Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

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.

Publication date: September 2014

Target articles should conform to our style sheet and should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length. Please include a bio-blurb and an abstract of 10 to 15 lines.

For more information please contact:

Editorial Assistance
Johanna Schorn, MA
Sarah Youssef, MA