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Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture â€¨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 â€œrelational aestheticsâ€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 feminism to recognize divisions along the lines of
race, economics, and sexuality. Collaboration can also be understood as an abiding ethos of
Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary field in which collaboration between disciplines
is an ideal as well as a practical reality. Womenâ€™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 matrix_at_princeton.edu by June
15, 2008. Please include a brief CV with your submission.
Megan Heuer and Marcelline Block, editors
Program in the Study of Women and Genderâ€¨
Princeton, NJ 08544
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