CFP: The Routledge Companion to Drag

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By Francesca Killoran

We are currently looking for contributions to The Routledge Companion to Drag, a volume that will provide an accessible reference work to drag. This is an area which has garnered much attention through the popularity of TV series such as RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose. The Routledge Companion to Drag is a long over-due response to the popularity of drag cultures, providing detailed critical insights to the world of drag that goes beyond the narrow version of the glitz and glamour on TV screens. The volume will signal a major new direction for a form that has become cultural currency in the media and, more recently, of growing importance for the academy.

The Routledge Companion to Drag will be a comprehensive reference work on the multi-limbed topic of drag. The volume connects contemporary concerns around identity and intersectionality to the field of drag studies, including essays on race and ethnicity, disability, class – areas that reflect the current cultural backdrop and social activism of today’s potential readers. The international and interdisciplinary focus will lay out the field in such a way that it includes both mainstream, non-mainstream, established and emergent practices and cultures.

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