Call for Papers 8

                      Feminist Practices in Visual Arts/Art Practices in Feminism

AnaLize-Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a call for papers for a special issue on “Feminist Practices in Visual Arts/Art Practices in Feminism” that intends to trace the complex, provocative and controversial relationship between feminism and (contemporary) art. The proposed thematic issue of our journal will focus on how socio-politics have been influencing and shaping the feminist art tools, but also on how various feminist visual representations have been reconfiguring the feminist socio-politic discourses.

Feminism had a crucial impact on late twentieth-century art, inspiring some of the most pioneering developments in sculpture, painting, performance, photography, film and installation. The art world has been transformed by feminists who at the same time have been among its chief critics. It has redefined the very terms of late twentieth-century art, exposing assumptions about gender, politicizing the link between private and public and stressing the specificity of art marked by gender, race, age and class. At the same time, feminist artists influenced in various ways the socio political feminist discourses and practices of their time.

The intersection between art and feminist practices comes with gaps and limitations, taking into consideration the challenges of sharing a common agenda and set of activist tools and a common background of diverse visual representations. Feminist liberal socio-politics had its confrontations with feminist art from the 1970’s in the West, proving to become two areas of practice that were not necessarily analogue. Women artists did not receive the support of feminists working in the socio-political environment. The divisions also took place within the practice of feminist art and theory. The editors of the well-known American journal Artforum reacted aggressively towards the work of Linda Benglis, Untitled, a photograph that was inserted as an ad in the 1974 November issue. The work represented a naked woman proudly holding a double dildo on her pubis. As striking as it might have appeared, the work was actually following feminist criticism towards the roles and lack of power and access of women in the art world and public space in general through a visual choice familiar to the male gaze and male art production: a long history of female nudes. Nevertheless the work was considered “an object of extreme vulgarity” that challenges norms for what we might call conservative feminism.

It is relevant to assert that feminist art iconography has changed norms of representation and reception, in time determining a visual shift (the process is still ongoing) in relation to its message and its construction altogether. We are dealing with two separate domains belonging to humanities studies: one of them, visual arts, has the advantage of working with and being fueled by the socio-political context, while the other, socio-politics, doesn’t necessarily use, work, or depend on art.

The fall of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe has opened a virgin terrain for starting the processes of building a common feminist agenda within the new specific socio-political contexts: new actors and institutions, transfer of knowledge from the West, theoretical reactions, counter spaces and creations, including immaterial productions in feminist visual representation. A socialist theoretical apparatus in post-communist countries breaking from the neo-liberal paradigm has increasingly come closer to a transition from the theory-visuality gaps of feminism to their cooperation.

It is in the context of the “love and hate” relation between feminist art and  feminist activism, a relation less documented, at least in Eastern Europe, that we are  welcoming papers that address aspects of the dynamics of art-feminism divisions, inferences, mutual influences and collaborations. Aiming to understand the complex associations between the social historical cultural and political landscape and art (with focus on visual arts), papers may also examine solutions tested for overcoming the gaps in view of reaching an inclusive, intersectional and common perspective.

 

We are welcoming papers focused on, but not limited to:

-   Current themes in feminist art/feminist theory/feminism activism: overlaps, intersections and/or complementarities.

-   Visual tools of socio-political feminisms and the visual construction and significance in feminist art practices.

-    Feminism and political instrumentalization of art.

-    Feminist socio-political theories and engaged art.

-  East-West comparative models of practicing dialogue between feminist art, women’s movement and academic feminist discourses.

-    Feminist art-theory-activism discourses in the new technological era.

 

Overviews and/or book reviews of recent works on the theme of the issues are also welcome.

Submission deadline is April 1st 2017

Issue coordinators:

Olivia Nițiș- Curator, Researcher at the Institute of Art History "G. Oprescu" of the Romanian Academy, Vice-President of Experimental Project Association

Laura Grünberg- Associate Professor University of Bucharest, President, Romanian Society for Feminist Analysis AnA

 

 Information for Authors

 

1.  The manuscript should be original and not published previously. Please do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal.

2.   Submitted manuscripts should be written in academic English of international standard in order to be considered for review.

3.  Manuscripts may be 5,000 – 8,000 words. They must include abstract (maximum 300 words), summary in English (maximum 500 words), keywords (maximum 5) and the author's short biography, current affiliation and email address.

4.   The manuscript should be in MS Word format, submitted as an email attachment to our email address (contact@analize-journal.ro). The document must be set at the A4 paper size standard. The document (including the notes and bibliography) will be 1.5- spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times New Roman should be used for all text, including headings, notes and bibliography.

5.  Submissions should conform to the notes and bibliography version of The Chicago Manual of Style

 (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html).

6.  The journal is committed to a double-blind reviewing policy according to which the identity of both the reviewer and author is always unknown for both parties.

7.    Manuscripts should be sent at: contact@analize-journal.ro

 



Dekel, Tal, Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, p. 11. 

New Series. Issue No. 6 (20)/2016 What is Surrogacy for Feminism?

                AnAlize no.6


Introduction: What is Surrogacy for (East-European) Feminism?
Ana-Luana STOICEA-DERAM (coordinator)
Institut de Recherche et de Formation à l'Action Sociale de l'Essonne, France anaderam@yahoo.fr
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La maternité mise sur le marché
Sylviane AGACINSKI
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (retraite) 
sylviane.agacinski@gmail.com
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The normative importance of pregnancy challenges surrogacy contracts
Anca GHEAUS
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
agheaus@gmail.com 
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Devant une pratique silencieuse, un féminisme muet. La maternité de substitution en Europe de l'Est
Ana-Luana STOICEA-DERAM
Institut de Recherche et de Formation à l'Action Sociale de l'Essonne, France
anaderam@yahoo.fr
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A reproductive justice lens towards the reasons to be a surrogate mother in Romania
Arina Antonia IACOB
National University of Political Science and Public Administration
iacob.arina@gmail.com
and
Ștefania Alexandra STOIAN
National University of Political Science and Public Administration
sstefania1991@gmail.com
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Humanitarian' thresholds of the Fundamental Feminist Ideologies: Evidence from Surrogacy Arrangements in India
Sheela SARAVANAN
University of Heidelberg, Germany
sheela.saravanan@uni-heidelberg.de
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Surrogacy: from Commodification to Empowerment. A Literary Perspective
Roxana MARINESCU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
roxana.marinescu@rei.ase.ro
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Gender representation across political regimes: a comparative analysis of Romanian films
Letiția MANTA 
West University of Timișoara, Romania 
letitia.manta@yahoo.com
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Book description:


Kind auf Bestellung: Ein Plädoyer für klare Grenzen ("Child to order. A Plea for clear limits") 
by Eva Maria BACHINGER (Published by Deuticke Verlag, Wien, 2015)
author and journalist
info@eva-bachinger.at
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Le Corps-marché, la marchandisation de la vie humain à l'ère de la bioéconomie 
author: Céline Lafontaine (Published by Seuil, 2014)
Book description by Ursula Del AGUILA
Université Paris 8/Saint Denis
ursula.delaigle@gmail.com
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Call for Papers

Call for papers 

Issue no.7/2016

Envisioning Roma feminism

The AnaLize - Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies editorial team is pleased to announce the launching of a call for papers that challenges feminism and its relations to Roma ethnic and gender identity. Click here for details.

Submission deadline is October 1st , 2016

Manuscripts should be sent at: contact@analize-journal.ro

New Series. Issue No. 5 (19)/2015 Women, Mobilization and Political Representation



EDITORIAL:

Women, Mobilization and Political Representation 
by Oana BĂLUȚĂ
University of Bucharest, Romania
oana.baluta@gmail.com
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ARTICLES: 

Women and politics: the impact of the European integration process on women’s political representation in Romania
by Elena BRODEALĂ
European University Institute, Florence, Italy
elena.brodeala@eui.eu
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Creating and feeding discourses on political representation of women. Can MPs and NGOs join hands on quotas?
by Oana BĂLUȚĂ
University of Bucharest, Romania
oana.baluta@gmail.com
 [download full text] 

A feminist perspective on political sortition
by Arina Antonia Iacob
  National University of Political Science and Public Administration
iacob.arina@gmail.com
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The mobilisation of women in Central and Eastern European countries: how contextual elements shaped women’s NGOs from Romania and Poland
by Andrada NIMU
 National University of Political Science and Public Administration
andrada.nimu@gmail.com
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Modern States, Legal Reforms and Feminism(s) in Muslim countries
Alina Isac ALAK
University of Bucharest
alina.alak@yahoo.com
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BOOK REVIEW:

Gender, Conservatism and Political Representation
Edited by: Karen Celis and Sarah Childs
Published by ECPT Press in 2014
Book review by Arina Antonia IACOB
 National University of Political Science and Public Administration
iacob.arina@gmail.com
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Mobilizing for Policy Change. Women’s Movements in Central and Eastern European Domestic Violence Policy Struggles
Edited by: Andrea Krizsan
Published by Central European University in 2015
Book review by Roberta Luminița POPESCU
 National University of Political Science and Public Administration
roberta.popescu21@gmail.com
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Call for Papers

Call for papers 

Issue no.6/2016

What is Surrogacy for the East-European Feminism?

Click here for details.

Submission deadline is:  March 8, 2015

Manuscripts should be sent at: contact@analize-journal.ro

 


 

Call for papers 

Issue no. 5/2015

 Women, Mobilisation and Political Representation

Click here for details.

Submission deadline is:  November 1st, 2015

Manuscripts should be sent at: contact@analize-journal.ro

 

New Series. Issue No. 4 (18) /2015 Unveiling the Feminisms of Islam

 

EDITORIAL:


Contesting the Dichotomy of Islam and Modernity: Islamic Feminisms


by Alina Isac ALAK
University of Bucharest, Romania
alina.alak@yahoo.com
 [download full text]  


ARTICLES: 

Islam: Faith And Practice

by Marius LAZAR
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
ilmarius@yahoo.com
[download full text]
 

Islamic Feminism(s): A Very Short Introduction

by Alina Isac ALAK
University of Bucharest, Romania
alina.alak@yahoo.com
[download full text]
 

Feminist Hermeneutics of The Quran and Epistemic Justice

by Vanessa Rivera de la FUENTE
Al-Rawiya College
vriveradelafuente@gmail.com
[download full text]


“Reverence the wombs that bore you”: On Unearthing a Female Legacy Transgressive to the Patriarchal Social Order

by Nahida S. NISA
San Jose State University
nahida.nisa@sjsu.edu
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Les dispositions coraniques en matière de mariage. Courte analyse des versets qui donnent les dispositions générales et qui formulent les interdictions.

by Virgil NICOLAE
University of Bucharest, Romania
nicolaevirgil86@gmail.com
[download full text]
 

Stereotypes regarding Muslim men and Muslim women on the Romanian Internet: a qualitative comparative analysis for 2004-2009 and 2010-2015

by Veronica MOHAMED-SALIH
National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
mohamed_salih.veronica@yahoo.com
[download full text]


 
The 'Princest Diaries'. A 'Middle-Eastern' Reading of American Popular Culture

by Ana-Maria NICULESCU-MIZIL
University of Bucharest
ana.mizil@yahoo.com
[download full text]

 
 Children with Gender Identity Disorder. A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis (Author: Simona Giordano, 2013, Published by Routledge)

by Daniela CUTAS
University of Gothenburg
daniela.cutas@umu.se
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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (Author: Cordelia Fine, 2010, Published by W. W. Norton & Company)

by Sorana-Alexandra CONSTANTINESCU
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
sorana.constantinescu@yahoo.com
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New Series. Issue No. 3 (17) /2014 Gender, Diversity and Urban Space

EDITORIAL

(Non) Sexist Cities - Mapping a New area of Research for Gender Studies in Romania
By Laura Grűnberg
University of Bucharest, Romania
laura.grunberg@sas.unibuc.ro
[download full text]  

ARTICLES:

Transforming the Sexist City: Non-SexistCommunities of Practice (invited paper)

By Helen Jarvis
Newcastle University; United Kingdom
helen.jarvis@newcastle.ac.uk
[download full text]  


Doing and Undoing Gender in Urban SpacesThe University Square Bucharest.

By Diana Elena Neaga
Niculae Titulescu University” Bucharest, Romania
diana_elena_neaga@yahoo.com
[abstract] [download full text]  


Riding the City - Gender Dimension of Mobility in Urban Context-

By Manta Adina Tatiana
University of Bucharest, Romania
adina.manta@ymail.com
[abstract] [download full text]  


(Re)Naming Streets in Contemporary Bucharest:From Power Distribution to Subjective Biography

By Ana Mizil
University of Bucharest, Romania
ana.mizil@yahoo.com
[abstract] [download full text]  


Street Declined in Masculine: Sexualities, Real Estate Marketand Masculinities in São Paulo Downtown (Brazil)

By Bruno Puccinelli
Universidade de Campinas, Brazil
monobruno@hotmail.com
[abstract] [download full text]  


LGBT Community - Constraints and Practices of Space Appropriation in Bucharest        

By Ghinea Gabriela Nouella and Manea Madalina Elena
University of Bucharest, Romania
[abstract] [download full text]  


Democracy, Deliberation and Exclusion A Brief Case Study on Romanian Deliberation Regarding the Civil Partnership.

By Oana Cruşmac
NUPSPA, Bucharest, Romania
oana.crusmac@yahoo.com
[abstract] [download full text]    


Urban Space and Queer Identities The LGBTQ Film Festival as Heterotopia

By Elena Stanciu
University of Southern Denmark
elena.stanciu96@yahoo.com
[abstract]  [download full text]



Book presentation        [download full text

 

New Series. Issue No. 2 (16) / 2014. Controlling (women’s) bodies

 

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EDITORIAL

Women’s Bodies, between Biology and Social Construction
National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
paunescu_ramona@yahoo.com
[download full text]   
By Ramona Păunescu 


ARTICLES

Controlling Women’s Bodies: the Black and Veiled Female Body in Western Visual Culture. A Comparative View
By  Elena-Larisa Stanciu
University of Southern Denmark
elena.stanciu96@yahoo.com
and
Bjørn Christensen
University of Southern Denmark
f.b.christensen@hotmail.com
[abstract]  [download full text]


Why Adolescents Are Not Happy With Their Body Image?
By  Cristina Nanu
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
cristina_nanu2009@yahoo.com
and
Diana Tăut
dianataut@psychology.ro
and
Adriana Băban
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
 adrianababan@gmail.com
[abstract]  [download full text]    


Pregnancy Pragmatics Unveiled: On Bodies, Bellies, and Power in Cameroon
By  Erica Van Der Sijpt
Universiteit van Amsterdam
E.vanderSijpt@uva.nl
[abstract]  [download full text]    


State Policies and the Women’s Body: The Turkish Case
By  Ulaş Sunata
Bahçeþehir University
ulas.sunata@bahcesehir.edu.tr
[abstract]  [download full text]    


Through Third World Women’s Eyes: The Shortcomings of Western Feminist Scholarship on the Third World
By  Dr. Abeer Al-Sarrani
Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
and  
Dr. Alaa Alghamdi
Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
alaaghamdi@yahoo.com
[abstract]  [download full text]    


Lesbian Mothers, Still an Oxymoron?  Commitment and Agency in Lesbian Families Planning for a Biologically Related Child
By  Alexandra Gruian
National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
alexandragruian@yahoo.com
[abstract]  [download full text]    

The Discourse and Control of Reproduction in Communist and Post-Communist Romania
By  Adriana Iordache
Romanian Academic Society
adriana.iordache@hotmail.com
[abstract]  [download full text]    
REVIEWS


Marxism, Gender and “the Transition”: A Comparative Review of Federici and Seccombe
By  Gary Blank
London School of Economics
G.S.Blank@lse.ac.uk
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Production and Patriarchy in Capitalist Society: A Comparative Review of Hartmann and Young
By  Gary Blank
London School of Economics
G.S.Blank@lse.ac.uk
[download full text]


Book presentation : “Families – Beyond the Nuclear Ideal”. ed. Daniela Cutaş and Sarah Chan
By Diana Elena Neaga
Niculae Titulescu University” Bucharest, Romania
diana_elena_neaga@yahoo.com
[download full text]



Call for Papers

The editorial board of “Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies(www.analize-journal.rois pleased to welcome submissions for the 2014 issue of the journal.

The topic for the upcoming issue is: Controlling (women’s) bodies

Click here for details.

 


New Series. No. 1 (15) / 2013 What feminism(s) for the 21st century?

EDITORIAL.

Virtual Rebranding of a Journal – A (New) Tool for Dialogue and Change.       
by Laura Grünberg   
University of Bucharest
laura.grunberg@sas.unibuc.ro         
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ARTICLES

Passing it Forward: Thoughts on Academic Feminists and the Future of Our Ideas        by Maria Bucur    
Indiana University
mbucur@indiana.edu  
[abstract]  [download full text]


Post-feminism and Specialized media: a Content Analysis of Cosmopolitan Headlines      
by Oana Crusmac   
National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
oana.crusmac@yahoo.com
     [abstract]  [download full text]


The Use of English in Contemporary Malaysian Feminist Activism
by Alicia Izharuddin  
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
alicia.izharuddin@soas.ac.uk
[abstract [download full text]  


Online Image of Feminist Organizations
by Denisa Chiriţă   
University of Bucharest
denisa_chirita@hotmail.com
[abstract]  [download full text]    


The relevance of Women’s Rights for contemporary feminism(s)             
by Adriana Iordache
University of Bucharest
adriana.iordache@hotmail.com
[abstract [download full text]


Post-communist Romanian Feminism and Gender Equality. Between stereotypes, conceptual ambiguities and thinking outside the box               
by Alina Hurubean
University of Iaşi, Romania
hurubean.alina@yahoo.fr
[abstract [download full text]


Transgressing (New)Feminisms. Towards a Rethinking of (Identity) Politics         
by Diana Socoliuc  
Independent researcher, Leuven, Belgium
diana_socoliuc@yahoo.com
[abstract]  [download full text]

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