CFP: _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (5/1/05; collection)

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We invite contributions for a projected essay collection on John Cameron Mitchell's rock opera _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (Hedwig). We welcome scholarly essays from different fields (literature, film, cultural studies, religious studies, classics, anthropology, biology, educational psychology, speech communication/rhetoric, and others) engaging with _Hedwig_ in a variety of cultural contexts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Hedwig, History, and Histrionics
Hedwig off-Broadway and Hedwig on screen
Ally Sheedy as Hedwig
Sexual prosthetics in/on/around Hedwig
20thc. European Politics and Hedwig
Hedwig and "Middle America"
Bodily and Other Topographies
Religion and Spirituality in Hedwig
Early Modern/Classical Influences in Hedwig
Post Early Modern Philosophy and Hedwig
Hedwig in the context of current LGBTQ theory
Narratology and Hedwig
Emily Hubley's animations
Genre and Gender in Hedwig
Hed-heads on the web and in the world
The pornographic/erotic in Hedwig
Hedwig and Feminism(s)
Reception studies of Hedwig among particular audiences (college students, rock musicians, M to F transsexuals, straight women, etc.)
Hedwig and the "Freak" Show
Miriam Shor
Marketing in/of Hedwig

We recommend that potential contributors contact Catherine Ozment ( or Sujata Iyengar ( with abstracts by May 1, 2005, and completed essays by September 1, 2005. Feel free to contact us with queries before sending in an abstract.

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