A peer-reviewed, paperless, academic journal, Breac begins with Irish Studies and looks outward. It pairs the work of accomplished and emerging scholars in short, focused issues with the hope of cultivating international discussions in a digital forum.
The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.
Topics might include:
- Ethics of sex reassignment, etc
- Trans* issues
- LGBTQ concerns
- Sex workers
- Reproductive rights
- Savita Halappanavar’s death and other interrogations of abortion politics
- Responses to abuse revelations
- Secret adoptions
This issue of Breac will include work by Ed Madden, Mary McAuliffe, Ellen McWilliams, Maureen O’Connor, as well as a roundtable discussion with Sinead Kennedy and Anne Mulhall.
Typical articles for submission vary in length from 3,000-8,000 words, but we are happy to consider pieces that are shorter or longer. We particularly welcome submissions that are suitable to a digital format. The deadline for submissions is 15 December. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Further details here.
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