Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

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Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.
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Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

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This anthology seeks to show how Black lesbians in the south have created their own identities, identity politics, and culture to represent their same-gender loving and same-sex desires. We define “lesbian” broadly, so as to include a spectrum of homoerotic situations and reflections of queer womanhood across (or derived from) southern cultures.

We invite scholars, intellectuals, activists, and creative writers who are Black and southern (born, bred, or immigrant in US South) to write up to 2500 words relevant to these ideas.

Though we are interested in the following broadly construed topics, we will consider others not listed:

Marriage/civil unions/adoption/child rearing/family structures
southern identities and genders within lesbian communities
regional politics and lesbian culture
migration(s) to the south/north
southern lesbian history/ political figures (regional and local)
being southern and queer on university campuses
lesbians in HBCUs
impact/intersections of spirituality/religiosity, gender and queerness
queer(ing) representations of southern culture in film, lit and music
place, space and landscapes in southern lesbian experience or representations
butch/femme aesthetic and beyond the binary
inter-racial relationships
history of slavery and lesbian culture
lesbian clubs, parties, circuits and production companies
social activities
political groups

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