InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies invites contributions to its upcoming issue entitled "Seeking Queer Alliances: Resisting Dominant Discourses and Institutions."
As the political climate in many parts of the world turns increasingly conservative, we are asking whether a concept such as global homophobia may be a useful analytical and/or political tool, and-as a correlate question-whether queer concepts travel well across political borders and geo-cultural spaces. Do dominant discourses that include neo-liberalism as well as fundamentalisms of all kinds, and dominant institutions spanning the state as well as churches, require distinct forms of counterpractice? How to reclaim discourse appropriated by the dominant institutions? What are and what could such practices of resistance be? What alliances have been formed, and in which locations, for purposes of political activism and for achieving particular strategic aims? How do activists serve as theorists, how do theorists serve as political practitioners, and how does the relationship between those functions manifest itself across contexts? What are some internal and external obstacles to communication among queers occupying different social and geographical spaces? We wish to ask those questions, and others, in the context of the translatability of queer concepts across cultural and linguistic spaces, as well as the translatability between the analytical and the practical uses to which these concepts are put.
InterAlia is an annual academic journal peer edited by scholars based in Poland, Germany, and the U.S. Every paper submitted goes through a double blind review process. The target readership for InterAlia are the students, scholars and activists who are interested in queer issues and have access to the web. (For more information see www.interalia.org.pl or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Authors should submit their manuscripts via email to email@example.com, as attached documents in Word format by March 31, 2007. Manuscripts are evaluated anonymously, so authors’ names should appear on a separate title page or in correspondence only. Manuscripts should conform to the MLA format, 15th edition, and be in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 words, with a maximum of 10,000 words total, including footnotes. Essay submissions over 10,000 words will be returned to authors without being read.
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