April 30th, 2004

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For those of you who are interested in the TRANSforming Feminism conference, you might also be interested in this publication opportunity.

Call for contributors
TRANS AND FEMINISMS

Recent debates and discussions within and between trans (transsexual,
transgender, two-spirited, genderqueer, etc.) and feminist communities
have highlighted points of contention and connection. Struggles around
identity, inclusion, and social justice have been key issues. At
times, these conversations have been difficult and divisive. At other
times, exciting possibilities have emerged for coalitions and solidarity.

This edited volume aims to examine the questions posed by trans,
feminist, and transfeminist theory and activism in Canada. The Canadian
social, legal, and political context has provided some unique
opportunities, frameworks, and constraints, as well as some key events that test our
understanding of what “feminism” and “trans” mean.

Ideally this anthology will be a discussion and conversation. It will
contain a diversity of viewpoints, voices, and subjects. While
theoretical articles are welcome, they shouldn’t be excessively academic.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

-struggles over defining “trans” and defining “feminism”
-the challenge of language and terminology: what do the terms “trans”
and “feminism” make visible? what do they erase?
-connections between feminist and trans political activism, or social
activism
-the role of "gender" as an organizing concept in feminist and trans
work
-feminist critiques of trans work; trans critiques of feminist work
-creating new intersectional theories
-telling trans and feminist stories, recounting histories, and
celebrating lives lived
-feminist and trans intersections with other identities:
race-ethnicity, class, ability, age, geographical location, First Nations status,
etc.
-developing a "coalition gender politics"
-feminism and (trans) femininity, feminism and (trans) masculinity
-building communities: who is included? who is excluded? what are the
challenges?
-the question of “women-only spaces”
-feminist and trans conversations about bodies, sexualities, and/or
identities

Proposals for articles should be about 200 to 400 words. Deadline for
proposal submission is June 1, 2004.

Please send proposals to:

Krista Scott-Dixon

krista.scott-dixon@mail.atkinson.yorku.ca
kristasd@rogers.com
School of Social Sciences, Atkinson
303 Atkinson College
York University
4700 Keele St.
North York, ON
M3J 1P3