Call for contributions / Call for guest editor

Assuming Gender is looking for contributors to its 2018 general issue. It is also looking for proposals for its 2018 and 2019 guest-edited issues.

Assuming Gender is an on-line, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the various ways in which gender is ‘assumed’ in social and cultural texts, practices, and subjectivities. Assuming Gender features cutting-edge research in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields.

Questions can be addressed to

Submitting an article:

The editors are looking for essays that expand upon, complicate, and trouble issues of gender in areas such as, but not limited to:

the body, dis/ability, feminism(s), gender and economics, gender and philosophy, gender and religion, gender and science, gender and war, intersex, medicalising gender, performativity, popular culture, pornography, postcolonialism, postmodernism, posthumanism, subversion of gender, trans identities.

Proposals of 5000-8000 words are welcome from any academic discipline or theoretical framework, and can cover any historical period and can be submitted to the editors, Stephanie Clayton, Akira Suwa and Daný van Dam, at by 1 December 2017 for the Summer 2018 issue.

Submitting a proposal for a guest-edited issue:

 Assuming Gender is looking for proposals for two guest-edited issues. Themes can be very broad, but also more specific, as long as the interdisciplinary nature of the journal is kept in mind (for examples, see previous issues).

To propose a guest-edited issue, please submit a sample call for papers of 1-2 pages to the journal, together with a proposed timeline (when will the call be promoted, what will be deadlines for first drafts, revised drafts, etc.). Proposals for single-editor as well as co-edited issues will be considered. One issue is expected to be published Autumn/Winter 2018, another issue in Autumn/Winter 2019.

Please submit your contribution to the editors, Stephanie Clayton, Akira Suwa and Daný van Dam, at by 1 November 2017.