n.paradoxa call for papers

n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, critics, artists and curators on the work of contemporary women artists from anywhere in the world. If you would like to submit an article on contemporary women’s art practices (visual arts only, working post-1970) or an aspect of feminist art theory, an interview with a woman artist or a feature to n.paradoxa, please contact the editor. Do not send finished articles. Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor: Katy Deepwell. email: katy@ktpress.co.uk

Please send, well in advance of the copy deadline, an outline (1-2 paragraphs) and a short resume (1 page only). Please also outline the relation of your proposal to the theme of a particular volume.

Volume 29: Trans-Asia (Jan 2012)
(Copy deadline: 1 Nov 2011, to be published Jan 2012)
In August 2009, the editor of n.paradoxa collaborated with C-Arts Mag (volume 9, Singapore) on a special report on women artists from Asia: with women writers from 12 countries involved. Taking up this theme again, volume 29 of n.paradoxa invites new contributions from women authors about contemporary women artists working in Asia or of Asian origin working anywhere in the world. Interviews, artists’ projects and scholarly articles will be commissioned on the basis of proposals received and their focus on feminist theory. Like other books and exhibition projects on the subject, the approach will be pan- or trans-Asian, drawing on the many countries across Asia as well as looking at Asian artists working in Europe and America.

Volume 30: Feminist Aesthetics (July 2012)
(Copy deadline: 1 May 2011, to be published July 2012)
After forty years of feminist art practices around the world which are neither media-specific nor have a single aesthetic (in the limited modernist sense of an identifiable "style"), how can we redefine feminist aesthetics in its relation to feminist politics today? This volume will explore questions about feminist aesthetics, art and politics and welcomes contributions which look at new and progressive lines of enquiry in these longstanding debates (even when revisiting previous formulations or arguments since the 1970s). These may touch on 'aesthetics in the feminine' and 'feminist philosophical critiques of aesthetic theory' (but the latter will only be accepted, where the primary examples used in disucssion are feminist artworks (visual arts only)). Feminist critiques of aesthetic theory have drawn on and developed in relationship to post-structuralist and post-colonialist theories and contributions bringing together discussions of race, class, sexualities and ethnicities or nationalisms will also be welcomed, alongside critiques of neoliberalism.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact the editor Katy Deepwell