Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory
This call for proposals invites interdisciplinary approaches toward the development of an edited collection on contagion theory. The goal of this project is to build upon nascent foundational texts, such as Priscilla Wald's 2001 _Contagious_ and Laura Otis's 1999 _Membranes_, and hone this formative work in light of recent technological and socio-cultural developments.
These landmark texts elucidated the social construction of germ theory and the discourse surrounding epidemics in a globalized world. Endemic seeks to explore the further productive potential of theorizing contagion in an era where cancerous lesions and cardiac failure provoke more fear than cholera.