[CFP] Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality in Irish Studies [Deadline: December 15th]

Idealized constructions of heteronormative masculinity and femininity have long shaped Irish culture, while subcultures of marginalized masculinities, subversive femininities, and LGBTQ identities have challenged this normative narrative. The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.
Topics might include:

  • Ethics of sex reassignment, etc
  • Trans* issues
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Sex workers
  • Reproductive rights
  • Savita Halappanavar’s death and other interrogations of abortion politics
  • Responses to abuse revelations
  • Secret adoptions

This issue of Breac will include work by Ed MaddenMary McAuliffeEllen McWilliamsMaureen O’Connor, as well as a roundtable discussion with Sinead Kennedy and Anne Mulhall.
Typical articles for submission vary in length from 3,000-8,000 words, but we are happy to consider pieces that are shorter or longer. We particularly welcome submissions that are suitable to a digital format. The deadline for submissions is December 15th. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Full submission instructions are available at http://breac.nd.edu/submissions/. Please send all submissions to submissions@breac.org. Questions are welcome and should be sent to info@breac.org.