Femme FATale

updates ‘n such
May 27, 2008, 8:21 am
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i’ve been taking it easy on the beach the last few days since finishing finals. i have about 100 things i want to post about, but a slower than slow internet connection on which to do it. so i’m jotting things down and making notes of all the things i need to get down on this blog once i get home. so for now, it’s back to the sand and the gulf, but expect to be hit with a barrage of updates in no time at all. don’t lose faith in me yet tiny, but faithful and lovely, handful of readers!


fat/queer anthology project!
May 27, 2008, 8:18 am
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here’s one of the many side projects i’m working on! i say “side” because anything not part of coursework or studying for prelim exams counts as “side.” bleh.

Call for Submissions

Working Title: Spilling Over: A Fat, Queer Anthology
Contact: spillingover@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2008

Despite the attention given by queer studies to the materiality of bodies and the cultural and social inscriptions that designate them, still a dearth of both scholarship and literature exists around intersections of gender, sexuality, and fatness. As fat studies begins to emerge as a viable academic location of inquiry, questions surface as to how fat bodies, deemed “excessive” in their trespasses of size and space, create even more complex subject positions when compounded by queer desires. This proposed anthology seeks contributions addressing junctions of “fat” and “queer” in pieces that consider the representations and resistances of non-normative corporeality and also writings considering the theoretical conceptions of these intricate subjectivities. Spilling Over will reflect the notions of excess, boundaries, and containment implied by the labels “fat” and “queer” both singularly and collectively. In the form of scholarly writing and creative non-fiction pieces, essay submissions might consider (but are not limited to):

  • theorizing the concept of “excess” as it pertains to fatness and queerness
  • fat and queer identities; personal narratives; reclaiming “fat” and “queer”
  • notions of (in)visibility, hypervisibility, and passing and/or privilege
  • intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, (dis)ability, age, and religion
  • the economics of the obesity “epidemic” and the diet industry
  • fat, queer art and performance; performativity
  • pleasure, sex-positivity, eroticizing non-normative bodies
  • acceptance movements, political activism, resistance
  • the engagement of feminism with fatness
  • global, transnational, transcultural constructions of fat, queer bodies and lives
  • critical reflections of fatness and queerness in media, literature, film, music, and visual arts
  • the rhetoric of fat oppression, fatphobia, homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, responding to and/or addressing hate speech

By December 1, 2008, please send your 2,000 – 6,000 word submission, along with your complete contact information and a 50-100 word biography, to spillingover@gmail.com with the subject line of “Spilling Over – Submission.” Submissions must be received in 12 point Times New Roman font and sent in via Word documents (PDFs will not be accepted). Pieces will be reviewed and decisions made by April 2009. Please note that accepted submissions will be approved on a tentative basis, pending editorial board approval once the anthology has secured a publisher.

Questions can be directed to me at spillingover@gmail.com or visit the MySpace page at www.myspace.com/spillingoveranthology

Please distribute widely.

May 12, 2008, 10:32 pm
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despite colossal arguments that make my blood pressure shoot through the roof, how else am i to write my last final paper of all time when in a week and three days, i’m going to be here:

mmm. sanibel island, fl.
who cares if i’m going with my parents and my 83 yr. old g’ma?
whateva, haters.

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May 12, 2008, 9:50 pm
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Protected: excess baggage.
May 5, 2008, 2:29 pm
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