CFP Women's Studies Quarterly Special Issue on Citizenship
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Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon
Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. In our historical moment, the meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender, sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment for reimagining a wide range of issues related to citizenship, such as national and transnational allegiances and identities in a globalized world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of citizenship, attempts to delimit citizenship based on religion, ethnicity and race, articulations of belonging, and those of exile, alienation or treason.
This special issue of WSQ invites work that will contribute to an exploration of citizenship, broadly conceived. We welcome academic papers from a variety of perspectives in all disciplines, from theory, qualitative research, and empirical studies to literary and cultural studies. We will also consider creative prose, poetry, visual artwork and memoir that explore the theme of citizenship.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
borders: spaces and practices of inclusion and exclusion
liminal citizenship: exile, detention and asylum
citizenship and terrorism
migration, immigration and diaspora
women, politics and power in governance
suffrage, civil rights, and feminism
governmentality and neoliberalism
sexual citizenship and gay marriage
biosociality, health and citizenship
originary myths and founding documents of the state
affiliations, alienation and allegiance
contested nationalities, dual loyalties, transnational identities
literacy, language, and citizenship
cultural integration, cultural differentiation
premodern statehood, tribal and monarchical organization
claiming place: urban cultural appropriation
discourses of patriotism
citizens as stockholders
national service and social citizenship
organizations without borders
religious identity and social citizenship
on-line activism, social networking and political participation
race, passing, and the transnational body
cosmopolitanism, regionalism, globalism
If submitting academic work, please send articles by May 15 to the guest editors Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon at: WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com.Articles should adhere to WSQ style guidelines, available at http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/#submissionguidelines. They should be no longer than 22 pages.
Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor Kathleen Ossip, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 15. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems. Please note that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of the e-mail along with all contact information.
Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's fiction/nonfiction editor, Susan Daitch, at email@example.com by May 15. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting prose. Please note that prose submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the prose editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please provide all contact information in the body of the e-mail.
Art submissions should be sent to WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com by May 15. Please keep in mind that after art is reviewed and accepted, accepted art must be sent to the journal's managing editor on a CD that includes all artwork of 300 DPI or greater, saved as 4.25 inches wide or larger. These files should be saved as individual JPEGS or TIFFS.
Prof. Terri Gordon
The New School
66 W. 12th Street, Room 912
New York, NY 10011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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