Call for Papers

We have two active CFPs:

1. “Speaking freely and freedom of speech: feminists navigating the ‘new’ Right.”

Deadline for papers: Feb 21, 2020

2. "Gender and the Canadian Armed Forces: Does change mean feminist progress?"

Deadline for abstracts: Feb 29, 2020

Deadline for papers: May 30, 2020

Details below.

 

EXTENDED CALL:  “Speaking freely and freedom of speech: feminists navigating the ‘new’ Right”

Co-edited by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst and Jennifer L. Johnson

Deadline 21 February, 2020

At the end of October, 2018, posters appeared on campuses across North America that read: “It’s OK to be White.” The message bears similarities to previous messaging and graffiti left on university campuses stating “White Lives Matter” as direct backlash to the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of these messages have also included anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-feminist, and anti-LGBT+ language, and in some cases mention direct links to white nationalist organizations. These messages are, in part, the manifestation of tensions in online spaces where what has come to be known as the Alt-right is being reconstituted in Canada as a significant political voice on university campuses. While those who overtly claim membership to white nationalist movements may be fewer in number, those who express degrees of support for these ideas or latently approve of their presence in social media are increasingly emboldened. Students, faculty, and staff who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, feminist, queer, and trans may find themselves subject to verbal and physical hostility. Typically, this hostility is characterized as “free speech,” while under-represented university community members are described as censorious and over-sensitive when responding.

Your submission will address the intersections of feminist teaching and scholarship with any of the following.

  • White nationalism, white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, and Alt-right movements in Canada

  • Freedom of speech/academic freedom debates

  • Reflection on the institutional management of white supremacy by colleges and universities and how they affect research, funding, and resources of feminist teaching and the work environments faced by faculty and staff

  • Feminist, Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized people’s resistance

  • The suppression and management of feminist, Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized people’s resistance

  • Echoes across generations: how can feminist, race-based, and Indigenous activists and thinkers from the past inform the present?

  • Feminist engagement with xenophobia in the recent and distant past

  • University and college reactions to the presence of white nationalist, white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, and Alt-right groups, events, and messaging on campus

  • University, college, and wider community collaborations to challenge discourses of white supremacy

  • The harassment and barriers faced at the university by students who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people with disabilities, trans, and/or queer

We invite submissions that examine interdisciplinary and discipline-based feminist interventions in these discourses through original research papers, position papers, book reviews, and original creative works, including short essay analyses of your own visual, aural, or spoken creative work. Research papers are not to exceed 7,000 words including references.

Further details and information regarding all types of submissions can be found at: http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/about/submissions

Submit work directly to Atlantis' Open Journal System: http://journals.msvu.ca

Please include “Speaking freely and freedom of speech” on your title page.

For general inquiries about Atlantis Journal or about this call, contact atlantis.journal@msvu.ca

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“Gender and the Canadian Armed Forces: Does change mean feminist progress?”

Special Issue of Atlantis, Fall 2020
Edited by Maya Eichler

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 29, 2020
Deadline for paper submissions: May 30, 2020

Almost twenty years ago Atlantis published a special issue on “Women and the Canadian Military” (2001, issue 1). The collection outlined the ways in which women’s contributions to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) were hidden and constrained by traditional gender roles. With this upcoming special issue on “Gender and the Canadian Armed Forces: Does change mean feminist progress?” we revisit this topic.

Much has changed over the past twenty years:

Women have entered military trades and occupations previously closed to them and the military is working to change its sexualized and gendered culture through initiatives such as Operation HONOUR. Diversity in military recruitment and retention is being promoted. Canada has also seen the death of its first female combat soldier (in the more than decade-long military mission in Afghanistan). More recently, Canada has begun implementing United National Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for an integration of gender perspectives into conflict resolution and post-conflict initiatives, and has a dedicated a feminist foreign policy.

This special issue of Atlantis considers what these changes mean from a feminist perspective. Does the increasing integration of women and gender perspectives into the Canadian military indicate feminist progress or a cooptation of women and feminism?

Submissions to this collection will provide critical feminist and feminist intersectional analyses of the Canadian Armed Forces by addressing topics including, but not limited to:

  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the CAF

  • Canada’s national identity as a “peacekeeper,” alongside the CAF’s engagements in combat

  • The culture of, and institutional response to, sexual misconduct in the CAF

  • The CAF’s relationship with contemporary Canadian military families

  • Gender and Canadian foreign and defence policy

  • The Women, Peace and Security Agenda

  • Experiences of, and institutional responses, to injuries and illness, including PTSD and MST

  • Militarized masculinities and their transformation


We invite submissions that examine interdisciplinary and discipline-based feminist interventions in these discourses through original research papers, position papers, book reviews, and original creative works, including short essay analyses of your own visual, aural, or spoken creative work. Research papers are not to exceed 7,000 words including references. Paper submissions will be invited after review of abstract submissions of maximum 300 words.

Further details and information regarding all types of submissions can be found on our submissions page.

Submit work directly to Atlantis' Open Journal System (this website). Please include “Gender and the Canadian Armed Forces: Does change mean feminist progress?” in your submission.

For general inquiries about Atlantis or about this call, contact atlantis.journal@msvu.ca or maya.eichler@msvu.ca.