*UPDATE* Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

deadline for submissions: 
June 18, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

There is a need of closing the gap between the aspirations and attitudes of a, especially younger, audience that receives openness and inclusivity as a given, and the social reality of a still conservative political and societal mindset. The field of Gender and Queer Studies is not only relevant, but highly necessary, not only, as commonly seen, for dismantling a binary view on gender, but also in reforming the view of the individual, in general. Gender and Queer Studies are often associated with women’s rights only, this field is, however, introducing a different and reformative style of reading and analysis. This issue seeks to present the relevance of Gender and Queer Studies by addressing a variety of areas. For this special issue, then, reviews on the following texts can be submitted:

Ecocriticism and Gender

Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan and Vidya Sarveswaran (Ed). Routledge Handbook of Ecocriticism and Environmental Communication. Routledge, February 2019, 1st Edition.

Economy and politics and gender

Griffin, Penny. “Gender and economic violence” in Handbook on Gender and Violence. Laura J. Shepherd (Ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, November 2019, pp. 337-356.

George, Sonia. “Globalization, Workspace Transformation and Informal Workers: A Reversal of Gender Roles”. In Perspectives on Neoliberalism, Labour and Globalization in India. K.R. Shyam Sundar (Ed.). Springer Link, May 2019, pp. 273-297.

Michael J. Bosia, Sandra M. McEvoy, and Momin Rahman. The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics. Oxford Handbooks, Print: May 2020, Published online: Jan 2019.

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi. Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe Policies, Culture and Public Opinion. Bristol University Press, Oct 2019.

Mental Health and Gender

Alexa Martin-Storey, Holly E. Recchia, and Jonathan B. Santo. “Self-Continuity Moderates the Association Between Sexual-Minority Status Based Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms”. In Journal of Homosexuality, Published online: 04 Mar 2020

Research/University and Gender

Fiennes, Natalie. Behind Closed Doors. Sex Education Transformed. Outspoken by Pluto, Sep 2019.

William Toledo and Bridget Maher. “On Becoming an LGBTQ+-Identifying Teacher: A Year-Long Study of Two Gay and Lesbian Preservice Elementary Teachers”. In Journal of Homosexuality, Published online: 18 Dec 2019.

Please submit a short bio blurb and the name of the publication you are interested in reviewing to gender-forum[at]uni-koeln.de by June 01, 2020. The deadline for the completed reviews of 800 words (MLA 8, numbered paragraphs) is August 15, 2020.

Publication date: Autumn 2020