Call for Submissions -- Storytelling for Social Change

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 6, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences

Call for Submissions -- Storytelling for Social Change

This issue of Rejoinder seeks to explore the relationship between storytelling and social change. Storytelling has long been an important feminist tool, used by participants in consciousness raising groups, as well as scholars such as standpoint theorists, critical race feminists and feminist ethicists. Stories have helped feminists counter dominant narratives, reveal hidden power dynamics, develop epistemologies, and build solidarity. The practice of feminist storytelling has never been confined to the academy, and in fact storytelling is increasingly an important part of progressive campaigns intended to bring about social justice by swaying “hearts and minds.” But precisely what are we doing when we tell stories? Whose stories count? How far can we trust experiential narratives? And how does technology transform the practice of storytelling in the post-truth era? Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, social and racial justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: https://irw.rutgers.edu/about-rejoinder. Rejoinder is published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias (stobias@rutgers.edu) by January 6, 2020.