CFP: Becoming TransGerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, German History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Editors seek 1-2 essays on “trans” as part of a volume titled Becoming TransGerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography in the book series German Visual Culture. Essays will ideally focus on one of the following topics:


  • Transgender identity in historical or contemporary context

  • Historical or contemporary engagements with transgender studies in German Studies

  • Transgender identity and human rights in transnational context (with a focus on German-speaking countries/regions)


Single author or co-authored essays are welcome. Contributions need not necessarily be focused on visual forms of “trans” but ideally would include 3-5 images in support of the essay’s argument.


Full drafts of essays, between 8500 and 10,000 words, will be due by 1 February 2018. Anticipated publication of the volume is June of 2018.


Email expressions of interest and the following information no later than 15 December 2017  to Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson at <>:


  • Essay title

  • Author’s / authors’ name(s)

  • Author’s / authors’ institutional affiliation(s)

  • Author’s / authors’ current academic / institutional title

  • Abstract of approximately 450 words

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