call for papers

Feminist Review Early Careers workshop: call for abstracts

Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Feminist Review invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations. The FR Collective is committed to exploring gender in its multiple forms and interrelationships.

Feminist Review supports the generation of creative and innovative approaches to knowledge production, and as well as academic articles we publish experimental pieces, visual and textual media and political interventions, including, for example, interviews, short stories, poems and photographic essays.

When Feminist Review first appeared in 1979 it described itself as a socialist and feminist journal, ‘a vehicle to unite research and theory with political practice, and contribute to the development of both’. Challenges of race, class and sexuality have been central to the development of the journal. More than thirty years later, FR remains committed to these core values.

In line with its commitment to nurturing and supporting new feminist scholarship and following the success of its first Early Careers workshop in May 2015, Feminist Review will be running a second one-day workshop in London on Tuesday 10 May 2016 for Early Years scholars. The workshop will be broken into two parts: 1) Morning: themed discussion groups chaired by members of the Feminist Review Collective, where participants will discuss and critique each other’s papers; 2) Afternoon: practical sessions on ‘The practicalities of being a feminist scholar’.

PhD students and anyone who has received their PhD within the last five years are invited to submit abstracts for papers on any theme that engages with topics in feminist, gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Please send abstracts of 100-300 words to feminist-review@londonmet.ac.uk by 15 February 2016. If your abstract is selected, you will need to have your paper ready by 25 April 2016, so that it can be circulated to other workshop participants and to FR Collective members.

Bursaries to assist with travel (within the UK), childcare, and accessibility will be available.

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You can also find the CfP in a downloadable and printable format at this link:

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