Advanced Undergraduate Theory Reader in WGS

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Call for Publications
February 28, 2017
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

CFP for an Advanced Undergraduate Theory Reader in Women's/Gender/Feminist/LGBTQPAI+/Sexuality Studies (under contract)
Co-editors L. Ayu Saraswati and Barbara L. Shaw are soliciting submissions for a forthcoming reader that craft rigorous and cutting edge content for undergraduate students in advanced courses. We invite proposals (250-500 words) of unpublished academic work and creative work (including, but not limited to poems and short fiction/nonfiction) that address where and how critical conversations in women's/gender/feminist/LGBTQPAI+/sexuality studies come into contact. Although it is not the only consideration, preference will be given to works that adopt and elucidate transnational perspectives and intersectional approaches.


Topics of particular interest include and are not limited to:


·       ecofeminism; environmental justice 

·       organizing/activism tied to LGBTQAI+ communities

·       im/migration; forced immigration ("refugee" and asylum); deportation

·       war; national borders; "security" and "terrorism"

·       prison industrial complex and state violence

·       interventions in dis/ability studies and dis/ablity movements including mental health

·       asexuality

·       bisexuality

·       transgender, genderqueer, agender, and nonbinary/gender nonconforming (especially in transnational contexts)

·       polyamory

·       sex, sexuality, and desire (especially in transnational contexts)

·       sex positivity and consent

·       institutionalized sexual violence (e.g. in prisons, on college campuses, and in the military)

·       digital culture, gaming culture, virtual realities, and technology

·       feminist and/or queer science studies and scientific inquiry

·       health, healthcare, and gender (especially in a transnational context)

·       reproduction and biopolitics

·       spirituality; religion

·       indigenous and first nation thought

·       shaping the body (e.g. cosmetic surgeries; fitness; fatness; gender expression)

·       critical knowledge production (historical and contemporary)

·       critical interventions in post-feminism, post-racial, post-colonial, post-truth, and neoliberalism

·       resilience and resistance

·       affect theories, cultural studies of emotions

·       aging

·       race and racial formation

·       critical approaches to transnational feminism and/or intersectionality

·       critical approaches to transnational queer studies and/or intersectionality


The submission deadline for proposals is February 28, 2017. Please send questions and/or a PDF of the proposal, including contact details (name, institutional or organizational affiliation, email, and phone number) to Barbara L. Shaw at Once a proposal is conditionally accepted, the deadline for the completed chapter of no more than 3750 words (including references) will be August 1, 2017. This reader is under contract.

Contact Info: 

Barbara L. Shaw, Ph.D., Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, 520 N. Main Street, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 16335

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