CFP: [Gender Studies] Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture; June 1, 2008

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Marcelline Block
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Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture
Volume 18: Collaboration

Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture
invites original submissions for its forthcoming issue dedicated to
collaboration. As the rhetoric of collaboration permeates contemporary
discourseâ€"from political and economic globalization to “relational
aesthetics”â€"what is the potential for new feminist practices and what are
the historical lessons of feminism about the limits and possibilities of
collaborative practices?

To collaborate means to work together, usually in order to create and/or to
change something. Implying more than one author, artist, and/or producer,
collaboration denotes activity shared between individuals. Much work that
has been historically gendered female falls into the realm of collaborative
and/or collective effortâ€"often effacing or transforming questions of
authorship. A crucial strategy for the feminist movement, collaboration has
also been one of its greatest myths, most profoundly in struggles within
the feminism to recognize divisions along the lines of race, economics, and
sexuality. Collaboration can also be understood as an abiding ethos of
Women’s and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field in which
collaboration between disciplines is an ideal as well as a practical
reality. Women’s and Gender Studies has developed one model of feminist
collaboration where scholars and students work across and between
disciplines as well as both within and outside of the academy.

What are new possibilities for feminist strategies of collaboration? How do
earlier models or instances of collaboration offer new insights and
critiques for contemporary feminist scholarship? Possible modes of
collaboration to be considered include, but are not limited to:
translation, (re)interpretation, and rewriting; participation; social,
political, and creative collectives; copyrights and digital information;
games and play; utopias; collaborations between/across disciplines,
languages, genres, generations.

We welcome submissions from all disciplines including creative work, as
well as collaboratively produced projects addressing this topic.
Submissions of 15-25 pages in length and according to the Chicago Manual of
Style, as well as inquiries, are to be sent to by June
1, 2008. Please include a brief CV with your submission.

Megan Heuer and Marcelline Block, editors
Program in the Study of Women and Gender
Princeton University
113 Dickinson
Princeton, NJ 08544

CRITICAL MATRIX is a forum for research, criticism, theory and creative
work in feminism and gender studies. Seeking connections among scholarly,
aesthetic and activist approaches to gender, CM brings together written and
visual materials that explore, redefine or reach across traditional
disciplinary boundaries. Today an award winning, internationally circulated
professional journal, CM was founded by feminist graduate students in the
early 1980s to provide academic support for exploratory scholarship in
Women’s Studies and continues to encourage submission that might encounter
resistance or neglect within established disciplines. We solicit new work
by authors at any stage in their careers, with or without academic

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