Simone de Beauvoir Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer McWeeny
Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to advancing scholarship on themes relevant to Simone de Beauvoir’s legacy, such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, feminism, existentialism, literature, and political activism. Founded in 1983, SdBS publishes creative, journalistic, autobiographical, and experimental writing in addition to research, scholarly articles, and book reviews. Submissions need not mention Beauvoir or her oeuvre directly, as long as they demonstrate clear connections to her legacy in content and/or style. Texts are published in English and French.

La revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) est une publication multidisciplinaire arbitrée par des pairs. Elle se consacre à la recherche traitant de thématiques en lien avec l’héritage de Simone de Beauvoir, telles que les études sur le genre (gender studies), la sexualité, le féminisme, les rapports interculturels, le postcolonialisme, le militantisme politique, l’existentialisme et la littérature. Fondée en 1983, la revue édite des textes autobiographiques, créatifs, essayistiques et journalistiques en plus d’études scientifiques et de recensions critiques. Les textes soumis ne doivent pas nécessairement mentionner Beauvoir et son œuvre, en autant qu’ils comportent des liens clairs avec son héritage en ce qui touche le contenu et/ou le style. Les textes sont publiés en anglais et en français.
Authors can find detailed submission requirements, an Author’s Guide, and other information about the journal’s new initiatives, including the Patterson Prize, the Featured Translation Award, and a Call for Guest Editors under the About Tab (scroll down to “Downloads”).
Authors should submit their manuscripts online via the online reviewing system Editorial Manager. Please consult the SdBS Instructions for Authors (download here) for style and formatting guidelines. SdBS reviews manuscripts in English and French. Submissions must be original, not previously published, and not be under consideration elsewhere. Please direct all questions about submissions and other editorial matters to the Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer McWeeny, at SdBS@wpi.edu. Book reviews are commissioned by the Book Review Editor, Marguerite La Caze at sdbsbookreviews@gmail.com.

Les auteur.trice.s peuvent trouver le détail des critères de soumission de manuscrits, les directives éditoriales et d’autres informations sur les nouveaux projets de la revue, y compris le Prix Patterson, le Prix de la traduction annuelle et un appel à rédacteur.trice.s invité.e.s sous l’onglet « About » (sous l’intertitre « Downloads »). Les auteur.trice.s doivent soumettre leur article en ligne sur le plateforme Editorial Manager. Veuillez consulter les consignes aux auteur.trice.s (télécharger ici) pour la feuille de style et le format à respecter. SdBS accepte les textes en anglais et en français. Pour toute question relative à la revue ou à votre soumission, veuillez communiquer avec la rédactrice en chef, Jennifer McWeeny, à l’adresse e-mail suivante : SdBS@wpi.edu. Les recensions critiques sont soumises à la demande de la responsable de la section, Marguerite La Caze, à l’adresse électronique suivante : sdbsbookreviews@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions
Patterson Prize 2021
Award:
$300 USD and publication in Simone de Beauvoir Studies

The Editorial Committee of Simone de Beauvoir Studies is pleased to announce the first annual Patterson Prize competition. The Patterson Prize is awarded annually to a work that demonstrates excellence in writing while also embodying modes of thought and expression characteristic of Beauvoir’s oeuvre. We invite submissions on topics relevant to Beauvoir’s legacy such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, literature, existentialism, global politics, and others. For this international and multi-genre competition, the Patterson Prize Committee welcomes texts from authors writing from any cultural, disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and stylistic perspective. Any work of previously unpublished writing authored by individuals at any stage of their careers who have not published a monograph in the area of submission at the time of submission is eligible. All submissions will be considered for publication in Simone de Beauvoir Studies regardless of their status in the Patterson Prize competition. Entries should be 8000 words or less inclusive of notes and references. The competition deadline is March 1, 2021.

Appel à candidatures
Prix Patterson 2021
Prix
: 300 $ USD et la publication du texte récompensé dans la revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies.

Le comité éditorial de la revue Simone de Beauvoir Studiesa le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du premier concours annuel du Prix Patterson, qui est décerné à un texte s’inscrivant dans la lignée beauvoirienne tant par la qualité de son écriture que par la manière dont y sont traités des sujets liés à l’œuvre de l’autrice et philosophe : les études sur le genre ( gender studies), la sexualité, le féminisme, les rapports interculturels, le postcolonialisme, le militantisme politique, l’existentialisme et la littérature. Le Prix Patterson est remis dans le cadre d’un concours international qui accueille des textes en anglais et en français issus de domaines de recherche et de genres littéraires variés (article scientifique, essai philosophique, texte créatif, etc.). Est jugé admissible tout texte inédit rédigé par un.e auteur.trice provenant de quelque domaine de recherche que ce soit, peu importe son statut professionnel, en autant qu’il.elle n’ait pas déjà publié de monographie dans ce même domaine au moment de la candidature. Tout texte soumis au concours du Prix Patterson sera considéré pour publication dans la revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies. Les textes soumis doivent compter 8 000 mots ou moins, y compris les notes et la bibliographie. Le concours prendra fin le 1er mars 2021.

Call for Papers
Special issue “Situating Masculinities”
Guest Editors: Todd W. Reeser and Kaliane Ung

As a bourgeoning wing of gender studies, Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) (or “Masculinity Studies”) has been, and continues to be, deeply influenced by feminist thought. This special issue aims to place Beauvoir’s corpus and her legacy into closer dialogue with CSMM, asking questions such as: In what ways and to what extent does Beauvoir theorize male or female masculinity? Do men “become” men or are they “born” men? How is Sartre’s masculinity discussed? How has or could Beauvoir factor in to CSMM? For this special issue of Simone de Beauvoir Studies (32.2, October 2021), we seek completed articles of 7000–8000 words (in English or in French) discussing masculinities in some form or fashion. Completed papers that follow the SdBS Instructions for Authors should be submitted on-line by March 1, 2021 via Editorial Manager. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed. Submitted articles that are not selected for this Special Issue may be considered for other issues of SdBS.

Appel à contributions
Numéro spécial « Situer les masculinités »
Rédacteurs invités : Todd W. Reeser et Kaliane Ung


Nouvelle branche des études du genre, les Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) continuent d’être profondément nourries par la pensée féministe. Ce numéro spécial souhaite faire entrer le corpus et l’héritage de Beauvoir en conversation avec les études sur la masculinité, en partant des axes de réflexion suivants : de quelle manière Beauvoir théorise-t-elle la masculinité des hommes ou des femmes ? Les hommes sont-ils « nés » hommes ou le deviennent-ils ? Qu’en est-il de la masculinité de Sartre ? Quelle est l’influence de Beauvoir sur les études sur la masculinité ? Pour ce numéro spécial des Simone de Beauvoir Studies (32.2, octobre 2021), nous acceptons des articles de 7000–8000 mots (en anglais ou en français) traitant de la question de la masculinité. Les articles doivent être soumis à la revue avant le 1er mars 2021 sur la plateforme numérique Editorial Manager en respectant les consignes aux auteur.trice.s. Tous les textes seront lus par des évaluateur.trice.s anonymes. Les articles non sélectionnés pour ce numéro pourront être considérés pour d’autres numéros à venir.

Call for Nominations
SdBS Featured Translation 2022


Do you know of a previously-published article or book chapter that is an exemplar of outstanding scholarship but has not yet received the international and interdisciplinary attention that it deserves? Do you want to recognize a text that has had the greatest impact on your thinking and has changed the ways that you read Beauvoir’s work or consider topics that are in conversation with her legacy such as gender studies, sexuality studies, feminism, existentialism, political responsibility, literary theory, and so on? Consistent with its mission of promoting international and cross-cultural exchange, Simone de Beauvoir Studies selects one article-length work per year that has already been published and translates it into either English or French in order to emphasize its significance to the field and increase its readership. The SdBS Featured Translation showcases writing of the highest quality, often authored by established scholars, full professors, or others who have produced exceptional work. Please see the Translation Nomination Guidelines for information on how to submit a nomination letter for the Featured Translation. Nominations should be submitted by February 1, 2021.

Appel à candidatures
Traduction annuelle SdBS 2022


Connaissez-vous un article ou un chapitre de livre déjà publié qui constitue un exemple d’érudition remarquable, mais qui n’a pas encore reçu l’attention interdisciplinaire et internationale qu’il mérite ? Souhaiteriez-vous partager avec de nouveaux.elles lecteur.trice.s un texte qui a grandement influencé votre pensée, qui a changé votre façon de lire le travail de Beauvoir ou de concevoir des sujets en dialogue avec son héritage, comme les études sur le genre (gender studies), le féminisme, l’existentialisme, la responsabilité politique ou la théorie littéraire ? En accord avec sa mission de promotion des échanges interculturels et internationaux, la revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies sélectionne chaque année un article ou un chapitre déjà publié et le traduit en anglais ou en français afin de souligner son importance pour le domaine de recherche dans lequel il s’inscrit et d’étendre son lectorat. La traduction annuelle de SdBS met en valeur des textes de la plus grande qualité écrits par des chercheur.se.s chevronné.e.s, des professeurs titulaires ou des personnes ayant produit des travaux exceptionnels. Nous vous invitons à visiter les Consignes pour les recommandations de traduction annuelle pour découvrir comment soumettre une lettre de recommandation. Les recommandations doivent être soumises avant le 1er février 2021.

Book Reviews

Simone de Beauvoir Studies reviews books that make a cutting-edge contribution to Beauvoir studies or related fields such as gender and sexuality studies, feminist theory, political theory, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, disability studies, existentialism, literary theory, and twentieth-century history. The journal’s reviews are substantive, typically 2500 words in length, and generally appear within twenty-four months of a book’s publication. Book reviews are published in English or French. If you have recommendations of books within the journal’s purview or are interested in reviewing for SdBS, please contact Marguerite La Caze at sdbsbookreviews@gmail.com. Books for review should be sent to: Marguerite La Caze, Philosophy, HPI, Forgan Smith Building East, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia. Review books are accepted with the understanding that they will be listed as received by the journal, but a review cannot be guaranteed.

Les recensions critiques

La revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies publie des recensions d'ouvrages récemment parus qui présentent une contribution significative ou inédite pour les études sur Beauvoir ainsi que sur des sujets en dialogue avec son héritage et les thèmes de son œuvre. Celles-ci peuvent avoir trait, par exemple, aux études sur le genre (gender studies), au féminisme, à la sexualité, au corps ou au handicap ; aux études interculturelles ou postcoloniales, à la politique mondiale, à l’histoire du vingtième siècle; à l’existentialisme ou à la théorie littéraire. La revue a pour objectif de publier des comptes rendus en anglais ou en français d’environ 2500 mots dans les vingt-quatre mois suivant la parution d’un ouvrage. Si vous désirez recommander un ouvrage ou si vous souhaitez soumettre une recension pour SdBS, veuillez contacter Marguerite La Caze à l’adresse électronique suivante : sdbsbookreviews@gmail.com. Des ouvrages pour les recensions doivent être envoyées à l’adresse suivante : Marguerite La Caze, Philosophy, HPI, Forgan Smith Building East, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia. Les ouvrages soumis seront mentionnés dans la liste des livres reçus mais la recension ne peut en être garantie.
Editor in Chief/Rédactrice en chef
Jennifer McWeeny (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Assistant Editor/Rédactrice adjointe
Claudia Bouliane (Université d’Ottawa)

Managing Editors/Secrétaires de rédaction
Pauline Henry-Tierney (Newcastle University)
Francis Walsh (Sorbonne Université)

Book Review Editor/Responsable des recensions
Marguerite La Caze (University of Queensland)

Editorial Assistants / Assistantes éditoriales
Emma McNicol (Monash University)
Sophia Millman (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II)

Advisory Board/Conseil consultatif
Meryl Altman (DePauw University)
Sylvie Chaperon (Université de Toulouse le Mirail)
Christine Daigle (Brock University)
Kyoo Lee (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
Jean-Louis Jeannelle (Sorbonne Université)
Janine Jones (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Michel Kail (Independent Scholar)
Sonia Kruks (Oberlin College)
Lori J. Marso (Union College)
Tiphaine Martin (Université de Toulon)
Tove Pettersen (University of Oslo)
Margaret A. Simons (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)

Editorial Board/Comité scientifique
Nancy Bauer (Tufts University)
Debra Bergoffen (George Mason University, American University)
Tanella Boni (University of Abidjan)
Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)
Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley)
Penelope Deutscher (Northwestern University)
Magda Guadalupe dos Santos, (Pontifícia Universidade Católica Minas Gerais, State University de Minas Gerais)
Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä)
Barbara Klaw (Northern Kentucky University)
Éliane Lecarme-Tabone (Université de Lille-III)
Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir (Independent Scholar)
Michèle Le Doeuff (CNRS)
Toril Moi (Duke University)
Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí (Stony Brook University)
Emmanuel de Saint Aubert (École Normale Supérieure, CNRS)
Gayle Salamon (Princeton University)
Stella Sandford (Kingston University)
Ursula Tidd (University of Manchester)
Karen Vintges (University of Amsterdam)
Gail Weiss (George Washington University)

Founding Editors/Éditeurs fondateurs
Jaques J. Zéphir (City College and Graduate Center, CUNY)
Yolanda Patterson (University of California, Hayward)

Editor Emerita/Directrice émérite
Yolanda Patterson (University of California, Hayward), Editor in Chief 1985-2016

Cover Illustration:
Alberto Giacometti, Bust of Simone de Beauvoir in Profile, circa 1946
© 2018 Alberto Giacometti Estate/VAGA at ARS, NY/ADAGP, Paris
Reproduction, including downloading of works by Alberto Giacometti is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Audience: institutes, (academic) libraries, specialists, (post-graduate and undergraduate) students, educated non-specialists. Anyone with an interest in Simone de Beauvoir and topics related to her work.
Jennifer McWeeny, Editor in Chief of SdBS, is Associate Professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of feminist philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and decolonial theory. McWeeny is coeditor with Pedro DiPietro and Shireen Roshanravan of Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones (State University of New York Press, 2019) and with Ashby Butnor of Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogue: Liberating Traditions (Columbia University Press, 2014). She has published more than 25 articles or book chapters in venues such as Hypatia, Continental Philosophy Review, and Chiasmi International, and is a recipient of the Fulbright France National Research Scholar Award.

Claudia Bouliane, Assistant Editor of SdBS, is Assistant Professor of French and Quebec Literature at University of Ottawa. Her research and teaching interests are feminist literature, urban literature, touristic studies, sociocriticism, and discourse analysis. She investigates literary representations of mass social phenomena such as urban growth, adolescent culture, and mass tourism. She is the author of L’Adolescent dans la foule. Aragon - Nizan – Sartre (PUM, 2018). She has also published numerous papers on the representation of adolescence in French novels of the interwar period in journals such as Études françaises, Études littéraires, and Revue des Sciences Humaines.

Marguerite La Caze, Book Review Editor of SdBS, is Associate Professor in philosophy at the University of Queensland. She has research interests in European philosophy and feminist philosophy, especially concerning questions of ethics, politics, and aesthetics, including philosophy and film. La Caze has published or edited six books including Ethical Restoration after Communal Violence: The Grieving and the Unrepentant (Lexington, 2018), Wonder and Generosity: Their Role in Ethics and Politics (SUNY, 2013), and Phenomenology and Forgiveness (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Her articles have appeared in venues such as Contemporary Political Theory, Derrida Today, Hypatia, Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Pauline Henry-Tierney, Managing Editor of SdBS, is lecturer in French and Translation Studies at Newcastle University. A scholar in feminist translation studies, her research interests revolve around questions of gender, sexuality, and translation, particularly in relation to contemporary women’s transgressive writing in French and to Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophical texts. She has publications on the translation trajectory of Beauvoir’s article on Brigitte Bardot, on the diachronic translation of paratextual elements in Le Deuxième Sexe and, with Julia Bullock, a forthcoming, co-edited volume on the global translations of Beauvoir’s work.

Francis Walsh, Managing Editor of SdBS, is a postdoctoral fellow at Sorbonne University. His current research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and autobiography in Simone de Beauvoir work, as well as on her role in the history of the self, and subjectivation techniques. He is the author of En lisant, en s’écrivant. La drôle de guerre de Jean-Paul Sartre (Classiques Garnier, 2020).

Emma McNicol, Editorial Assistant of SdBS, is a doctoral candidate at Monash University and recipient of the Cecile Parish Memorial Scholarship. She is a Teaching Associate in the Schools of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics and Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. Her PhD thesis interrogates prominent Anglo-American critiques of Le Deuxième Sexe, and her master’s thesis is entitled “Experimentation, Authority and Situation in Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophy.” She is also the founder and Director of Melbourne Centre for Feminist Philosophy.

Sophia Millman, Editorial Assistant of SdBS, is a lectrice at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II. She recently finished a master’s degree at the Institute of French Studies at New York University, where she studied Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers. Her research interests include the politics of France and Francophone Africa as well as feminist literature. Millman is a Master 2 candidate in Language and Literature at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle.
Society
Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) is published twice yearly by Brill on behalf of the International Simone de Beauvoir Society, and is housed in the Humanities & Arts Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Membership in the International Simone de Beauvoir Society includes a subscription to Simone de Beauvoir Studies. To activate or renew your membership, please enroll at: https://beauvoir.weebly.com/.

The International Simone de Beauvoir Society was founded in December 1981 by Konrad Bieber, Yolanda Astarita Paterson, and Jacques J. Zéphir after a session devoted to Simone de Beauvoir at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association. Jacques Zéphir was the first President of the Society and Yolanda Patterson was the first Secretary-Treasurer. After Zéphir's three-year term as president (1981-1983), Patterson became the Society's President in 1984 and Liliane Lazar became the Secretary-Treasurer this same year. Patterson and Lazar held these positions for 32 years (1984-2016). At the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Simone de Beauvoir Society in June 2016 held in Superior, Wisconsin, new officers with fixed terms were elected with Tove Pettersen as President and Meryl Altman as Secretary-Treasurer. Qrescent Mali Mason is the current President of the Society, beginning her term in 2020, and Meryl-Altman is the current Secretary-Treasurer. In January 2018, the Society officially established itself as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

The Society hosts an annual international conference to discuss Beauvoir's philosophical, literary, and political works and topics in Beauvoir studies such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, feminism, existentialism, literary theory, and political activism. The Society is also home to the peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, and bilingual journal, Simone de Beauvoir Studies. The first issue of the Studies was published in 1983. Between 1983 and 2014, issues appeared annually with a total of 29 print issues published during this time. Following the retirement of Yolanda Patterson, who was Editor in Chief of the Studies for more than thirty years (1985-2016), the journal experienced a brief hiatus in publication to allow for transitions in its format, design, and editorial structure. Simone de Beauvoir Studies relaunched in 2019 with Volume 30, and is now published in both digital and print formats. The journal is published twice yearly under the leadership of Jennifer McWeeny, who was elected Editor in Chief in June 2016.

The Society has a long history of international membership. In 1983, the Society had 30 members. Today, the Society has more than 185 members from all over the world. The Society is committed to an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment for academic and independent scholars, as well as those with general interest in Beauvoir’s work and legacy. The Society is allied with the Modern Language Association of America.