AAC pour un numéro spécial de Feminist Encounters sur Religion and Feminism (numéro de mars 2025). DLC 15 février 2023.
Feminist Encounters invites submissions of articles of up to 8000 words on the relationship between religion and feminism. These may be theoretical or empirically based. We understand both religion and feminism in broad terms and welcome transnational perspectives that confront, explore, and reimagine this relationship.
The relationship between religion and feminism has often been questioned. Secular feminisms have frequently been thought to neglect women’s religious experiences while feminist religious studies’ have been commonly thought of as reticent in their stance (Llewellyn and Trzebiatowska 2013). The sacred and secular binary also persists depending on how one is located. And yet, despite these tensions, scholars have shown how religion and feminism can work together to shape authority, teachings, rituals, sacred texts, roles, and lived experience in and outside of institutions, traditions, and communities. Studies have also demonstrated how the lived aspects of religion and feminism can expand knowledge on how these play corresponding roles in everyday social contexts.
The aim of this special issue is to build on this body of work to reveal how religion and feminism are continually in movement and relation. Thus, in what ways is the relationship between religion and feminism being lived, transformed, challenged, or extinguished? How are the categories of religion and feminism being questioned and therefore their relationship to one another? What new insights can be gleaned from the relationship between religion and feminism? How does this relationship inform inclusions and exclusions? And in what ways is it present and responding to changing social worlds that include global crises of conflict, economics, health, and social wellbeing?
We are eager to receive abstracts for papers that will showcase the dynamic and transforming connections to be found between religion and feminism across a range of religious, non-religious and spiritual lives, cultures, histories, and geographical locations. Research that addresses experiences, communities, institutions, and discourses in global and transnational contexts on the fluid and intersecting features of religion and feminism with other social positionings—sexuality, race, class, age, and disability, for example are welcome along with theoretical and methodological approaches from inter/transdisciplinary perspectives.
Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
· Religions and transnational feminist perspectives
· Religion and feminist intersectional analyses
· Embodied experiences of religions and feminisms
· Decolonial feminisms and religions
· Activisms, feminisms, and religions
· Environment, religions, and feminisms
Guest Editors: Dr Sonya Sharma (Social Research Institute, University College London); Dr Dawn Llewellyn (Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester)
Abstracts of 300 words and a short biographical note (not more than 100 words) should be sent to the guest editors direct, at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com no later than 15 February 2023.
We will notify you if your abstract is accepted, by 31 March 2023.
Full manuscripts will be due no later than 1 September 2023. Expected word length of full manuscript (including references) is 8,000 words, different word lengths may be negotiated beforehand with the editors. Creative pieces such as video essays are also welcome subject to being agreed.
Images are welcome but must include all relevant copyright permissions.
All articles must be submitted in the journal’s house style, details of which are to be found on the Feminist Encounters website at Lectito.
Chief Editor of Feminist Encounters: Emeritus Professor Sally R Munt, University of Sussex UK
Managing Editor of Feminist Encounters: Dr Rose Richards, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa