Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa
Due Date: 05-16-2021
Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo Coll.) and Sascha Crasnow (Univ. of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the Southwest Asia and North Africa region and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open-access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Christiane Gruber (Univ. of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State Univ.). The forward will be contributed by Gayatri Gopinath (New York Univ.).
This volume will present new perspectives on queer visual culture in the South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region from queer artists as well as scholars who work on queer themes that emerge within visual art and culture and present scholarship that uses queer lenses. Perhaps because queerness is often thought to be an anathema to the SWANA region and because queer people must sometimes prioritize their safety over visibility, queer visual culture from the SWANA region has not yet been comprehensively presented for a wide audience. With contributions from both scholars and artists, this volume demonstrates that queer visual culture in the SWANA region is not only extant but also entering an era of exciting growth in terms of its versatility and consciousness.
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