Call for papers: Fat Representations

Here's the blurb...

Special Journal Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Fat Representations
Guest co-editors: Dr. Brenda Risch and Christoph Zepeda, M.A.

In this special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities, we are seeking submissions of scholarly articles, non-fiction essays, and book reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the links between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorised?

Fat Positive Representations: How do positive representations of fat articulate subjectivity? How is gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, age, physical ability woven into or expressed through fat positive view points? What theories of being rise out of positioning fat/plenitude/abundance as a positive attribute?

Fat Superheros: What makes a Hero or Heroine of size? What complexities and textures of superhero-hood become visible in a fat superhero? How is she/he translated in film, literature, paintings, action figures, comic books, graphic novels, ceramics, and music?

Additional topics include: Fat Sexualities; Fat Abroad; Global Perspectives on Fat/Size...

We ask that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature, double-spaced, numbered, with one-inch margins on all sides, and that they do not exceed 6,000 words.

Please include a 100 word abstract, c.v. and author biography of 200 words.

Please send inquiries and submissions to either Dr. Brenda Risch at or Christoph Zepeda at by May 1, 2013.

Interdisciplinary Humanities is a refereed, scholarly journal published by HERA, the
Humanities, Education, and Research Association.