Calls For Papers 3.1 "Feminist Resistance"


Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for issue 3.1, scheduled for Winter 2023 publication. Deadline for Submission is 15 July 2023.

This is a special issue edited by Danine Farquharson, Associate Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland and one of our three Associate Editors.

 The theme for this fifth and special edited issue is:

Feminist Resistance

Roe v. Wade. Repeal the 8th. #SayHerName. MMIWG. Masha Amini … the list feels endless and ongoing. Women, female-identifying, and non-binary people continue to resist the violence, the barriers, the misogynies. We seek submissions that describe, analyze, and document feminist resistance. Our focus is on the role of cis women, trans women, and non-binary identified individuals in resistance against systems that disadvantage femi­nist agency, iden­tity, and politics. We include those populations that have historical strife as the result of miso­gyny.

Topics include:

  • Intersectionality 
  • Feminist Praxis
  • Queer, Trans, Women of Color, and Other Minority Populations
  • Decolonization
  • Any other forms of resistance that are liberatory for those who identify with feminism

We welcome submissions that fit ideas of “traditional” academic essays, but also encourage creative writing, per­sonal narratives, and creative non-fiction.

Non-themed submissions are always welcome.


JU invites original research articles, essays, review articles, critical notes, commentaries, book reviews, and poems, long, short, and in-between. Multiple submissions are welcome. Poems should be original. We accept short films and videos. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (this includes all websites and personal blogs) or that is being considered for publication elsewhere. Interested parties should send their works to

We value excellence and originalityJanus Unbound is particularly attracted to works that challenge prevailing views and established ideas and encourages thought-provoking research topics and debate. Based on “If not now, when?” as a motto, we foster transdisciplinarity, participate in the ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge, and challenge received conceptual frames and perspectives for the sake of the power, health, and wealth of the multitude.


Why publish with us? We are:

     a hospitable venue for excellence and originality;

     an eminent editorial and advisory board;

     open access to all researchers and free of charge;

     proper and fast in the peer-review process;

     indexed in OAIster and DOAJ.


We look forward to receiving proposals or finished work in response to the call and are happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.

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