The Academic Feminist: Summer Break Edition

Hermione holding books

Hermione with her feminist summer reading

Greetings all. The Academic Feminist is taking the month off from interviewing, but will be back next month with an awesome line-up to take us into back-to-school season.  In the meantime, below are a few items from my summer “must read” list, as well as some upcoming conferences and journal CFPs that have been on my radar.

What’s on your summer reading list? Let us know in comments. And, as always, if you have any suggestions for future Academic Feminist interviewees, contact me here.

Summer Reading List:

  •  Mad Men, Women, and Children – because, like me, you’re already going through Mad Men withdrawal.
  • A New Queer Agenda – the Scholar & Feminist Online’s latest issue is a must-read for anyone engaged in queer politics in and outside of academia.
  • The Feminist Press has released two new books in their Femmes Fatal series. Excellent vacation reading!
  • And, just because it’s a fun fact about a feminist classic, I’m pleased to report that Aunt Lute Books achieved their Kickstarter goal of $10,000 to print & distribute a 25th anniversary edition of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera.  Hoorah!

Upcoming Conferences:

  • The 21st Women & Society Conference is October 19th & 20th.  Proposals for the conference are due TODAY (July 30th ) – hop to it!
  • The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at CUNY is hosting a conference on homonationalism and pinkwashing in April 2013, featuring key notes by Jaspir Puar, Judith Bulter, Haneen MaiKey, and Rabih Alameddine.  I don’t think I really need to say more. (Except that registration opens in September!)

Journal Calls For Proposals:

  • If you hurry, you still have time to submit to the International Feminist Journal of Politics’ Special Issue: Murderous Inclusions. Deadline Aug 1st.
  • A new journal – Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ) – being edited by Paisley Currah & Susan Stryker, is taking inquiries for the first issue. Deadline Sept 4th .
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