(Re)Imagining Feminisms at the Atlantic Edge

Due Date: 03-31-2023

We are inviting submissions for an edited collection titled (Re)Imagining Feminisms at the Atlantic Edge. The collection will focus on ecofeminist writing from throughout the Atlantic fringes, broadly conceived, which takes an intersectional approach to engaging with notions of gender, place, marginality, ocean, and environment. We conceive of a broad geographic scope as a way to think about how depictions of life at various points along the Atlantic edge can traverse geographic divides and bring ecofeminist, queer, postcolonial, and decolonial approaches into dialogue with contemporary women’s writing from diverse cultural contexts. We seek the work of scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds focused on contemporary women’s literary production, and we are especially interested in contributions on marginalized and underrepresented literatures and cultures. Key to our approach is a multilingual, decolonial understanding of Atlantic literatures that seeks to acknowledge the diverse and often overlooked voices and communities at the ocean’s edge which engage with the most pressing geopolitical and environmental issues of our time.

Chapters might explore how literary iterations of gender at the Atlantic edge intersect with the following:

  • oceanic cultures and the blue humanities
  • environment and climate anxieties
  • queerness and place
  • decoloniality
  • marginality and resistance
  • mobility and migration
  • work and coded infrastructures
  • particular histories of violence
  • sustainability and renewal

Essays may take a comparative approach, bringing together women’s writing from different contexts to speak to the questions at the heart of the collection; however, comparative analysis is not required. Women’s writing focused on a particular locale within this Atlantic framework that raises questions pertinent to that location, culture, and space, are encouraged. A key goal of the collection is to bring scholars of the writing of women from along the Atlantic edge into conversation with each other.

Submissions of 350–500-word abstracts and 150-word bios are due by 31 March 2023 and should be sent to Gemma Marr ( and Catherine Barbour ( We have secured an expression of interest from a publisher and envisage that completed chapters of 5,000–7,000 words in English, including notes and works cited and following Chicago style, will be required by 1 November 2023.

Please note: we will gladly accept submissions from scholars at any stage in their career; however, we aim to highlight the research and writing of doctoral students and early career scholars from a variety of disciplines. We especially welcome submissions by scholars from the Global South, people of color, Black and Indigenous scholars, people with disabilities, and those with underrepresented genders, including trans men, women (both cis and trans), nonbinary individuals, and two-spirit individuals.