Technologies of #Feminist Speculative Fiction – Call for Contributions #queer #transgender #fiction #antiracism #decolonialism

Sümeyra Buran, a good colleague of mine, and Sherryl Vint have a very exciting call for contribution on the subject Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction (Palgrave), which you can find below.

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Call for Contributions

Collection to be edited by Sherryl Vint and Sümeyra Buran (for Palgrave).

We are seeking additional chapters for a collection entitled Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction to provide for more well-rounded coverage of the topic.

This collection is focused on the range of new speculative texts by women and about issues such as gender identity, reproductive control, and biopolitical governance that have appeared in the past 5-10 years. In particular we are interested in papers that analyze novels that engage with questions of how technology today can create new resources for female emancipation and feminist critique and those that, conversely, theorize the intersections between technology and new forms of social control over women’s bodies and the process of reproduction.

We are particularly interested in papers that address these topics through frameworks of antiracism and decolonialism, queer and trans theory, and ableist critique. Possible novels to consider include—but of course are not limited to—Meg Ellison’s Road to Nowhere series, Naomi Alderman’s The Power, Bina Shah’s Before She Sleeps, Maggie Shen King’s An Excess Male, Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks and Annalee Newitz’s The Future of Another Timeline. We also welcome submissions on non-print media.

Please send paper proposals of 500 words to Sümeyra Buran ( by June 10, 2020.