Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality (deadline Aug. 1st)
Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant. Furthermore the question of gender and genre can be addressed by using examples of how live productions, films, and other media have dealt with gender and sexuality in his writings.
(Papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length.)
More info at: http://www.genderforum.org/call-for-contributions/