CFP: Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies Issue 3.1

Submission deadline: July 15, 2023

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Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for 3.1, scheduled for Winter 2023 publication. Deadline for Submission is 15 July 2023.

We are a double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published bi-annually by Memorial University of Newfoundland, occupying a unique niche among journals of critical studies. A trans-disciplinary platform for scholarly and creative writing, and academic research and exchange, within the field of World Literature, in particular, and Cultural Studies and the Humanities. In general, we provide a medium of intercommunication for students, teachers, research-ers, critics, intellectuals, scholars, and artists all over the world.

This is a special issue is edited by Danine Farquharson, Associate Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland and one of our three Associate Editors.

The theme for this fifth and special edited issue is:

Feminist Resistance

Roe v. Wade. Repeal the 8th. #SayHerName. MMIWG. Masha Amini … the list feels endless and ongoing. Women, female-identifying, and non-binary people continue to resist the violences, the barriers, the misogynies. With this issue, we seek submissions that describe, analyze, and document feminist resistance. Our focus is on the the role of cis women, trans women, and non-binary identified individuals in terms of resistance against systems that disadvantage feminist agency, identity, and politics. We include those populations that have historical strife as the result of misogyny.

Topics include, but are not limited to:


·      - Intersectionality

·       -Feminist Praxis

·       -Queer, Trans, Women of Color, and Other Minority Populations

·       -Decolonization

·       -Any other forms of resistance that are liberatory for those who identify with feminism

We welcome submissions that fit ideas of “traditional” academic essays, but also encourage creative writing, personal narratives, and creative non-fiction.

Non-themed submissions are always welcome.


JU invites original research articles, essays, review articles, critical notes, commentaries, book reviews, and poems, long and short and in-between. Multiple submissions are welcome. Poems should be original. We accept short films and videos. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (this includes all websites and personal blogs) or that is being considered for publication elsewhere. Interested parties should send their works to [email protected].

We value excellence and originality. We are particularly attracted to works that challenge prevailing views and established ideas and encourages thought-provoking research topics and debate. Based on “If not now, when?” as a motto, we foster transdisciplinarity, participate in the ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge, and challenge received conceptual frames and perspectives for the sake of (positive) change.

Why publish with us? We are:

     -a hospitable venue for excellence and originality;

     -an eminent editorial and advisory board;

     -open access to all researchers and free of charge;

     -proper and fast in the peer-review process;

    - indexed in OAIster and DOAJ.

We look forward to receiving proposals or finished work in response to the call and are happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.

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