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differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies

differences highlights theoretical debates across the disciplines that address the ways concepts and categories of difference—notably but not exclusively gender—operate within culture.

differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies first appeared in1989 at the moment of a critical encounter—a head-on collision, one might say—of theories of difference (primarily Continental) and the politics of diversity (primarily American). In the ensuing years, the journal has established a critical forum with an international readership where the problematic of differences is explored in texts ranging from the literary and the visual to the political and social. Recent articles have focused on Kurdish women fighters, the ecological novel in France, the sculpture of Simone Leigh, trans feminism and free speech, and the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Among the most recent, most-read and most-cited contributors are Hortense J. Spillers, Andrea Long Chu, Elizabeth Freeman, Robyn Wiegman, Lauren Berlant, Shoniqua Roach, Kevin Quashie and Rijuta Mehta.

Supported by and located within the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University, the journal is published three times a year. 

Submission Guidelines

Please send your essay as an attachment, along with a brief description and cover letter, to differences@brown.edu. Published articles follow the guidelines of the MLA Style Manual, 8th ed. (2016). We encourage authors to aim for approximately 12,500 words including notes and works cited, though we will also consider shorter or longer essays.

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