know if you would prefer your images to be printed in colour.

We welcome essays from all academic disciplines.

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