Book project: Queer Kaleidoscopes: Disturbing Canadian Homonationalisms

Queer Kaleidoscopes: Disturbing Canadian Homonationalisms
Editors: OmiSoore H. Dryden and Suzanne Lenon

Call for Chapter Proposals:

“The question of just how not to do state work at a moment of empire is one of the most crucial questions we must confront in living a transformative politic.” – M. Jacqui Alexander

“It is axiomatic that if we do not define ourselves for ourselves, we will be defined by others – for their use and to our detriment.” –Audre Lorde

This edited collection seeks to intervene in queer sexuality studies, politics and activisms in Canada. We solicit submissions that disturb Canadian homonationalisms in all their variety and that offer a contrapuntal reading of Canadian queer nationhood.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Indigeneity, Queer Theory and Settler Colonialism
  • Citizenship and Belonging
  • Canadian Empire Building
  • Discourses of Race and Sexuality
  • Canadian Queer Diaspora; Queer/Trans of Colour Critique
  • Refugee and Asylum Claims
  • Human Rights & Legal Interventions
  • Cultural Productions, Representations &/or Censorship
  • Queer/Trans Places (eg, pride festivals, film festivals, bathhouses, prisons)
  • Queer/Trans Spaces (eg, sovereignty; regionality; separatism; apartheid)
  • Sex Work, Policing & Surveillance
  • Hate Crimes

We invite proposals of 350 words to be sent to the editors by June 15, 2011. The invited essays (5000-7000 words) are to be submitted by December 15, 2011. The collection will be submitted to UBC press.

Please email your submissions to: