CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP Gender and Sexual Deviance at the End of the Long 18th-C France

full name / name of organization: 
Rudy de Mattos
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CALL FOR ARTICLES "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in France at the End of
the Long Eighteenth Century"

I will be the editor of a new book on "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in
France at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century", published by Cambridge
Scholars Publishing some time in 2009. I am seeking articles (5,000 -
10,000 words) dealing with what could have been perceived by the
hegemonic discourse as gender or sexual deviance at the end of the long
eighteenth century in France (approximately from the 1780’s to the
1815’s) . I am looking for articles that explore this particular topic
under a literary, cultural, aesthetic, historical, or socio-political

Topics of interest (this list is by no means restricitve)
 redefinition of gender roles, gender reversal
 Women in the arts
 representation of dominating/abusive wives
 strong women and meek men; men in the domestic sphere
 women in the bedroom (who is in charge?, women’s sexual claims,
men’s frustrations, etc.)
 sexual utopias
 cases of hermaphrodites
 homo-eroticism
 homosexuality, lesbianism (homosexuality in the army; gay
militants; self-discovery; openly queer? Whose homosexuality was
tolerated? etc
 sexuality and sexual practices
 pornography (erotic and pornographic works, the market for these
works, women’s readership, authorship, etc.)
 male prostitution
 Sade, his readership, his “followers”
 Sexuality and Places (where did sexual encounters take place? gay
cruising? Etc.)

Please address your inquiries, suggestions, or questions directly to :
Rudy de Mattos
Assistant Professor of French and literature
Louisiana Tech University
Department of Foreign Languages
PO BOX 3086
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: (318) 257-5249
Thank you !

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