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CfP: Technofeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures

Deadline: July 1. 2017

Some of the most pivotal technofeminist work appeared in print in the mid-to-late-1990s, addressing gender/ed politics, design, and uses of technology, sexist behavior and feminist interventions online, women’s cyberspaces, and issues of power and representation. In the 20 years since this work emerged in computers and composition, have we kept the promises of those early works? How have we extended its values and visions? What technofeminist work remains to be done? How have changes in digital environments (e.g., the emergence of social media tools) shifted the context of technofeminist work?

 

We invite authors to submit a proposal for either a print manuscript to appear in a special issue of Computers and Composition or a webtext to appear in a special issue of Computers and Composition Online. Proposals might address issues including but not limited to:

  • the state of technofeminism(s) and cyberfeminism(s) in rhetoric and composition today
  • feminist principles that shape contemporary computers and writing culture, research, and practice
  • intersectional feminisms and computers and writing theory, methodology, practice, and pedagogy
  • issues of mentoring and intergenerational technofeminism
  • approaches to feminist composing practices and pedagogies in/around/and online spaces
  • intersections of feminism and queer, critical race, decolonial, and disability theories—and/or other cultural and social justice theories—in computers and writing
  • explorations of post(techno)feminism/postrace/posthumanity
  • discussions of feminism(s) and activism in digital spaces
  • technofeminist responses to public policy
  • revisits to early technofeminist concerns and tactics for contemporary import (e.g., is gendered technology still a thing? How is trolling and flaming an old and new concern? How is access an old and new concern? What feminist interventions are still effective? What else can we do?)

SPECIAL ISSUES TIMELINE
Timeline: Proposals due July 1, 2017; notification of acceptance on August 1, 2017; manuscript and webtext drafts due December 15, 2017

Proposal submission: Inquiries and questions are welcome; otherwise, please send your submissions to Jacqueline Rhodes (Michigan State University, ), Angela Haas (Illinois State University, ), and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss (Michigan State University, )