CALL FOR PAPERS
ATLANTIS: CRITICAL STUDIES IN GENDER, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE / ÉTUDES CRITIQUES SUR LE GENRE, LA CULTURE, ET AL JUSTICE SOCIALE
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2013
ATLANTIS Mission Statement:
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale, formerly Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes is a scholarly research journal devoted to critical work in a variety of formats that reflects current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies. It incorporates a diversity of feminist, anti-racist and critical identity, intersectional, transnational, and cultural studies approaches to a wide range of contemporary issues, topics, and knowledges. Atlantis is dedicated to the ongoing growth of knowledge in the field of Women's and Gender Studies, as well as to critical reflections on the field itself.
Atlantis is published twice a year and only considers previously unpublished materials (i.e. not currently in the public domain, either in print or electronic form). It accepts submissions in both English and French. Submission should not exceed 7,000 words (including references). Authors should use Chicago author-date style for all citations and references (see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html).
All submissions should be made through the Atlantis website at: msvu.ca/atlantis
Questions can be emailed to Atlantis.Journal@msvu.ca
* Manuscripts must be submitted to the Atlantis on-line system at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index;
* Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words, including references;
* Use of Chicago Style (author, date) is required (see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html and click on the ‘author-date’ button);
* Manuscripts must be anonymized with no references to the author in the manuscript; if submissions are not properly anonymized, they will be returned to the authors;
* For further instructions, see the Author Guidelines at http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.
This issue will consist of two thematic clusters and one open topic cluster.
Cluster #1: Intimacies/Affect
Editors: Suzanne Lenon, Susanne Luhmann, Nathan Rambukkana
To intimate means to make known, to announce, but also to suggest something indirectly, to hint. Intimate also suggests familiarity and deep acquaintance, informality and the private, the innermost and the personal. To affect means to have an influence or effect a change, to touch, to move; it also speaks to feeling, emotions, tendencies, labour. What both intimacy and affect share is the work of renegotiating boundaries of the public and the private. Feminist thought and praxis have long played a foundational role in this renegotiation by insisting, initially, that the “personal is political” and by making the case for the importance of the epistemologies and politics of intimacy and affect in understanding people’s worlds. Such intellectual projects seek to connect acts and spheres of intimacy and affect to larger relations of power including neoliberal capitalism, globalization, racialization, biopolitics, and social movements – to name but a few.
We seek contributions that consider the (re)productive work of intimacies and affect. We invite work that engages with these two concepts (individually or together) as ways of challenging and renegotiating the boundaries of what has come to count as public and private. What does the turn towards affect and intimacies mean for transformative feminist thought and politics? What new questions, vocabularies, visions, and practices does it give rise to? How does it ask us to (re)consider what counts as intimate and affective (in)justices? What do these terms make im/possible that other terms do or do not?
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
* Queer affects/Queer intimacies
* Affective/intimate queerness
* Affective labour/Intimacies of and at work
* Affective/intimate communities
* Stranger intimacies/affects
* Intimate/affective privilege
* Feminist affective economies
* Feminist affects/intimacies
* The intimacies and affects of feminisms
Cluster #2: Transgressing Borders/Boundaries: Gendering Space and Place
Editors: Jennifer L. Johnson and Laura Parisi
To what extent are topics of inquiry common to Women’s and Gender Studies actually questions of spatiality? Power is negotiated after all in and across space and place, whether that is within a ‘home’, a courtroom, a public bathroom, or the streets. Frequently, it is the transgression and maintenance of borders and boundaries that lend themselves to a feminist analytic; an approach which we seek to explore in this issue. Feminist geographies offer rich conceptual frameworks through which to understand how gendered relations of power are produced in and through sexuality, race, ethnicity, and citizenship, among many other positionalities. How does the recognition of relations of power as spatially dependent (at least in part) shift approaches to critical inquiry? To what extent do these various relations of power influence the production of space and place? What does the use of key concepts like scale, topography, mapping/cartography, landscape/waterscape, counter/memories, spatial memory, spatial interconnection, imagined communities, diaspora, and space/time contribute to feminist knowledge production about borders, boundaries, and their transgression?
Papers may be inspired by border and boundary regulation through topics such as:
* un/paid work
* cultural and visual practices
* political action
* transnational migration
* global economies
* global governance
The co-emergence and intermingling of the fields of feminist geography and WGS provide an opening to examine these relationships, and we invite empirical, theoretical and methodological contributions that demonstrate how these fields enrich one another.
Cluster #3: Open Topic
Editors: Ann Braithwaite and Annalee Lepp
Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale also welcomes submissions on topics and themes other than those identified in the above thematic clusters that fit with the journal’s mission statement (see http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/index).