n.paradoxa is the only international feminist art journal focused on the visual arts and feminist theory. The next edition will be Lessons from History vol.34, July 2014. This is a call for papers for the next volume (please also read guidelines below):
Volume 35 (Jan 2015) War
(Copy deadline: 1 November 2014, publication date: Jan 2015)
It is frequently stated that the number of wars in the world after the Second World War continues to increase, but that these wars are local, civil or “contained” as military conflicts in particular hotspots or sites. Everyone is conscious of how wars mean not only death in armed conflict but also aerial bombing, drones or military campaigns designed to terrorise a population, the displacement of many people as refugees and the disruption of all routines in everyday life. From the Vietnam War of the 1960s to the present conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc, feminist artists have responded and produced works which look at the impact of war on people’s lives (particularly women); the stories of refugees and those living in camps; the landscapes produced as a result of war; and the division by conflicts of people and places. n.paradoxa seeks contributions which address the works of women artists on the subject of war: be it critical examinations of the military; responses to the devastation war causes; the stories of refugees and survivors; or the transformation of lives and families that results from war. The focus of the volume will be on works of women artists (post-1970, visual arts only).
n.paradoxa publishes new and innovative research by women artists, curators, scholars and writers focused on artworks produced by contemporary women artists from around the world today. The aim of this journal is to rethink the local and specific in relation to the national, international and global dynamics of art today and to promote new directions in feminist research and scholarship about women’s art practices in the field of contemporary art. The journal encourages work which is comparative, transnational, multi-generational and critically explores nationalism(s) and discriminations of all kinds beyond and including those created by ethnicity, class, sexuality, racism and sexism (now commonly referred to as intersectionality).
Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor: Katy Deepwell.
Please send (more than one month in advance of the copy deadline) an outline (1-2 paragraphs) and a short resume (1 page only). Please also outline the relation of your proposal to the theme of a particular volume. Do not send finished articles before negotiation with the editor.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Articles are published in print and in PDF format.