FINAL REMINDER: Call for Articles - Special Issue of the Journal of Homosexuality - "Queer Subjectivities and the United States"

deadline for submissions: 
February 22, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
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Recent upheaval from the Trump administration’s policy-making in the United States has seen the lives of queer subjects radically altered. This has included numerous executive orders that seek to curtail the power and agency of certain groups based on race, disability, gender, and sexuality particularly. Such identity distinctions are being made through an increasingly nationalist, and therefore heteronormative, lens which lends itself to the supremacy of ideals that support hegemonic cultural discourse. 

This special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality highlights queer subjectivities in the contemporary context of the United States, uncovering modes of resistance and the ways that the queer subject can lay claim to public and private spaces, within both the nation-state, and its outward global effects. We invite considerations, especially interdisciplinary, from the fields of American Studies, Literary Studies, Queer Theory, Memory Studies and Critical Race Theory among many others.

Possible topics include, but are not limited, to:

  • Im/migration and Human Rights of Queer Subjects
  • Jasbir K. Puar’s concept of Homonationalism
  • Un-wilful Detainment and Incarceration
  • Borders of Identity, State, Nation, (Non-) Citizens
  • Conceptualizations of Sexuality as deviant or threatening
  • LGBTQI* Subjectivities
  • Corporeality and Queerness
  • Witnessing and the Power of Representation
  • Transculturalism and Global Queerness/Sexualities
  • Queer Conceptions of Memory (Personal, Collective, Cultural)

We are seeking article submissions of approx. 7,000 words that engage with the remit of the special issue to be submitted to Christopher W. Clark (c.clark@uea.ac.uk) by February 22nd 2019.