EXTENDED Destabilizing Trans-Corporealities

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Université de Montréal

Destabilizing Trans-Corporealities


The myriad of spaces that women inhabit, occupy, or have been placed into cause a variety of effects on their cultural, physical, social and sexual experiences, and actively contribute to forging their bodily material constitution. Material feminisms, which have brought the body back to the forefront in feminist studies, highlights this reality by transforming human corporeality into an ever-shifting trans-corporeality, which Stacy Alaimo describes as a “time-space where human corporeality, in all its material fleshiness, is inseparable from "nature’ and ‘environment’” (238). Thus, The Harbour Journal at the Université de Montréal kindly invites writers to submit creative works for publication in our fourth issue that explore the interactions and interconnections between women’s bodies in its multiplicities of meanings, and material, physical environments, whether natural or human-built. Creative works can engage with a multitude of topics, including, but not limited to the body, material feminism, embodiment, and biopolitics.



  • Submissions are open to all.

  • Do not include any identifying information in the body of your document. Our team of readers will read all submissions blind.

  • Please send a short bio with your piece.

  • Please submit unpublished poems only. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Multiple submissions are allowed.

  • Poetry: No more than five poems per submission. We have no aesthetic or formal requirements and consider all styles of poetry.

  • Short stories, plays, nonfiction texts, and autofiction: no more than 10 000 words.


Please submit your work to theharboureditors@gmail.com by September 15, 2023.