Studies in the Maternal Call for Submissions

Studies in the Maternal Open Issue
Deadline: 1.8.2013
Publication Date: Autumn 2013

Studies in the Maternal invites submissions from academic researchers, activists, clinicians and artists who work on any topic relating to the maternal. We welcome contributions in feminism, psychology, psychoanalysis, literature, sociology, performance, philosophy, film studies and creative writing.

Alongside written submissions of short critical position pieces up to 4000 words (these may be position statements or preliminary writing that you wish to develop at a later stage), or longer articles (up to 8000 words), we encourage those working in creative and non-written mediums, including visual and audio formats, to submit work on this theme. As this is an online journal, we particularly encourage use of hypertext links and images in submissions.

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About Studies in the Maternal

Studies in the Maternal is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal. It aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.
Studies in the Maternal provides an interdisciplinary space to extend and develop maternal scholarship, making visible the many diverse strands of work on motherhood, parenting, reproduction, pregnancy, birthing, and childcare across a broad range of disciplinary and practice boundaries. In doing so, it aims to foster dialogue about the maternal and to encourage the exploration of the unique site the maternal occupies at the potent intersection between scientific possibilities, psychosocial practices and cultural representations.

We are seeking articles, essays and reviews from academics, writers, artists and clinical and cultural practitioners who engage with the maternal from diverse perspectives. We also very much welcome work that falls outside of the textual tradition, incorporating or encompassing the visual and/or audio.

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Studies in the Maternal Call for Submissions