Call for Submissions 2018-04-16T13:06:17+00:00

Early Career Reseachers VI

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal gender forum launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every year sees a special issue dedicated to presenting the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions for the upcoming sixth Early Career Researchers Issue may consist of new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers. Please note that given the journal’s focus, all submissions must engage with Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.

Abstracts of 300 words plus a brief biography should be sent to Laura-Marie Schnitzler at gender-forum[at]uni-koeln.de by March 1st, 2018. The deadline for the completed papers in MLA 8 (4000-6000 words) is April 15th, 2018.

(Publication date: Spring/Summer 2018)

Gender and Sport

In light of the FIFA world cup 2018 in Russia, this upcoming issue of gender forum approaches the question of gender and sports from a multi- and interdisciplinary angle.

With the common division into men’s and women’s sports, athleticism appears as an inherently gendered occupation. Yet even outside the pitch itself, these implications reign supreme. Be it the conundrum of FIFA’s outspoken campaigns against racism and homophobia and the location of the upcoming tournament in a country known for its anti-queer rhetoric and legislation, the misogynist criticism Serena Williams receives for her physical disappearance, the hotly disputed case of Olympic gold medalist Caster Semanya, the hyper-masculine locker room talk, or the hot-button issue of the sports hijab on basketball courts and in retailers’ advertisements, the role of gender in and around sports dominates discussions while still being accepted as the norm.

Potential submissions can discuss (among others):

  • Gender stereotypes and normativities in sports
  • The gendering of sports and the subversion thereof
  • Gender, multiculturalism and sport; gender & race politics
  • Homophobia and racism in sport
  • Gender and the sport film/ sport journalism
  • Queer athletes
  • Hypermasculinity and sport
  • The sexualization of athletes
  • Gendered sport jurisdiction, e.g. doping, hijab bans etc.
  • Gender and contemporary sport events
  • Gender, bodies and the (bio)politics of health and fitness
  • Gender, nation(alism) and sport
  • Other suggestions welcome.

Abstracts and a brief biography should be submitted by April 15th. The deadline for the completed papers is May 15th.

(Publication date: Summer 2018)

Target articles should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition) and should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length. Please make sure to number your paragraphs and include a bio-blurb (including your contact information) and an abstract of roughly 300 words. Files should be sent as email attachments in Word format. Please send your manuscripts to gender-forum”AT”uni-koeln.de.

We always welcome reviews on recent releases in Gender Studies! Submitted reviews should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition), have numbered paragraphs, and should be between 750 and 1,000 words in length. Please note that the reviewed releases ought to be no older than 24 months. In most cases, we are able to secure a review copy for contributors.

Publishers are welcome to send us new publications pertaining Gender Studies. Please send review copies, review suggestions, queries or submissions to gender-forum”AT”uni-koeln.de.

Books and audiovisual media currently up for review (other suggestions welcome):

Baumgarten, Poliana, creator. Berliner Farben, Web Series (on Youtube), 2017.

The Year We Thought About Love. Directed by Ellen Brodsky, Village Films, 2015.

Dalya’s Other Country. Directed by Julia Meltzer, Other Country Films, 2017.

In Between. Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud, Alma Cinema, 2016.

Emeke, Cecile, creator. Ackee and Saltfish. Web Series, 2015.

Ashgar, Fatima, and Sam Bailey, creators. Brown Girls. Web Series, 2017.

Below Her Mouth. Directed by April Mullen, Serendepity Point Films, 2017.

Marija. Directed by Michael Koch, Pandora Film Produktion, 2017.

They. Directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Mass Ornament Films, 2017.

Battle of the Sexes. Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2017.

RuPaul, creator. RuPaul’s Drag Race. MTV, 2009-present.

Farris, Sara R. In the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism. Duke UP, 2017.

Furhman, Arnika. Ghostly Desires. Queer Sexuality & Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema. Duke UP, 2016.

Hogan, Patrick Colm. Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Irving, Helen, editor. Constitutions and Gender. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

Jackson, David. Exploring Aging Masculinities. The Body, Sexuality and Social Lives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Koch, Angela. Perverse Bilder. Zur Visualisierung und Medialisierung von sexueller Gewalt. Vorwerk 8, 2015.

Mayock, Ellen. Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Moultrie, Monique. Passionate and Pious. Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality. Duke UP, 2017.

Peel, Elizabeth, and Rosie Harding. Ageing and Sexualities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge, 2016.

Pötzl, Viktoria. Nation, Narration und Geschlecht. Eine feministische Literaturanalyse der Werke Yael Dayans. Neofelis, 2018.

Sykes, Heather. The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events: Roving Colonialism. Routledge, 2017.

Yousafzai, Shumaila. Women Entrepreneurs and the Myth of ‘Underperformance’. A New Look at Women’s Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.