The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a thematic journal issue to the topic of ADVANCES IN LESBIAN STUDIES. It has been fifteen years since the first issue of this journal focused on “classics” in lesbian studies. In the interim, there has been considerable scholarship on lesbian issues. Possible topics to be considered include:
-An overview of your own scholarship and how advances in lesbian studies have changed how you conduct research, including how “lesbian” is defined, how editors/reviewers react to your work, and how societal changes have impacted the ways you conduct research.
-Overviews on any area of research (not necessarily your own), describing and evaluating how research in that area has changed over time.
-Essays on how the media, the general public, or lesbian readers have reacted to research about lesbian issues over time.
In sum, the focus can be on definitions, methods, content, the academic review process, or reactions by the public, as long as you consider changes over time.
Please send a one-page abstract of your proposed contribution to me at email@example.com by June 15, 2010. Abstracts will be evaluated for originality, diversity of experience, and writing style.
Please let your colleagues and students know about this project, and feel free to post on relevant listservs.
Esther D. Rothblum, Ph.D.
Professor of Women's Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
Mail Code 6030
San Diego, CA 92182
journal website: www.informaworld.com/wjls
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