30. marts 2010
Call for papersNORA
Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
- Special Issue - Writing Change? Challenges for Feminist and Gender Studies
The Editors of NORA are pleased to welcome
Mona Livholts and Annelie Bränström-Öhman as guest editors for this Special Issue
Deadline for submission of articles: 30 April 2010
Academic writing as a strategy for creating change and manifesting resistance - both inside and outside the academic context is one of the foremost challenges for contemporary feminist and gender studies. In this light the emergence of critical, creative, performative and reflective writing can be seen as an integrated part of the ongoing debate on methodological and theoretical issues. Indeed, it is possible to say that the field of feminist- and gender studies demonstrates how relations between power and privilege, marginalized and subjugated knowledge, ethics and change are tied to praxis of style and representation where form and content is intimately intertwined. Contributions from for instance, dialogical, polyphonic and genre-transgressive writing strategies can be applied as a means for re-situating of epistemological claims as well as an experimental approach to the textual form itself.
This issue of NORA will analyze how new forms of academic writing constitute methodological and theoretical challenges for feminist- and gender studies. By providing a forum for researchers to engage in new forms of academic writing, we wish to contribute to publication on a theme that we think need increased attention. We encourage authors to send in contributions of innovative, critical, creative, performative and reflective forms for academic writing. These may be theoretical and/or demonstrate a particular form of academic writing and/or be based on particular data.
Possible topics and themes may include but are not limited to:
- Scholarly autobiography, narrative writing
- Writing intersectionality studies and the intersections of writing
- The ethics and politics of writing
- Writing emotions, memories
- Writings of silence and oppression
- Translations: languages of writing
- Spatiality of writing
- Writing for transformation and change of power relations
- ‘Gathering of data' writing: for example diary, letter
All submissions should be made online by 30th April 2010 at the NORA ScholarOne Manuscripts site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nora
For further information on how to submit a paper, visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/swom and click on the Instructions for Authors tab.
Questions regarding these instructions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
NORA only accepts electronic submission of manuscripts.
NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
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