The Autumn 2017 issue of Signs is available from the University of Chicago Press. Articles No Way Out of the Binary: A Critical History of the Scientific Production of Sex Veronica Sanz Plasticity and Programming: Feminism and the Epigenetic Imaginary Sarah S. Richardson “Other Mothers,” Migration, and a Transnational Nurturing Nexus Alexia Bloch Reproducing Jane: […]
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Nell Painter, Carmen Rios, and Marjorie Spruill discuss Susan Bordo’s book The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, with a response from Bordo.
Cameron Awkward-Rich and Meghan Healy-Clancy awarded 2017 prize recognizing innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
Artist Statement Cocreated during the first ever gathering of and for African trans activists in Cape Town, the work is a creative intervention for social justice, to mark the emergence of an African trans movement and honor the people from seven countries who chose to participate. After drawing them from life, I invited each […]
Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington, Tamika Mallory, is interviewed by Signs Editor Suzanna Danuta Walters. They discuss the success of the January 21, 2017, Women’s Marches around the United States and the world, the significance of intersectional organizing, and the possibilities for future resistance.
Marcie Bianco, Raewyn Connell, Jay Prosser, Susan Stryker, and Judit Takacs discuss Susan Faludi’s In the Darkroom, with a response from Faludi.
Artist Statement Feeling a strong need to reexamine and redefine photographic practice for contemporary relevance, I began producing work that engages the conceptual vocabulary of the time. With unidentified figures as a visual point of departure, I use the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences […]
The Spring 2017 issue of Signs is now available online. The issue features a symposium commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham’s pivotal Signs article, “African-American Women’s History and the The Metalanguage of Race.” The symposium, edited by Sherie M. Randolph, features essays by Robin D. G. Kelley, Tamar W. Carroll, Dayo F. Gore, Marlon M. Bailey and L. H. Stallings, and Randolph, as well as a response and reflection by Higginbotham.
Signs and the University of Chicago Press are pleased to announce that Leah Claire Allen’s article “The Pleasure of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic” has been awarded the 2017 Florence Howe Award for the field of English, presented by the Women’s Caucus of the Modern Language Association. The article was published in the Signs […]
Artist Statement In the video “Eat Cake,” a dance is enacted by another female character, whose place of origin is hard to determine from her dress code and general appearance. She materializes magically in a seat placed centrally in the video, in front of a large, dark cake that she proceeds to squat or genuflect […]