With the December 2005 issue, Cindi Katz and Nancy K. Miller will assume the general editorship of the Women's Studies Quarterly (WSQ) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Published by the Feminist Press, the biannual journal WSQ will explore women's studies for the twenty-first century.
WSQ will continue to offer a stimulating mix of scholarly articles on women's and gender studies, pedagogical materials, and resources for feminist research and practice. But along with its new look, the journal will also introduce several features designed to further interdisciplinary discussion and debate. Future issues will include interviews with leading feminist scholars and practitioners; a "classics revisited" section where we will invite scholars to reconsider a pivotal text in women's studies in the light of contemporary concerns; more creative writing and visual work; and thematic issues that blur the boundaries between forms of academic inquiry.
Proposals to guest edit thematic issues may be submitted to Stacy Malyil, Managing Editor, The Feminist Press at CUNY, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (firstname.lastname@example.org). All articles published in WSQ are peer reviewed and the journal is selectively abstracted.
WSQ is now seeking material for a Dec. 2005 special issue on gender and culture in the 1950s. This decade and its domestic ideologies have long been of particular interest to feminists. We would like to revisit the 1950s, understanding that its very familiarity may now constitute a source of misrecognition. We would therefore like the issue to have a double focus. On the one hand, familiar events and phenomena of the period -- McCarthyism, the execution of the Rosenbergs, Brown vs. the Board of Education, the civil rights movement, Bebop, rock and roll, consumerism, corporate culture, the Beats, women's magazines, the Cold War, the suburbs, television, to name just a few -- continue to yield important insights. We are interested in revisiting and reexamining these and other well-known landmarks and, in particular, drawing out their residues in and parallels with the present.
On the other, those events and archives that have yet to acquire visibility need to be integrated into our understanding of the period. Some of these areas (suggestive rather than exhaustive) include the post-internment experience of Japanese Americans, particularly women; the international and transnational 1950s, with special interest in South America, South and East Asia, Africa, and central Europe; US regional culture; domestic and international migrations; fine arts and performing arts; religion; gay/lesbian/queer culture; ex-patriot and exile communities; Taiwan and post-revolution China; literature and cultural/intellectual exchange.
Please send your submissions by Oct. 1 to
Professor Deborah Nelson
Department of English
University of Chicago
1050 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Last modified: 10 July 2004