>From: "Rachel Warburton" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Sexy Feminisms? Trans-Formations in Feminist Sexuality
>Studies (2/1/6; journal issue)
>Please circulate widely!
>Call for Submissions for Special Issue of Atlantis: A Women's Studies
>Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes
>"SEXY FEMINISMS? TRANS-FORMATIONS IN FEMINIST SEXUALITY STUDIES"
>In 1984, Signs held a forum on "female sexualities" that described two
>presumably opposing camps of feminist responses to sexuality debates:
>radical and libertarian. Contributors to this 1984 forum pointed out that
>both sides claim the other overlooks important aspects of female sexuality
>and pleasure. They concluded that these "opposing positions do not exhaust
>the possible feminist perspectives on sexual pleasure, sexual freedom, and
>danger" (107). In the two decades since that important critical moment,
>feminist sexuality studies has moved well beyond the limiting poles of
>danger versus pleasure or prudes versus progressives. Indeed, feminist
>sexuality studies since has faced new challenges in form of queer theory,
>transgender, and transnational scholarship, as well as critical race,
>whiteness and disability studies.
>Given these transformations, this special issue of Atlantis seeks to survey
>the current states of feminist sexuality studies in the wake of the above
>theoretical and political influences. We invite submissions that contribute
>to an inquiry into the current relationship between "feminist" and
>"sexuality." We suggest that such inquiry circulates around two central
>questions: How have the above mentioned theoretical and political movements
>transformed how we do and understand feminist sexuality studies today? What
>kinds of changes can we observe in the longstanding conversation that
>feminist theory has about the status of sexuality? Accordingly, some of the
>questions that this issue seeks to address (but is not limited to) include:
>how do contemporary sexuality studies (the scholarship produced under this
>rubric and programs of study created or planned as critical sexuality,
>queer, and lesbian/gay studies) engage and draw upon feminist theories and
>which feminist paradigms continue to inform contemporary approaches to
>sexuality studies; which ones have been rejected?
>what role do sexuality studies play within contemporary feminist research
>and theories, in women's studies programs and courses?
>how has queer theory transformed feminist sexuality studies?
>how do transgender, transnational, and transdisciplinary scholarship, and/or
>work in areas such as critical race, whiteness and disability studies
>transform what we imagine when we imagine "feminist sexuality studies"?
>All contributions should be accessible to an audience from many different
>backgrounds interested in participating in the creation and sharing of
>feminist knowledge. Atlantis articles are peer reviewed. They contribute to
>a publication that strives to meet the most significant academic and
>feminist expectations of our colleagues.
>Please send submissions addressed to the Atlantis address below. Information
>regarding the contributors' guidelines may be found in a recent copy of the
>journal, at the web site ( <http://www.msvu.ca/atlantis>
>www.msvu.ca/atlantis), or by contacting the Atlantis office.
>When an article is accepted for publication in Atlantis, we ask that the
>contributor subscribe to the journal for one year. Like many other journals,
>our fiscal base is vulnerable. Subscribers to Atlantis create the
>possibility for the dissemination of feminist knowledge in the form of
>peer-reviewed articles, community voices, curriculum reflections and book
>reviews. As contributors of peer-reviewed articles, their subscriptions will
>assist in keeping the journal in print and available to the larger community
>of feminist thinkers and doers. In exchange, they will receive both the
>spring and fall editions plus an extra copy of the edition carrying their
>Guest Editors: Susanne Luhmann
>Department of Women's Studies, Thorneloe College at Laurentian University
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>Department of English, Lakehead University,
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>Submission Deadline: February 1, 2006
>Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes,
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>Halifax NS B3M 2J6, Canada, tel: 902-457-6319, fax: 902-443-1352
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