Lesbians in Eastern Europe

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/03/15 15:16

[ Call for Papers ]

Guest Editors Anna Borgos and Judit Takács have announced a call for papers for the Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies. Papers shall be submitted by April 30, 2009.

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of lesbians in Eastern Europe, guest-edited by Judit Takács and Anna Borgos. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Eastern European lesbian herstory, spaces and communities
  • Coming out and the construction of lesbian identities in Eastern Europe
  • Lesbians in families and lesbian families in Eastern Europe
  • Lesbian motherhood in Eastern Europe
  • Lesbian partnership issues in Eastern Europe
  • Equal treatment and discrimination of lesbians in Eastern Europe
  • Violence and (internalised) homophobia
  • Cultural/media representations of Eastern European lesbians (in art, film and literature)
  • Lesbians and psychiatry in Eastern Europe
  • Lesbian transwomen in Eastern Europe

Please send a one-page overview of your proposed contribution (no more than 500 words) to Judit Takács and/or Anna Borgos by April 30, 2009. Proposals will be evaluated for originality and writing style as well as how all the contributions fit together.

After initial review of the proposals, the selected authors will be contacted in order to arrange their final contributions. Final essays should be no more than 10-15 double-spaced pages, including references. (To facilitate anonymous review, essays should contain no identifying information, the authors name, email and postal address should appear only in the message that accompanies the electronic submission.) Final deadline of essay submission: September 30, 2009.

For more detailed information about submission guidelines, including copyright ownership and preparation of tables, figures and images, please see the homepage for the Journal of Lesbian Studies.


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