CFP: [General] Technologies Issue: Women's Studies Quarterly

full name / name of organization: 
Stacie McCormick
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As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies have
reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, create, and
perceive the self, the body and the community. This special issue of WSQ
invites feminist work that considers the concept of technology, conceived
broadly, and explores the multiple technologies --whether high-tech or
low-tech, futuristic, contemporary, or historical â€" that are influencing us.

In keeping with the established format of inter- and trans-disciplinary
aims of WSQ, we welcome academic papers as well as first-person narratives,
poetry, fiction, and art as a means of considering technologies. We are
also interested in work that creatively uses as well as considers both new
and familiar forms of technology, and we are actively exploring the
possibility of mounting special websites or other interactive internet
technologies to accommodate unusual formats.

Some of the topics we would like this issue to explore include:

Digital technologies and writing and media in the digital age
Medical technologies, biotechnologies, and biocapital
Cyborgian and posthuman subjectivities/future
Visual culture/ technology and popular culture/ virtual realities
Educational reform and digital pedagogy
Online community-building and activism
New forms of information dissemination
Authorial property and plagiarism
Global capital and technology
Literary access and historical information
New museums
New issues in the sciences
Everyday technologies
Technology and work
The non-use / refusal of technologies
Sport and leisure

We invite abstracts from all disciplinary and artistic homes including but
not limited to media studies, history of science, literature and the
humanities, biomedical fields, , legal studies, art history, the social
sciences, cultural studies, and pedagogy.

If submitting academic work, please send abstracts by April 1, 2008 to the
guest editors, Karen Throsby and Sarah Hodges, at
If accepted, full papers will be due by July 2, 2008.

Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ’s poetry editor, Kathleen Ossip,
at, by July 2, 2008

Art submissions should be sent on CD or disk in a high-resolution (300-dpi
or more) JPEG or TIFF image to by July 2, 2008

Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ’s
fiction/nonfiction editor, Susan Daitch, at by July 2, 2008.

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