Call for Papers for New Jersey 37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference April 12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
jstahl@bmcc.cuny.edu

Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture

What new insights can we learn about gender, sexuality, and desire by examining cross-dressers and the ways they have been perceived in various cultures and time periods? This panel will explore this question by considering how cross-dressing is used to express hetero or same-sex desire in literature, film, or television. Papers presented at this panel will span a variety of historical and theoretical approaches.

Send 250 word abstracts by February 9, 2014.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
renaissance
romantic
theatre
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian