Call for Submissions for Procedings

 

Dear all, as we have received e-mails from some of the participants, we have decided to extend the deadline for both short and long articles by two weeks (new deadline: June 27).
More info for authors: http://feminist.krytyka.com/en/guide-authors

NB: If you have problems submitting your articles through the website, please send them to feminist@krytyka.com and/or queerfemsee@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

Following QueerFemSEE – Queer and Feminist Studies in Eastern Europe International Conference (17-19 November 2017, University of Bucharest), Feminist Critique. East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies has invited us to contribute to a special issue dedicated to the topics addressed by the conference.

Therefore, we are inviting the participants of QueerFemSEE conference to submit papers related to the topics you have presented in the frame of the conference or to wider topics connected to your research, interests or activities. We remind you that the main questions debated during the conference dealt with intersectionality from an Eastern European (or SEE) perspective:

Although in the last decades scholars in cultural and media studies have begun to address issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexualities in their work, there is still a gap concerning the amount of research in this direction between Western academic spaces and the Eastern ones. Considering this, the question which can be raised is if Western feminist and queer theories can be applied (and if yes, to what extent) to other local contexts? How are the frameworks and operating concepts constructed? How can cultural and media analysis benefit from these paradigms? What are the examples of ‘national’ or ‘local’ queer cultures and media representations and what are their particularities in comparison to other cultures (from other geo-political contexts)?

We are looking for two types of papers:

  1. Short papers, outlining the topics presented in the conference (3000 words maximum). These will not go through a peer review process.

  2. Long papers, of a more academic nature, which can expand on the topics you have addressed in your conference presentations. (5000-10000 words). These will be peer reviewed.

Both types of papers are subject to selection.

If you are interested in contributing to Feminist Critique, please write to queerfemsee@gmail.com no later than Sunday, February 9h 2018, and send us an attached text document including your abstract proposal for the paper (maximum 200 words for short papers and 300 words for long papers, in English) and a clear mention of what type of paper are you aiming to write – a short one or a long one – and in which language are you aiming to write it (possible languages: English, Ukrainian or Russian).

We would be extremely happy to receive your proposals for papers, because we find it important to have as many records of QueerFemSEE as possible – in order to make sure that the shared effort of everyone involved (participants, organizers, and all the persons who helped during the conference) is not lost, and that this first moment of queer studies coming together in the Romanian academia at the initiative of local queer persons gets to be remembered and solidified by your written contributions. So we thank you in advance for your effort.

The articles will be published in Feminist Critique. East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies. The short articles will be published all together, in a small special issue, and the long, peer-reviewed articles will be published in an ongoing fashion – whenever the reviewing and editing of each article is finished.

As some of you already sent us their articles, please note that they will be included in the selection process.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstracts: 9 February 2018

Letter of acceptance/rejection: 25 February 2018    20 March 2018

Other materials: each published paper, short or long, needs to have one picture included as header. Therefore, when you submit your full papers for review, please do not forget to also send at least one picture in jpeg format, good resolution, and include, in a separate text documents, information about the picture/s: copyright (credits, author, source), short description of the image, any other explanations you find necessary.

Timeline:

Deadline for the short papers and long papers to be sent to us in full: June 27 2018

Revisions, editing: May-July 2018

Publishing of short papers : August-September 2018

Peer review: June-August 2018

Sending out revisions and receiving revised long papers: September-October 2018

Following eventual translations and final copy editing, the long papers will start to be published from October 2018 onward.

Journal languages – Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

Homepage of QueerFemSEE: https://queerfemsee.wordpress.com/

Feminist Critique guide for authors: http://feminist.krytyka.com/en/guide-authors

Guest editors: Simona Dumitriu & Ramona Dima

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Thank you!

UPDATES

 

Dear all, we hope that you are well, thank you for your messages! We will get back to you here, on e-mail, and on the website with more information about publishing opportunities for your articles. In the following weeks we will update the criteria and the call with more details. Thank you, all the best!

 

 

Thank you note

Thank you – speakers and participants – for your presence, your words, your patience and interventions. We also thank the persons who helped with cooking, setting things up, hosting, printing, offering us the venue, taking care of the hotel, taking care of future proceedings, reading through the proposals, moderating, being there for emotional presence: Vali, Alice, Crina, Claude, Mona, Amalia, Claudia, Roxana, Crenguța, Olga, Iuliana, Athena, Mihaela, Dana, Nicoleta, Mașa, Katia, Diana, Petre, Ana, Viorica, and the persons working at Academica.
We are sorry for the situations and the words that may have been hurtful. If QueerFemSee finds some money to continue with future editions, we will work at many things for which we did not have the time and force now: such as trying to diversify languages of the presentations and insuring some sort of live translation for the persons wishing it, making sure to have not just drinks but a full-on goodbye party, and maybe longer, blossomy days in springtime (instead of rainy November).

Be safe.

Registration for non-presenters

As we keep receiving messages from persons interested in attending the conference (thank you very much!), we are waiting for your messages either on the contact form, on our Facebook page or via e-mail (queerfemsee@gmail.com) with your name and the days in which you wish to attend the presentations and the discussions.

Registration is free of charge and places are limited.

 

Thank you!

The submission process is now over.
We would like to thank each and everyone who have sent their proposal. We have received many relevant and interesting submissions (in a much greater number than expected).

The final response will be sent by e-mail by the 10th of September. Meanwhile, we will publish updates on this website and on the conference’s Facebook page.

 

Call for Papers

QueerFemSEE – Queer and Feminist Studies in Eastern Europe International Conference

17-19 November
Bucharest, Romania

 

Dear Colleagues,
We are inviting you to the first conference of its kind in the Romanian academia: QueerFemSEE – Queer and Feminist Studies in Eastern Europe International Conference. The conference is hosted by the University of Bucharest and will take place on 17 – 19 November 2017.
QueerFemSEE is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore various accounts of South-Eastern and Eastern European researchers (and their Western peers with similar interests) concerning topics connected to media studies, cultural studies, public space, and their intersection with gender and queer studies. We aim to offer a space for sharing research, ideas, alternative readings of cultural and media products that are often neglected in various national academic contexts.
As academic accounts from the West include scholars such as Sara Ahmed, Jack Halberstam, Chandra Talpade Mohanty or Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak whose works have a great impact in the field of queer and feminist studies, there is also an increasing number of scholars who center their research on SEE countries and contribute to the local accounts in these fields: Judit Takács, Roman Kuhar, Igor Kon, Joanna Mizieliñska, Bojan Bilić, Sanja Kajinić, Vera Kurtić, etc. Their works could represent a starting point for Eastern European academics with interest in queer and feminist local contexts, culture, and movements.
One of the key concepts for discussion is intersectionality. Although in the last decades scholars in cultural and media studies have begun to address issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexualities in their work, there is still a gap concerning the amount of research in this direction between Western academic spaces and the Eastern ones. Considering this, the question which can be raised is if Western feminist and queer theories can be applied (and if yes, to what extent) to other local contexts? How are the frameworks and operating concepts constructed? How can cultural and media analysis benefit from these paradigms? What are the examples of ‘national’ or ‘local’ queer cultures and media representations and what are their particularities in comparison to other cultures (from other geo-political contexts)? These are only a few questions that might help shaping the scope and importance of incorporating feminist and queer studies in media and cultural analysis.
QueerFemSEE aims to open a discussion space for students, scholars, artists and activists who are interested in the way different queer and feminist discourses function within their own culture and recent/contemporary history and/or beyond.

 

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Judit Takács, Institute of Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IS CSS HAS)

Vera Kurtić, executive coordinator Women Space (Serbia)

Assistant Prof. Magda Szczesniak (University of Warsaw)

Dr. Olga Plakhotnik, (National Aerospace University, Kharkiv, Ukraine and The Open University, UK)

 

We are welcoming proposals for panels and individual papers dealing with, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Gender and sexualities in media. Layers of discrimination, representations and examples of good practices;
  • Transgender issues and related activism as reflected in mass media and other mediums;
  • Queering the Eastern academia;
  • Artistic practices related to queer and feminist topics and their methodologies;
  • Western “models”, homonationalism and the bearing of the “local”;
  • The concept of intersectionality in accounts of race/ethnicity, class, disability and sexualities;
  • Feminism(s) in Eastern European countries and their presence in mass media and popular culture;
  • Lives of LGBTQI+ persons under the former communist regimes. Perspectives on aging;
  • Queer characters in popular culture.
  • Feminist and queer spaces and sites of resistance;

Guide for authors

Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance: by August 30, 2017

Deadline for draft articles (to be selected for the proceedings): 25 October 2017
Details about opportunities of publication will be announced on the conference website.

Deadline for final articles: 30 November 2017.

Language: English

Please submit one document (.doc or .pdf format) containing the proposed abstract (max. 500 words, theoretical frame included) and your short bio at queerfemsee@gmail.com.

Logistics

The conference program will consist of two hour panel sessions on specific topics, and because we consider that every person attending this conference should have the opportunity to engage with all the presentations and topics of interest to them, there will be no parallel panels. The conference venues are wheelchair accessible (at various degrees), however, we appreciate if you inform us about your needs in advance, as we would have to make some arrangements and adjustments. Vegetarian food will be provided at lunch, if you have any dietary requirements please do not hesitate to inform us.

A word on financing

From our experiences, we know that for some scholars, independent researchers or activists coming from non-western spaces access to funding for participation at such events might be more difficult (and sometimes impossible) than for their Western peers.
That is why if you are a graduate student (not employed at your University) and your financial situation does not permit it and you have trouble in accessing funding from your home institutions, we might be able to help.

Thanks to ERSTE Foundation we have received some funding dedicated to travel and accommodation expenses for a limited number of participants coming from South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.

Please include in your e-mail whether you will need financial aid and we will attend to your needs as much as we can. If your institution can cover for travel and accommodation, we can provide formal invitation letters to the conference and for obtaining visas (if needed).
There will be no conference fee for attending QueerFemSEE.

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Ramona Dima (Phd candidate, Doctoral School in Communication Studies, University of Bucharest)
Dr. Simona Dumitriu (Multimedia Center for Visual Arts)
Lect. Alice Iancu (The National School of Political Science and Public Administration and Hyperion University)

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Queer and Feminist Studies in Eastern Europe International Conference.

Sincerely,
QueerFemSEE organizers
queerfemsee@gmail.com