CFP: Heterosexuality (7/1/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Yasco Horsman



Editor: Yasco Horsman
Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and 'Race'
Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam / New York)
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2007

"Thamyris / Intersecting," a book series on place, sex and 'race' seeks
contributions to an upcoming volume on heterosexuality.

Heterosexuality has long been considered the norm, the unmarked
category from which all 'perversions' deviate - in short, something
that is in itself not in need of an explanation. With the emergence of
queer theory in the 1990's, and its insistence on the constructed and
flux nature of all sexual identities, straightness itself was shown to
be neither as monolithic nor as stable as had once been assumed. This
opened the doors for a project that Calvin Thomas has recently dubbed
'straight queer theory,' a rigorous analysis of the cultural and social
construction of heterosexuality that refuses to take sexual identity as

For its upcoming volume on 'straight queer theory' Thamyris /
Intersecting welcomes essays that explore contemporary scenes of
straightness in art, literature, cinema and popular culture as well as
theoretical excursions on heterosexuality that critically engage with
queer theory, gender studies or psychoanalysis. Topics to be considered
could range from the straight body, straight camp, straight mating
rituals and straight dating shows, to straightness in Houellebecq's
novels, Breillat's films, Arab Strap's songs, Matthew Barney's
installations or Karen Finley's performances. Essays that address the
relations between sexuality, national identity or race will receive a
special consideration.

Thamyris / Interesecting is published by Rodopi-Press in the
Netherlands. Recent issues include essays by Ernst van Alphen, Mieke
Bal, Rey Chow, Ariel Dorfman, Marianne Hirsch & Leo Spitzer, Isabel
Hoving, Brian McHale and Griselda Pollock.

Proposals for contributions to "Heterosexuality" may be submitted by
email ( before July 1, 2007. Include the
proposal (600 words) in the body of the message. Use "Heterosexuality"
as the subject line. Please include a short c.v.

The deadline for finished articles (6,000-8,000 words) is December 1,

All acceptances are conditional on the approval of the series editor.
For more information on the Thamyris/Intersecting series, refer to

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