Fat Representations: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
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The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?
Fat Positive Representations: How do positive representations of fat articulate subjectivity? How is gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, age, physical ability woven into or expressed through fat positive view points? What theories of being rise out of positioning fat/plenitude/abundance as a positive attribute?
Fat Superheros: What makes a Hero or Heroine of size? What complexities and textures of superhero-hood become visible in a fat superhero? How is she/he translated in film, literature, paintings, action figures, comic books, graphic novels, ceramics, and music?
Additional topics include: Fat Sexualities; Fat Abroad; Global Perspectives on Fat/Size….
IH asks that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature, double-spaced, numbered, with one-inch margins on all sides, and that they do not exceed 6,000 words. Please include a 100 word abstract, c.v. and author biography of 200 words with your submission.
Send queries and submissions to:
Co-Editors: Brenda Risch (brisch@utep.edu) and Christoph Zepeda (czepeda@alliant.edu).
*Please note: The Humanities Education and Research Association, Interdisciplinary Humanities' parent organization, requires that authors become members of HERA if their essays are accepted for publication. Information on membership may be found at http://www.h-e-r-a.org/hera_join.htm.