We are looking for unique works that reflect, examine and respond to the 2019 South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Gender, Sex, and Sexualities  Conference theme of Past, Present and Future: contested histories and emerging identities. Conference presenters, attendees and beyond are invited to submit for a peer-reviewed special issue of Writing From Below.

FOR THIS SPECIAL ISSUE, WE INVITE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL SUBMISSIONS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

  • Full Critical Papers based on Conference Presentations (3000-7000 words)
  • Poster / Visual art submissions (please include 250 word ERA research statement)
  • Creative Writings including poetry, short fiction, fictocritical, experimental and/or hybrid writings (up to 3000 words; please include 250 word ERA research statement).

If submitting Visual or Creative works, please see the ERA Research Statement Guidelines.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE 5 DECEMBER 2019

Please submit via the Writing from Below website and follow the author guidelines.

ABOUT THE THEME:

The conference theme this year, Past, Present and Future: Contested histories and emerging identities, is in recognition of South Australia’s 125th anniversary of suffrage, but also contesting our white feminist history and its intersections with gender, sex, and sexualities in relation to the structural, personal, institutional, cultural, symbolic, epistemic, and discursive. The conference is interdisciplinary and diverse but grounded by a strong intersectional feminist perspective. A fundamental aspect of feminist ethic is inclusivity, and ‘Past, Present and Future’ aims to recognise that feminist perspectives and spaces have been historically White. This year’s theme is a recognition of feminist thinking that achieved this goal, but also recognises that this is not the anniversary of universal suffrage, and that we are willing to keep working, thinking and researching to disrupt and decentre Whiteness within feminist thought. The Gender, Sex and Sexualities 2019 conference aims to drive an emphasis on the intersection of gender, sex and sexualities with Indigenous, POC, migrant, refugee peoples and all others. We aim to highlight and discuss where history, the present and the future have neglected or included these people, and the effects this has on the past, the present and the future societies.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL:

Writing from Below is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, it provides a forum for new and innovative research on gender, sex and sexualities and the array of intersecting issues that shape the social and personal understanding and expression of these. It welcomes both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all), and specifically encourages scholarly experimentation.

CONTACT:

For further information or general questions please contact the special edition editors at gsspostgradconference@gmail.com.

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