Sibéal Journal, Vol 2
Following on from the success of our 2015 conference we are looking for submissions for our next journal. Papers are invited to engage with the theme of the conference, (In)visible Lines. We are also accepting feminist or gender studies book reviews. The books must have been published since November 2015.
The journal will focus on how the feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all.
Increasingly this neat categorization of the feminist movement has been questioned and challenged, especially with the internet age offering a greater platform of communication for female-identified individuals and feminists alike.
Visible and invisible barriers remain, whilst new forms of inequality and oppression emerge or are simply acknowledged. Different identities intersect and cannot be easily separated, further complicating feminist struggles. Despite these challenges, now is an exciting time for feminist and gender studies. New mediums present new opportunities, old battles take new forms. Masculinities and femininities are no longer defined as rigid categories they once were, gender identities are challenged and the waves of feminism have begun to blur.
Please send extended abstracts of 500 words to email@example.com by April 25, 2016. If accepted completed articles of 5,000 – 6,000 must be sent by June 24, 2016.