[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.
Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:
• Disability studies
• The Sharing Knife as an example of North American future studies
• American Literature or Critical Race Studies perspectives on the Sharing Knife tetralogy
• Subjectivity and multiplicity through possession (e.g. The Hallowed Hunt, "Penric's Demon," etc.)
• Racial politics in the Sharing Knife tetralogy
• Masculinity and race in the Chalion series
• Intersectional analyses of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, either within-series or comparatively with Chalion or the Sharing Knife tetralogy
• Reproductive politics in the Vorkosigan series
• Inter-series comparative papers
• Readings that draw connections to Dorothy L. Sayers, the Brontës, and Georgette Heyer
Please submit 500-word abstracts for essays of a projected length of 5000 words by 8 Jan 2016. Abstracts should be submitted to the editors, Dr Una McCormack and Dr Regina Yung Lee.
Emails should be entitled Biology and Manners: Abstract, and should contain the following information:
a) Author, affiliation, title of abstract, body of abstract
b) A cv of no more than 2 pages.
Dr Una McCormack
Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Dr Regina Yung Lee
Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington