Internships, Fellowships, Calls for Submissions

Undergraduate students who are interested in submitting their writing for publication or for presenting at a conference can find information here on Calls for Submissions that have been sent to the Department of Literatures in English. Questions regarding calls for submissions should be addressed to the publication or to Bryn Thompson at

Call for Submissions: Crossings at Swarthmore College

Crossings at Swarthmore College is reaching out to share a new publication opportunity for undergraduate students. 

Crossings is a new undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal in feminist theory and scholarship at Swarthmore. Crossings is an open-access, peer reviewed publication that is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossings, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries —disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories—  in relation to empire and postmodernity. 

The inaugural issue’s theme is “Crossings,” which generally seeks to explore the question, what does it mean to cross boundaries in feminist research? This is an open-ended theme (a list of examples is included in the call for papers). Publications are accepted from any field of research that generally touches on the themes of women, femmes and LGBTQ+-identified people with a special interest in perspectives by and about racialized women. Invited are open-ended submissions exploring the horizons of non-traditional, boundary-crossing research in feminist theory, applications of feminist analysis, discussions of methodologies, interview-style features, and multimedia projects. All submissions are due by Oct. 31, 2022.  

Check out the call for papers and guidelines or email for more information or to direct any questions. 

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Bryn Mawr College
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