Simone de Beauvoir Studies: “Situating Masculinities”

Due Date: 03-01-2021

As a bourgeoning wing of gender studies, critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM) (or masculinity studies) has been, and continues to be, deeply influenced by feminist thought. This special issue aims to place Beauvoir’s corpus and her legacy into closer dialogue with CSMM, asking questions such as: In what ways and to what extent does Beauvoir theorize male or female masculinity? Do men “become” men or are they “born” men? How is Sartre’s masculinity discussed? How has or could Beauvoir factor in to CSMM? We welcome work in masculinity studies that does not directly treat Beauvoir. For this special issue of Simone de Beauvoir Studies, we seek completed articles of 7,000–8,000 words (in English or in French) discussing masculinities in some form or fashion.

Completed papers that follow the journal’s “Instructions for Authors” should be submitted online by 1 March 2021 at All submissions will be anonymously reviewed. Submitted articles that are not selected for this special issue may be considered for other issues of Simone de Beauvoir Studies. More information is available on