Call for papers – Queer Concepts for the 2020s

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Queer Concepts for the 2020s

LAMBDA NORDICA – NORDIC JOURNAL FOR LGBTQ STUDIES

Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2018

 It has been almost thirty years since Teresa de Lauretis organized the conference at UC Santa Cruz from which queer theory emerged. While starting as a provocation, queer theory has in some ways become normalized as it has been integrated into academic disciplines and course syllabi all over the world. But it has also developed in many directions, and new concepts have come into use to facilitate for queer theory to keep its critical potential and provocative edge. This special issue of lambda nordica aims to address the status of queer theory today, with a particular focus on its theoretical concepts. If heteronormativity was the main adversary in early queer theory—and thus one of its most crucial concepts—what concepts are in use in current queer theory, and which ones do we need in the 2020s? Which power structures does queer theory challenge in the present? Which new directions has queer theory taken in recent years, and which new fields and disciplines has it entered?

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

  • Heteronormativity
  • Homonormativity/homonationalism
  • Intersectionality and queer studies
  • Geopolitics
  • Vulnerability, ability, and precarity
  • New materialism and posthumanism
  • (Inter)disciplinary queer studies
  • Queer affects
  • Queer of color critique, black feminism, and critical race theory
  • Temporalities and futurities
  • Sex, intimacy and reproduction

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words including footnotes and references and should not have been published previously. The issue will be in English. For more detailed instructions, see the journal webpage: www.lambdanordica.se.

We ask you to send us one-page abstracts for article submissions.

Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2018

Deadline for articles: March 1, 2019

Publication: 2020

Please send queries and submissions to jenny.bjorklund@lambdanordica.se and/or ulrika.dahl@lambdanordica.se

lambda nordica is a Nordic peer-reviewed academic journal for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. We strive to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBTQ research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field. The journal also introduces and reviews international LGBTQ literature.

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Nytt nummer 1-2/2018 Queer readings/Reading the queer

What is the status of queer readings today? Next issue of lambda nordica is a double special issue on queer readings, which has departed from this question, and the contributions show that queer reading practices are highly relevant as well as wide in scope. They display a variety of different queer approaches to literature and texts, and the contributors focus on different genres as well as texts from different time periods. The issue confirms that queer readings is a vital field with the critical potential to challenge norms and power structures, but also to discover new ways in which power operates.

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Queer kinship and family making revisited

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LAMBDA NORDICA – NORDIC JOURNAL FOR LGBTQ STUDIES

Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2018

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of research in critical and queer kinship studies, much of which has centred on how LGBTQ families and families of choice cope with heteronormative institutions and structures. The Nordic region has long been characterized as particularly progressive when it comes to gender equality, sexual rights, and even anti-racism. After over a decade of expanding marriage and family rights for LGBTQ people, what constitutes queer kinship in the Nordic region? How does LGBTQ reproduction confirm or challenge Nordic exceptionalism or growing trends of homonationalism? What kinds of new challenges, questions, topics emerge as formal rights are increasingly established? What kinds of familial homonormativities are emerging and who remains on the margins? How is queer kinship represented in popular culture and the arts? This special issue invites articles on new forms of familymaking and kinship in an age of medically assisted reproduction and expanding family law. While we welcome submissions from all over the world, we are especially interested in papers that grapple with empirical and theoretical materials related to the Nordic region.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

* Trans*parenting

* Parents of LGBTQ children

* Sexual intimacy and family-making

* Intergenerational family and kinship

* Kinship-based roleplay and sexual practice

* Multi-parent families and Soloparenting

* Donor siblings and Donor kinship

* Mediated kinship; the technologies of kinship and procreation

* Transnational fertility travel

* The biopolitics of queer reproduction

* Human/animal kinship

* Adoption policies and critical adoption studies

* Pederastic kinship

* Transracial and transnational kinship

* Divorce and custody battles

* LGBTQ families outside the urban middle class norm

* Queer kinship in art and literature

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words including footnotes and references and should not have been published previously. This particular issue will be in English. For more detailed instructions, see the journal webpage: www.lambdanordica.se.

We ask you to send us one-page abstracts for article submissions.

Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2018

Deadline for articles: November 1, 2018

Planned publication: Issue 3-4/2019 (November 2019)

Queries and submissions, please contact co-editors Ulrika.dahl@lambdanordica.se and/or jenny.bjorklund@lambdanordica.se

lambda nordica is a Nordic peer-reviewed academic journal for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. We strive to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBTQ research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field. The journal also introduces and reviews international LGBTQ literature.

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Årsmöte 2018

Föreningen Lambda Nordicas årsmöte hålls måndagen den 12 mars 2018 kl 18.30 i föreningen Noaks Arks lokaler, Eriksbergsgatan 46, Stockholm.

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Nytt nummer 4/2017 Öppet nummer

Issue 4/2017 of lambda nordica is true to our interdisciplinary and Nordic focus. Dag Heede analyses ancient myths in two fin-de-siècle Danish plays. Linda Sólveigar Guðmundsdóttir and Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir discuss LGBQ migrants’ experiences of racialization and feelings of (un)belonging in Iceland. Tove Lundberg, Lisa Nordlund, and Julia Narvola explore how psychology, especially as a clinical practice, can benefit from including feminist and norm-critical approaches. We’re Here offers a collective and multilingual essay on the conditions for knowledge production in the current political situation.

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Nytt nummer 2-3/2017 Postcolonial Queer Europe

OmslagsbildLAMBDA NORDICA 2–3/2017 is a special issue dedicated to questions of colonialism, nationalism, racism, and fascism and why they matter for LGBTQ studies and livelihoods in contemporary Europe. Featuring ve articles and one essay, our contributors offer both new concepts and original research on a range of topics from queer of color performance to homophobic rightwing nationalism in Armenia, from antiracist organizing to homonationalist development practices, and from state violence against racialized subjects to de ant activist objections. Put together, this volume contributes to a growing discussion about who the subjects of LGBTQ studies are and who belongs in Europe and how.

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What Is New in Nordic Queer Studies?

LAMBDA NORDICA – NORDIC JOURNAL FOR LGBTQ STUDIES

Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2017

lambda nordica- Nordic journal for LGBTQ studies is the oldest journal for interdisciplinary LGBTQ studies in the Nordic region. Since 1995, the journal has been central to the establishment and development of this field of academic research, frequently offering cutting edge issues on topics such as queer theory, queer methodologies, crip theory, transhealth, queer femininities, temporalities and histories, queer postcolonial Europe (forthcoming) and so on. With both English and Scandinavian languages as possible publication languages, lambda nordica is increasingly becoming a crucial way for researchers based in the Nordic region to communicate their research findings beyond the region. For this special issue, for which we expect a fast turn-around, we wish to highlight the diversity of on-going research in the field, and especially welcome submissions that point to new empirical and theoretical directions. We encourage submissions of reworked conference presentations, articles based on on-going and recently completed doctoral research, new research projects, or work that has emerged ‘alongside’ other projects.

Topics can include, but are in no way limited to:

* What has happened to concepts that have long been dear to the field, such as ‘heteronormativity’?

* What does new materialism and the materialist turn do for LGBTQ studies?

*How do scholars in LGBTQ studies deal with questions of critical whiteness, postcoloniality, intersectionality, religion and secularity, globalization, migration, transnationalism and indigeneity?

* What does the rise of a strong, conservative right wing political agenda across all Nordic nations mean for LGBTQ people and their concerns?

* How do LGBTQ scholars theorize (public) space in relation to bodies, movements, safety, comfort, and belonging?

* What is new in art, sport, literature, performance and music?

* How do queer studies scholars engage with gaming cultures, social media and/or reproductive technologies?

* LGBTQ utopias and dystopias

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words including footnotes and references and should not have been published previously. Submissions can be in English or the Scandinavian languages. For more detailed instructions, see the journal webpage: http://www.lambdanordica.se/

We ask you to send us one-page abstracts for article submissions.

Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2017

Deadline for articles: December 1, 2017

Publication: 2nd half of 2018

Please send queries and submissions to: jenny.bjorklund@lambdanordica.se and/or ulrika.dahl@lambdanordica.se.

lambda nordica is a Nordic peer-reviewed academic journal for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. We strive to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBTQ research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field. The journal also introduces and reviews international LGBTQ literature.

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Queer in the Nordic countryside/Queering the Nordic countryside

LAMBDA NORDICA – NORDIC JOURNAL FOR LGBTQ STUDIES

Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2017

”Get thee to a Big City” Kath Weston wrote 25 years ago. The imagined necessary move from rural areas to the big city has been a primary feature of LGBTQ coming out narratives. The migration from the rural to the urban completes the movement out of the closet based on the notion that life begins in the big city. The narrative of rural homophobia and urban areas as making (all) queer lives livable has to a great extent been disputed in recent research. Research on LGBTQ lives beyond the metropolitan areas illuminates different strategies, and ways of living, as an LGBTQ person in rural areas. This research focusses mainly on rural areas in the US and Australia, and there is still a lack of knowledge of rural queer lives in the Nordic region.

In Queer in the Nordic countryside/Queering the Nordic countryside the possibilities of queer lives and communities in different parts of the Nordic region are illuminated through a focus on LGBTQ lives beyond the metropolitan areas.

How can the exploration of LGBTQ identities and lives beyond the “big cities” contribute to a more complex understanding of LGBTQ experiences and living conditions and challenge the binary opposition between the progressive big city and the dangerous rural area?

What role does social network sites play in LGBTQ lives in rural areas?

What queer rural voices are yet to be heard, and what do they say?

This special issue of lambda nordica aims to address some of these questions and invites submissions for articles that engage with queer approaches to rural contexts.

Topics can include (but are not limited to):

· Digital queer communities in rural areas

· (Challenging) The narrative of “the escape” from the countryside

· Homecoming

· Intersectional approaches to belonging in rural areas/beyond the metropolitan areas

· LGBTQ communities and organizing beyond the metropolitan areas

· Queer rural identities

· Representations of rural queers/LGBTQ people

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words including footnotes and references and should not have been published previously. The issue will be in English and the Scandinavian languages. For more detailed instructions, see the journal webpage: www.lambdanordica.se.

We ask you to send us one-page abstracts for article submissions.

Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2017

Deadline for articles: February 1, 2018

Publication: 2019

Please send queries and submissions to guest editors anna_olovsdotter.loov@genus.lu.se, evelina.liliequist@umu.se

lambda nordica is a Nordic peer-reviewed academic journal for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. We strive to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBTQ research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field. The journal also introduces and reviews international LGBTQ literature.

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Nytt nummer 1/2017 Öppet nummer

The first issue of 2017 is an open issue with a Nordic focus; the authors come from Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and they explore queer themes and issues in the Nordic region. While the authors deal with the Nordic region, they remain careful not to reproduce geopolitical categories in the telling of queer stories. The articles reflect some of the diversity of Nordic queer studies by addressing a wide range of themes: gender dysphoria in autobiographical texts by Finnish trans people, queer automobility in interwar Sweden, and homoerotic poetry by Norwegian writer Åsmund Sveen. In the We’re Here section Kaisa Ilmonen, Mathias Danbolt and Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen take issue with the status of queer studies in the Nordic region.

Tryckta exemplar av 1/2017 Öppet nummer är redo för leverans i början/mitten av v. 20.

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Ny styrelsemedlem

Lambda Nordica har glädjen att meddela att Anna Lundberg valts in i föreningens styrelse som efterträdare till Jenny Björklund. Själv fortsätter Jenny som tidskriftens chefredaktör jämte Ulrika Dahl. Anna Lundberg är docent och arbetar som lektor vid Tema Genus inom Linköpings universitet. Med fyra år bakom sig som redaktör för Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap tar Anna med sig värdefull erfarenhet till vår förening.

 

 

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