CFP: [General] WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

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Zoe Meleo-Erwin
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WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon

Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and
allegiance, as well as a boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an
occasion for social and political conflict. In our historical moment, the
meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment
for reimagining a wide range of issues related to citizenship, such as
national and transnational allegiances and identities in a globalized
world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of
citizenship, attempts to delimit citizenship based on religion, ethnicity
and race, articulations of belonging, and those of exile, alienation or
treason.

This special issue of WSQ invites work that will contribute to an
exploration of citizenship, broadly conceived. We welcome academic papers
from a variety of perspectives in all disciplines, from theory,
qualitative research, and empirical studies to literary and cultural
studies. We will also consider creative prose, poetry, visual artwork and
memoir that explore the theme of citizenship.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

borders: spaces and practices of inclusion and exclusion
liminal citizenship: exile, detention and asylum
citizenship and terrorism
migration, immigration and diaspora
women, politics and power in governance
suffrage, civil rights, and feminism
governmentality and neoliberalism
sexual citizenship and gay marriage
biosociality, health and citizenship
originary myths and founding documents of the state
affiliations, alienation and allegiance
treasons
contested nationalities, dual loyalties, transnational identities
literacy, language, and citizenship
cultural integration, cultural differentiation
postcolonial independence
premodern statehood, tribal and monarchical organization
‘naturalization’
claiming place: urban cultural appropriation
political satire
discourses of patriotism
citizens as stockholders
national service and social citizenship
organizations without borders
religious identity and social citizenship
on-line activism, social networking and political participation
race, passing, and the transnational body
cosmopolitanism, regionalism, globalism

If submitting academic work, please send articles by May 15 to the guest
editors Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon at:
WSQCitizenshipIssue_at_gmail.com. Articles should adhere to WSQ style
guidelines, available at
http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/#submissionguidelines. They should be no
longer than 22 pages.

Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor Kathleen Ossip,
at ossipk_at_aol.com, by May 15. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see
what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems. Please note
that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified
immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been
previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of
the e-mail along with all contact information.

Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's
fiction/nonfiction editor, Susan Daitch, at sdaitch_at_hunter.cuny.edu by
May 15. Please review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of
submissions we prefer before submitting prose. Please note that prose
submissions may be held for six months or longer. Simultaneous
submissions are acceptable if the prose editor is notified immediately of
acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been previously
published. Please provide all contact information in the body of the e-
mail.

Art submissions should be sent to WSQCitizenshipIssue_at_gmail.com by May
15. Please keep in mind that after art is reviewed and accepted, accepted
art must be sent to the journal's managing editor on a CD that includes
all artwork of 300 DPI or greater, saved as 4.25 inches wide or larger.
These files should be saved as individual JPEGS or TIFFS.

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