The Queer Roald Dahl Collection - Abstracts due May 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Mitchell
contact email: 
jennifermitchell6@weber.edu

Roald Dahl has been the recipient of a slew of insults from anti-Semite to misogynist to general misanthrope. The controversies surrounding Dahl have focused primarily on these aspects of his work and his life, as well as the question of whether or not his texts, with their representations of violence, have been "appropriate" for young people. Yet, much of his work seems to possess the potential for radicalizing gender and sex--a subject that has remained remarkably overlooked by critics. This collection, in which a university press has expressed interest, seeks contributions that focus on any aspect of queerness in the Roald Dahl canon.

Send inquiries, 300-500 word abstracts with brief bibliography, and one-page CV to jennifermitchell6@weber.edu by May 15th, 2013. Accepted contributors will be notified by June 1, 2013. Complete submissions, subject to review, will be expected by December 1, 2013.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays