CALL FOR ESSAYS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY VOLUME:
New Approaches to Passing as a Cultural Phenomenon
"Passing for white" dominates most discussions of passing, but this
figuration is proving itself to be increasingly narrow and inadequate to
discussions of identity formation. Hence the essays in this volume will
question and expand traditional historical constructions of passing in
twentieth-century North America. Essays exploring the dynamics of passing
that expand the traditional black/white construction are solicited. Possible
topics include but are not limited to: passing as straight or gay, passing
as a non-white, passing as a citizen or foreigner, and so on.
Essays with a theoretical bent or framework are particularly welcome.
Approaches may range from the literary to the sociological, political,
and/or anthropological. Submissions should be 15-25 pages in length (MLA
format) and should be made in triplicate (no electronic submissions please)
to Dr. E. Barnsley Brown, Department of English, Box 7387 Reynolda Station,
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7387.
The deadline for submissions is March 15th, 1998; however, earlier
submissions are encouraged. Queries may be
directed to E. Barnsley Brown at [log in to unmask] or Adam Mckible at
[log in to unmask] Scholars from a variety of disciplines will be
represented in this project.
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