Hypatia 18.4 (2003) 299-302
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Call for Papers
Feminist Theory Special Issue: Feminist Theory and/of Science, Guest Edited by Susan M. Squier.
Articles are invited that consider the relations between feminist theory and science, as well as feminist theories of science. Essays may vary in subject area and methodology. Literary, historical, and/or visual and cultural studies approaches, sociological and anthropological approaches, as well as perspectives from the scientific disciplines, are encouraged. Possible subjects of exploration include: feminist theory and the biological body and brain; the limits of materiality; the limits of social construction; feminist theories of information and communication technology (ICT); is there a feminist science? Is there a scientific feminism? Discourses of science and feminist theory; feminist science studies or queer science studies: what are the differences? What is the role of literature in feminist theory/in feminist science studies? How does feminist theory respond to the risk society? How does feminism understand the categories of gender, race, class, disability, and/or species as they are constituted and/or deployed in scientific practice? Is a "non-modern" feminist science studies possible? What are the essential texts for feminist theory of science? What practices characterize feminist science studies or the feminist theory of science?
Feminist Theory is a peer-reviewed journal and all articles will be subject to the usual refereeing process. Six copies should be submitted. Authors' names and biographical notes should appear only on a cover sheet, and all identifiers in the text should be masked so that manuscripts can be reviewed anonymously. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract and keywords and a brief biographical note. Articles should be typed double spaced, with references in the Harvard Style and substantive footnotes at the end of the article. Manuscript length should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words.
Detailed notes for contributors are available on request from the Feminist Theory office: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Other inquiries should be directed to the issue editor by e-mail, at email@example.com
This special issue will review only unpublished manuscripts not simultaneously under review for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts should be clearly marked "Special Issue" and sent either to Feminist Theory, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD or, in the case of North American authors, to Susan Squier, PO Box 557, 211 Miller Lane, Boalsburg, PA 16827, USA. Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2003. [End Page 299]
Call for Papers: Cultural Sites of Critical Insight
We are seeking papers and presentations (20-25pp) that treat the cultural productions of women of color as sites of valuable reflection and insight in topics of philosophy, social theory, and aesthetics for a collection of criticism entitled Cultural Sites of Critical Insight. Cultural productions might include a broad range of aesthetic modes of expression such as (oral and written) literature/poetry, painting, sculpture, photography, film and video art, screen/playwriting, dance/choreography, music, public/avante garde theater, and the performing and culinary arts, etc. Genres are loosely conceived such that graffiti (commonly referred to as "tagging"), for example, could be considered as a form of visual art, and other modes of expression such as body-piercing, tattooing, and hair-weaving could be treated as forms of corporeal art. Interdisciplinary in method and analytical scope, the papers examine how Native/indigenous, black (Caribbean, African, and American), Chicana/Latina/Mexicana, and Asian/East Asian/Pacific Islander women draw on and rework philosophical systems of thought, aesthetic practices, and/or social theory in terms of their own experiences to articulate fresh, new perspectives on problems of the human/ecological condition.
Papers might explore how various cultural productions emerge out of, in response to, and/or as constituting forms of political and cultural resistance to oppression in its many manifestations. Authors might consider how women of color draw on and rework philosophical systems and perspectives on culture and the human condition generally, and how they do so light of their own visions of social change, lived experiences, and aesthetic traditions. Essays might also consider how a particular medium of expression is related or contributes to...