2017 Symonds Prize
Studies in Gender and Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Submissions Deadline: September 1, 2016
Studies in Gender and Sexuality, thanks to the Alexandra and Martin Symonds Foundation, invites submissions to its annual competition for the best previously unpublished essay on gender and/or sexuality.
Studies in Gender and Sexuality is one of the leading journals in the transdisciplinary field of gender and sexuality studies. Situated at the interface of psychoanalysis and social/cultural theory, it aims to further our understanding of how we live, theorize and transform genders and sexualities.
The essay may engage clinical, critical, empirical or theoretical questions that relate to gender and/or sexuality. The writer may be new or seasoned. The topic may be cutting-edge or venerable. We welcome essays that vary in form and content, including transdisciplinary work.
Submissions will be judged by members of the Editorial Board. The winner will receive $500, and the essay will be published in SGS.
Now in its 17th year, SGS has continued to publish a wide range of critical perspectives on gender and sexuality. It has a particular (though not exclusive) interest in approaches that use psychoanalysis to complicate and deepen our conceptualizations of gender and sexualities, whilst using theories of gender and sexuality to complicate psychoanalytic theory and practice. In doing so, SGS opens debates about the tensions between subjective and affective life and social and political formations.
Submissions, with the subject line “Symonds Competition,” to: SGandS@earthlink.net.
Enjoy Free Access to some of the previous Symonds Award papers, including:
“There’s No Such Thing as a Whole Story”: The Psychosocial Implications of Adopted Women’s Experiences of Finding Their Biological Fathers in Adulthood
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2015)
- Elizabeth Hughes Ph.D.
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2014)
- Avgi Saketopoulou PsyD
Interest, Arousal, and Shifting Diagnoses of Female Sexual Dysfunction, or: How Women Learn About Desire
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2013)
- Alyson K. Spurgas, MA
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2012)
- Shirly Bahar, MA
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2011)
- Kathleen Roberts Skerrett JD, PhD
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2010)
- Andrea Celenza, PhD
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2009)
- Francisco Gonzalez, MD
Psychoanalytic Concepts of Fatherhood: Patriarchal Paradoxes and the Presence of an Absent Authority
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2008)
- Tabitha Freeman, PhD
- Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2007)
- Meg Jay, PhD