CfP – Special Issue on Citizenship of Women’s Studies Quarterly

WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon

*Citizenship* is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and
allegiance, as well as a boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an
occasion for social and political conflict. In our historical moment, the
meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment
for reimagining a wide range of issues related to citizenship, such as
national and transnational allegiances and identities in a globalized world,
statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of
citizenship, attempts to delimit citizenship based on religion, ethnicity
and race, articulations of belonging, and those of exile, alienation or
treason.

This special issue of *WSQ* invites work that will contribute to an
exploration of citizenship, broadly conceived. We welcome academic papers
from a variety of perspectives in all disciplines, from theory, qualitative
research, and empirical studies to literary and cultural studies. We will
also consider creative prose, poetry, visual artwork and memoir that explore
the theme of citizenship.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

borders: spaces and practices of inclusion and exclusion

liminal citizenship: exile, detention and asylum

citizenship and terrorism

migration, immigration and diaspora

women, politics and power in governance

suffrage, civil rights, and feminism

governmentality and neoliberalism

sexual citizenship and gay marriage

biosociality, health and citizenship

originary myths and founding documents of the state

affiliations, alienation and allegiance

treasons

contested nationalities, dual loyalties, transnational identities

literacy, language, and citizenship

cultural integration, cultural differentiation

postcolonial independence

premodern statehood, tribal and monarchical organization

‘naturalization’

claiming  place: urban cultural appropriation

political satire

discourses of patriotism

citizens as stockholders

national service and social citizenship

organizations without borders

religious identity and social citizenship

on-line activism, social networking and political participation

race, passing, and the transnational body

cosmopolitanism, regionalism, globalism

If submitting academic work, please send articles by May 15 to the guest
editors Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon at: *
WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com*.Articles should adhere to WSQ style
guidelines, available at
http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/#submissionguidelines. They should be no
longer than 22 pages.

Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ’s poetry editor Kathleen Ossip, at
*ossipk@aol.com* <ossipk@aol.com>, by May 15. Please review previous issues
of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer before submitting poems.
Please note that poetry submissions may be held for six months or longer.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the poetry editor is notified
immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept work that has been
previously published. Please paste poetry submissions into the body of the
e-mail along with all contact information.

Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ’s
fiction/nonfiction editor, Susan Daitch, at
*sdaitch@hunter.cuny.edu*<sdaitch@hunter.cuny.edu>by May 15. Please
review previous issues of WSQ to see what type of submissions we prefer
before submitting prose. Please note that prose submissions may be held for
six months or longer. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if the prose
editor is notified immediately of acceptance elsewhere. We do not accept
work that has been previously published. Please provide all contact
information in the body of the e-mail.

Art submissions should be sent to WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com by May 15.
Please keep in mind that after art is reviewed and accepted, accepted art
must be sent to the journal’s managing editor on a CD that includes all
artwork of 300 DPI or greater, saved as 4.25 inches wide or larger. These
files should be saved as individual JPEGS or TIFFS.

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