CWS/cf plans to commit the Winter 2005 issue to showcase the best of recent Canadian scholarship and creative work on lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transsexual/transgender sexualities. Cutting-edge articles will highlight current debates and issues particular to Canada (laws, population, community organizations, health care system, religious institutions, culture industry, geography and history). This issue will disseminate fresh and innovative ideas around lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans people's sexualities and explore identity politics, specific issues for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans people of colour and non-western women; connections to anti-oppression theory and practices; intersections of feminism and queer sexualities; and explore the differences between lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans people's sexualities and how these differences play out politically and otherwise within queer communities.
Possible topics include:
Current state of identity politics with regard to lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans people
Sexuality and spirituality
Sexuality and health
Sexuality and colonialism in diasporic communities
Policing lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans people's sexuality
Representations of lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans people's sexuality in image and text, art and literature
Same-sex marriage issues and the current "family values" backlash
Impact of homophobia and biphobia
Intersections of feminism and lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans people's sexualities
The challenges which understandings of trans oppression presents to the women's movement
Lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans existence and immigration
Special problems/oppression encountered by lesbian, bisexual, queer, or trans sex trade workers
How do identities which operate in a space outside the European distinction between sexual orientation and gender identity (e.g., two-spirited people) challenge traditional European feminist formulations?
Current threats from psychiatry and clinical psychology vis-a-vis any of these identities, especially the alarming growth of conversion therapy
New trends and dilemmas in resistance art as it pertains to any of these populations.
Anti-pornography laws and their meaning(s) for lesbian artists
The effects of globalization on any of the populations covered
The impact of the current growth of fundamentalism on any of these populations
The effects of the widening north-south divide and current racism
Current homophobia and resistance to homophobia in academia
Your ideas for additional topics are welcome. Invited are essays, research reports, true stories, poetry, and artwork that illuminate these issues.
Deadline: 31 January 2005
Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 12 pages long (3000 words). A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission. We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article.
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