Thursday, March 31, 2011

Asexual Studies CFP reminder

I've posted about this before, but it was a long time ago, and I wanted to remind people about it.

[quote]Call for Papers: Asexuality Studies

Asexuals are commonly defined as “a person who does not experience sexual attraction” and research estimates their prevalence at 1% of the population. Asexuality has been the subject of increasing media attention, with some high profile television and popular press coverage. This attention has stimulated academic interest in asexuality and considerable research is being conducted in a number of disciplines.
This volume will be an edited book focusing on all aspects of asexuality and the asexual community. It will collect cutting-edge research across all areas relating to this topic with the intention of constituting the foundational text for the burgeoning field of asexuality studies.

Papers are welcome from any discipline and on any topic relating to asexuality. Possible topics include:

- Identifying as asexual
- Experiences of living as asexual
- Social history of the asexual community
- Diversity within the asexual community
- Asexuality and the Internet
- Asexuality and romantic relationships
- Asexuality and wider sexual culture
- Medicalization of a/sexuality

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a submission, please contact m.a.carrigan@warwick.ac.uk
Submissions Due May 2011 Up to 8000 words[/quote]

And while I'm on the subject of reminders, AVEN recently created a new set of procedures for people wanting to use AVEN for research purposes, and if you're in joining the growing group of people involved in the emerging area of asexual studies, there is an asexual studies mailing list that I would highly recommend joining.

Friday, March 11, 2011

twitter

I finally gave in and made a twitter account. Everyone else was doing it, and it's supposed to be a useful way to engage in shameless self-promotion.

Erm, I mean, Follow me on Twitter!