Subject: Call for submissions

Deadline to submit abstracts: 1 December 2018

Length of articles: 5.000-7.000 words with footnotes

Submission of articles: 20 January 2019

Publication: September 2019

Giti Chandra and Irma Erlingsdottir propose a book length study in English of the many avatars of the #metoo movement around the world; a compilation of perspectives from people of all genders across nations and cultures that can be put into conversation.

The year 2017 will be remembered as the year when women ran out of tolerance for sexual harassment and violence, and the burgeoning of the #metoo revolution. While it was women in Hollywood who became the most visible face of the movement, paving the way with their accusations against Harvey Weinstein and other prominent figures, Tarana Burke’s initial birthing of the idea of Me Too, and the providing of a forum for survivors to Just Be, reminds us that the movement is nothing if not intersectional, bringing the specificity of race and class, caste and sexualities, into the universality of gender harassment. The movement, as we know, rapidly became worldwide, bringing, in its wake, all manner of support, as well as dissent, from men and women around the world.

We call for submissions to a book dedicated to the #metoo revolution in its many forms of women’s rebellion against sexual harassment and violence around the world. We hope to track the movement as it took shape in different countries and cultures, its specific contexts and shapes, its subsequent reactions, actions taken as a result, research conducted around the many debates and events it has generated, in an effort to think through the reasons, nature, shapes, and consequences of the #metoo revolution from within various perspectives and theoretical contexts. Areas and topics for papers could include, but need not be restricted to:

  • Feminist readings and challenges to feminism
  • Articulations of the movement in different cultural and political contexts
  • Blue collar and White collar divisions
  • Older and younger feminist divides
  • The movement’s extension to LGBTQ and other genders
  • Race and the reach of the movement
  • #metoo in gender equitable societies
  • Theorising #metoo
  • Immigrants and the dangers of making gendered violence visible
  • Speaking for and speaking for oneself
  • Anonymity and the hashtag
  • Victims and Agents
  • #metoo and the law
  • The future of the movement

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 December 2018; please submit a 200 word abstract using this form: https://rikk.hi.is/rannsoknir-utgafa/submission-of-abstracts/.

Deadline to submit articles is 20 January 2019. Submission length should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including footnotes. The selected submissions will be forwarded for peer-review by the 1st of March, 2019.

The provisional date of publication is September, 2019.

The editors are approaching several publishers with the proposal, and will let you know as soon as we have finalised one. Until then, it may be assumed that the book will be published by RIKK, at the University of Iceland Press. The book is covered under a grant by the Equality Funds from the Ministry of Welfare, Iceland.

The editors encourage authors to use photographs systematically in their articles as sources of reference or as illustrations. The editors reserve the right to refuse the publication of photographs if they do not relate to the subject of the articles.

The call is available in a PDF format here: Call for abstracts.

Please contact us with any queries you may have.

Warm regards,

Giti Chandra (gc@hi.is) and Irma Erlingsdottir (irma@hi.is)