Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Names, Naming, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Edited by I. M. Nick and Sharon N. Obasi
Recent years have seen a significant increase in public awareness of and sensitivity towards the diversity of individual and group identities where gender, sex, and sexuality are concerned. These developments have also been accompanied by the introduction of many new names for individuals and groups to label these developments. At the same time, in many places around the world, there has been a marked backlash against recognizing the complexity of identity where gender, sex, and sexuality-are concerned. These counter movements have also been marked by onomastic developments. The current call is for book chapters that specifically explore the interplay between names, naming, gender, sex, and sexuality. Possible subjects to be explore include, but are by no means limited to the following:
- Law and regulations governing the personal names of individuals by gender, sex, and sexuality
- Names for diverse individual and group identities (e.g., cis, trans, bi, LGBTQ+).
- Naming customs in cultures that recognize three or more genders
- National and international trends in gendered names and naming
- Naming, gender and artificial intelligence bots, virtual assistants, etc.
- Inferring gender based on phonology (phonoonomastics)
- Researching names and gender: perspectives on compliance and integrity
- Naming and gender policies in education
- Names and gender in advertising and health messaging
- Historical and/or cross-cultural investigations into (in)official names for gender and sex
Proposal Submission Process
- Abstract proposals (max. 500 words, excluding the title and references) should be sent as a PDF email attachment to Professor I. M. Nick (email@example.com)
- For organizational purposes, the proposals must include “Gender2023” in the subject line of the email
- All proposals must include an abstract, title, and a preliminary list of references;
- The full name(s) of the author(s); the author(’s’) affiliation(s) must appear in the body of the email. These details should NOT appear in the attached proposal.
- In the case of multi-authored submission, one person must be clearly designated as the primary contact
- The DEADLINE for proposal submissions is August 15, 2023. All proposals will be submitted to a double-blind review process. Authors will be notified about acceptance on or by September 15, 2023
- Final chapters (max 7,000 words, excluding abstracts and references) will be due April 15, 2024
For further information about this call, please feel free to contact Professor I. M. Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to receiving your proposals!