Performing Humanity (ongoing academic blog)

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Editor, Miranda Nesler (Ball State English)
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Performing Humanity is an independent academic website that exploring the blurred categories of human and animal during the Renaissance. Weekly content takes the form of interviews, book reviews, and informative posts that educate readers about Renaissance vocabularies of humanness, their historical origins, and their persistence in shaping attitudes today.

Performing Humanity invites proposals for book reviews and post content for the academic year 2012-2013. For more information, please contact the editor or visit the Submission Guidelines at

Possible areas of inquiry include:
* Gender
* Fairy tales
* Animal law
* Political theory
* Art
* Drama and literature
* Human transformation in film
* Religious debates
* Fashion and architectural movements