CFP: Analysing Love (May 15, 2018)

AnaLize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a call for papers for a special issue on “Analysing Love”.

Submission deadline: May 15, 2018. The full CFP is here.

As a topic of scholarly analysis, love raises a variety of difficult questions: how do norms about love change, as social norms about gender roles are changing? Are the societies that we live in amatonormative, i.e. is romantic love between partners seen as central to human flourishing – and is this problematic? Can one love a robot – and can a robot be one’s friend? Can preference for specific genders, ethnicities or other attributes in lovers be the product of prejudice? Is there a right to be loved, and is love, or should it be, unconditional? Is love an emotion? Is it a disease? Why does love hurt? Questions such as these have increasingly captured the attention of researchers from several disciplines from philosophy to sociology, psychology or biology. In this special issue, we aim to provide a space in which these concerns can be explored from different scholarly perspectives.

We welcome manuscript proposals from any research area discussing, from a gender perspective, contemporary challenges of love. These can include explorations of topics such as (but not limited to):

Norms about love and gender justice
Love and marriage
Love and the family
Pregnancy, bonding and parental love
Love and technology
Enhancing love
Love and sex
Love and respect
Love and consent
Politics of love
Interspecies love
The ethics of love
What feminism has to say about love