The international editorial board is pleased to issue a call for submissions for the first issue of gender/sexuality/italy, a peer-reviewed, digital open-access journal on gender studies in Italian culture.
We welcome contributions on stories of and about, discursive practices, and representations of masculinities in Italian culture. We are particularly interested in :
. construction and deconstruction of ideas of masculinities within historical frameworks : Renaissance, Enlightenment, Risorgimento, Fascism, Colonialism, Civil War/Resistance, the Seventies, Terrorism, the age of Berlusconi, and Postcolonial Italy ;
. conceptualizations of masculinities within theoretical frameworks : heteronormativity, feminism, postfeminism, queer theory, men and masculinity studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, psychoanalytical theories, and cultural studies ;
. representations and performances of masculinities and male sexuality in literature, cinema, television, theater, art, politics, fanzines, popular music, and public discourse.
Articles must be either in English or Italian, no longer than 50,000 characters (6,800 words) with spaces, and must conform to the standards of The Chicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html). Please submit your article through the journal website, on Submit an Article (http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/article-submissions/submit-article-to-gsi/) by January 15, 2014. For further details, please consult the Submission Guidelines (http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/article-submissions/submission-guidelines/).
The accepted contributions will be published in the first issue of the journal at http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com (http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/) by May 26, 2014, in occasion of the day of study organized by the Culture and Politics of Gender Research Group (CPG) in Bologna (location tba). On that day, the CPG will also announce the call for submissions for the second themed issue of the journal.