Open Call for new books from feminist writers on feminist art
KT press, publishers of n.paradoxa, are planning a new book series on feminist art theory and the work of contemporary women artists (visual arts only, post-1970) – for late 2011 into 2012. This new series could be characterised as a return to the 18th century tradition of pamphleteering – with a modern digital twist and an ISBN!
It is intended that each book in the series will be an e-book, sold and circulated at low cost as PDFs, from KT press’ website. Each book will contain around 40 pages of text and images. The first series will contain 5-10 books.
KT press holds the view that feminism in relation to the visual arts is a contentious subject but it is also an open question about the relationship between art, aesthetics and politics which needs to be debated, especially with regard to the work of women artists. Authors must specify which feminist ideas they are engaging with and where their views of feminism originate. New perspectives and a critical consideration of the legacy of feminism will be valued in selecting this series.
The aim of the series is to publish books containing:-
a) collected conference papers or panel discussions on or about feminist art
b) translations of writings about feminist art from any language into English for the first time (with commentaries).
c) discussions of a single woman artist’s work by one or several authors including documentation of their projects (where no monograph exists)
d) collected writings / performance scripts / art notes by a woman artist on art and her practice (Poems will not be considered).
e) new polemics about feminist-art-theory and feminist art criticism arising from a single author or a discussion between feminists.
f) essays engaging in future thinking about feminism in the visual arts or written as new manifestos for the future.
g) extended discussions of curation or exhibitions as forms of feminist reading or praxis or essays written bringing together works to form virtual exhibitions “of our wishes”.
Ideas developed from theses (MA to PhD) will be considered but authors are asked not to send the thesis itself, only a summary of the key arguments and a description of the subject. Women who have not published a book before are encouraged to apply, if they are prepared to develop their ideas in co-operation with the publisher.
Ideas based in post-structuralist approaches to language, psychoanalysis and social critique of art and politics, cyberfeminist thinking, exploring new art forms, feminist post-colonial critiques, feminisms of the North and South/ East and West, approaches to global diasporas in contemporary art, issue-based political thinking about questions of social justice in relation to contemporary art are all welcome.
KT press operates as a not-for-profit company. Fees to authors will be paid as a royalty on copies sold. Potential authors should write to Katy Deepwell at KT press, sending an outline of their idea for an e-book. firstname.lastname@example.org