CFP: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

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From the FLP mailbox, this notice and call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal:

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

The journal can be found here.

Why a new journal? Why now?

We believe it is time to explore the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new century, and we see the endeavor as part of a larger question of where feminism itself is heading. For example, we ask whether it still makes sense to talk of the “waves” of feminism. If so, what is the status of the third wave? Is there a post-third wave? We wish to encourage a discussion of feminist thought for the twenty-first century. What are its directions today, and what relationship does it sustain with the foundations laid down by twentieth-century feminist inquiry and action? We aim to publish work that explores the multiple theoretical paradigms and political agendas of current feminist scholarship and the potential intersections and tensions between these paradigms and agendas. We are especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between local and global contexts of feminism. We also welcome submissions that focus on feminist pedagogies and activism.

Publishing the journal online means that we are able to offer open access to its contents to feminist scholars anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. It also has an immediacy that allows us to publish articles on topics that are in the here and now and to significantly shorten the time lag from submission to publication for our prospective contributors.

The rest of the site is currently under construction. We expect submission guidelines to be available in December, and we invite you to return in January 2011 to see the finished version of the site. In the meantime, please contact the editors at jfs@umassd.edu with questions about the journal or for submission guidelines.

The editors are Catherine Villanueva Gardner   (cgardner@umassd.edu); Anna M. Klobucka   (aklobucka@umassd.edu); and Jeannette E. Riley   (jen.riley@umassd.edu).

-Bridget Crawford

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