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Call for Chapters: Gendering the Trans-Pacific World

Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Catherine Ceniza Choy (University of California, Berkeley) and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (The Ohio State University), editors of a new book series with Brill, are inviting submissions for an inaugural anthology on the topic of "Gendering the Trans-Pacific World.” The new book series and proposed anthology seek to make two important intellectual interventions.

First, taking a cue from "Atlantic World” scholarship, the editors call for a "Pacific World” framework to understand the connections between the lands, people, cultures, and environments that are in and border the Pacific Ocean.

Second, they call for a gendered analysis of the Pacific World. Gender and sexuality have been and continue to be integral aspects of diaspora, militarism, empire, race, and community formation.

"Gendering the Transpacific World” seeks scholarship that offers innovative approaches to understanding these complex trans-Pacific power relations. The editors invite interdisciplinary scholarship that frames historical and contemporary phenomenon through feminist, critical race, and postcolonial analyses. They welcome social and cultural history, biography, and interdisciplinary works that examine art, photography, film, and literature.

Interested authors should submit the following in English to Cathy Choy ( and Judy Wu ( by July 15, 2015:

  • A cover page with your name, institution, and email

  • A 500-word abstract

  • An essay of up to 10,000 words with the author’s identification removed (please submit a Microsoft World document, double-spaced and formatted with 1” margins and 12 point font). Please use footnotes (see the Chicago Manual of Style) to cite sources

Please contact the editors with questions or to receive feedback on an abstract before the due date. For more information about the Brill book series, please see

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