2023 WGSRF Conference Proceedings to be Published in Atlantis

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Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice will publish a special issue of proceedings from the 2023 WGSRF conference. We invite conference participants to consider submitting an extension of their conference papers and presentations, including full research papers, research notes, book reviews, and commentaries on the field of WGS.

Proceedings will be co-edited by Miglena Todorova, Daniella Robinson, and Krystal Kehoe MacLeod.

Members of Atlantis’ staff and Editorial Board will also attend the 2023 WGSRF conference We are pleased to be presenting two panels sessions and workshops on feminist publishing and the process of submitting your work for publication (abstracts below).

Further information and submissions guidelines will be posted in spring 2023 on the WGSRF website, in the conference program, and on the Atlantis website, Twitter, Instagram, and newsletter.


Atlantis presentations at the 2023 WGSRF Conference (May 29 - June 1)

1)  Soundbites and Pitches with the Atlantis Journal Editorial Team
In this interactive workshop, participants will spend one-on-one or small group time with members of the editorial team of Atlantis. Participants will be invited to discuss their in-progress articles, exchanges, commentaries, book reviews, creative writing and/or ideas for special issues. Members of the editorial team will offer guidance on submissions, discuss the journal’s scope and aims, and offer informal feedback on all ideas (including those that are half-baked). This workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for early career and graduate students looking for publishing mentorship that is specific to their research and writing. Those interested in submitting their conference presentation or reflections on the 2023 meeting of WGSRF to the special issue of Atlantis are (gently) encouraged to attend.
2) The History of the Atlantis Journal and Publishing for Gender Studies in the Future 
In this panel, editorial members of the Atlantis will discuss the history of publishing gender studies in (what is known colonially as) the Canadian context. The journal has been publishing feminist scholarship since 1975, and as we gear up for our 50-year anniversary in 2025, we are taking stock of our history and taking back our future. With an emphasis on becoming a sought-after publishing site for scholarship in the field of gender and women’s studies, panelists will reflect on Atlantis’ past with an eye toward what possibilities lay ahead. The panel will include sharing the feedback we gathered about the role of Atlantis in Canadian gender studies from WGSRF members in our March 2023 WGSRF membership event.