Call For Reviews: Audacity of Hope?

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thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
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lizzie.seal@durham.ac.uk

Call For Reviews: Audacity of Hope?
Deadline for submitting potential items for review: 28 September 2009
Deadline for submission of the review: 15 April 2010

thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture invites reviews for its forthcoming issue: ‘Audacity of Hope?’ We welcome reviews of books, films and other media forms that explore the key themes of the issue:
We are seeking reviews of books, films, or exhibits that critically engage with the notion of hope as it was used by a diverse assortment of constituents in the 2008 American presidential election. As a key theme in Barack Obama’s campaign (and his book ‘Audacity of Hope’), the term evokes the possibility of transformational change. How does this version/vision of hope frame debates about gender and equity issues, struggles for equality and the recognition of difference? To what extent has the ‘hope’ agenda impacted on politics, policy and popular media during Obama’s presidency to date?
For more information: http://www.thirdspace.ca/journal/announcement/announcement

For this themed issue, we are not proposing a list of books, films and other media forms for review, but rather we invite interested parties to submit possible items for review.
 Reviewers: If you have a book, film, or other media you would like to review, please send us the title, and provide additional information for our selection process.
 Authors, Artists, etc.: If you are the author of a book, film, or other media form you would like considered for review, please send us the title, and provide additional information for our selection process. In addition, if you have someone in mind to be the reviewer, please note her/his name and contact information.
Please send your suggestions to the review editors:
Lizzie Seal: lizzie.seal@durham.ac.uk
joni m palmer: joni.palmer@colorado.edu
*Deadline for submitting potential items for review: 28 September 2009*
We will review all submittals and make selections by mid-October.
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Book reviews should range from 650 words to 850 words (about 4-5 paragraphs or 1-2 pages). Review essays (reviewing two or more books in a field) or an in-depth review of an anthology are also welcome, and should be no more than 2000 words (about 7 pages).

Reviews of films, performances, exhibitions, computer games and other media forms that concern women and/or gender issues are encouraged. Reviews of this nature should be informed by feminist thinking and demonstrate scholarly criticism. Reviews should range from 650 words to 850 words (about 4-5 paragraphs or 1-2 pages).

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplinary and geographical
perspectives. Submissions from researchers working within, or among, the
disciplines of geography, sociology, literature, area studies, cultural
studies, film/media studies, art, history, education, law, and women’
s/gender studies are particularly encouraged.

We accept the submission of work from scholars of any rank or affiliation,
and encourage submissions from emerging feminist scholars, including
graduate students.

All submissions in this category undergo an internal editorial screen and review process and must conform to our style guide.

Deadline for submission of the review: 15 April 2010

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