Open Journal Systems

The online open-access academic journal de genere offers a space for interdisciplinary research and critical debate in gender and postcolonial studies. The journal will be published biannually, with issues focusing on research on and around ‘genres’ and ‘genders’, moving within both juxtaposed semantic fields, and within literary, media and artistic forms and formations. The aim is that of mapping and investigating the transformations brought about by the emergence of the “unexpected” subjects of Western Modernity.

The journal will focus on literatures, cultures and critical discussions that have developed mainly – but not exclusively – within the Anglophone world, consistently with the experience of the members of the Editorial Board. A comparative and multidisciplinary approach will however be adopted, sustained by the many and diverse research areas represented in our Advisory Board. In the future, the Editorial Board aims at widening its scope in research and investigation, in particular through the collaboration with young scholars coming from different research fields, as well as through the publication of articles in different languages; for the time being, the journal will be accepting articles in English and Italian only.

Our aim is to create a journal that attends to the different areas of study and to their thematic and methodological specificities, as emerging thanks to the work of scholars who, in Italy, are considered “young” within the academia, but who actually have many years of experience in research in fields that are not officially recognized by the Italian academic institutions as “disciplines” in and of themselves, such as, for example, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies. de genere wishes to give visibility to these critical elaborations and their relevance in the Italian arena, with the ultimate aim of contributing to their complete recognition at the institutional level.

The journal will therefore use an international standard in selecting articles through calls for papers on a given specific theme for each issue. Contributions will be submitted to a double-blind peer review system by scholars and experts from the required areas of study.

Alongside the articles proposed for publication through the calls for papers, the journal will also host one or more contributions in each issue by established scholars, upon invitation and approval by the Editorial Committee.