• New nordic queer research
    Vol 23 No 3-4 (2018)

    This issue of lambda nordica began from a familiar framing in these times: What is “new” in queer studies? The issue presents a number of emerging scholars, and topics that are being pursued in PhD theses and postdoctoral projects in a range of disciplines, as well as reflections on new queer art.

  • Queer readings/Reading the queer
    Vol 23 No 1-2 (2018)

    What is the status of queer readings today? This issue of lambda nordica is a double special issue on queer readings, which has departed from this question, and the contributions show that queer reading practices are highly relevant as well as wide in scope. They display a variety of different queer approaches to literature and texts, and the contributors focus on different genres as well as texts from different time periods. The issue confirms that queer readings is a vital field with the critical potential to challenge norms and power structures, but also to discover new ways in which power operates.

  • Open Issue
    Vol 22 No 4 (2017)

    Issue 4/2017 of lambda nordica is true to our interdisciplinary and Nordic focus. Dag Heede analyses ancient myths in two fin-de-siècle Danish plays. Linda Sólveigar Guðmundsdóttir and Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir discuss LGBQ migrants’ experiences of racialization and feelings of (un)belonging in Iceland. Tove Lundberg, Lisa Nordlund, and Julia Narvola explore how psychology, especially as a clinical practice, can benefit from including feminist and norm-critical approaches. We’re Here offers a collective and multilingual essay on the conditions for knowledge production in the current political situation.

  • Postcolonial Queer Europe
    Vol 22 No 2-3 (2017)

    LAMBDA NORDICA 2–3/2017 is a special issue dedicated to questions of colonialism, nationalism, racism, and fascism and why they matter for LGBTQ studies and livelihoods in contemporary Europe. Featuring ve articles and one essay, our contributors offer both new concepts and original research on a range of topics from queer of color performance to homophobic rightwing nationalism in Armenia, from antiracist organizing to homonationalist development practices, and from state violence against racialized subjects to de ant activist objections. Put together, this volume contributes to a growing discussion about who the subjects of LGBTQ studies are and who belongs in Europe and how.

  • Open Issue
    Vol 22 No 1 (2017)

    The first issue of 2017 is an open issue with a Nordic focus; the authors come from Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and they explore queer themes and issues in the Nordic region. While the authors deal with the Nordic region, they remain careful not to reproduce geopolitical categories in the telling of queer stories. The articles reflect some of the diversity of Nordic queer studies by addressing a wide range of themes: gender dysphoria in autobiographical texts by Finnish trans people, queer automobility in interwar Sweden, and homoerotic poetry by Norwegian writer Åsmund Sveen. In the We’re Here section Kaisa Ilmonen, Mathias Danbolt and Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen take issue with the status of queer studies in the Nordic region.

  • Queering histories and temporalities
    Vol 21 No 3-4 (2016)

    Queers in history and queer history are hardly new topics to those of us concerned with LGBTQ studies. As we come to terms with, or research, what it means to live in bodies and movements that are outside what is considered ”normal”, many of us find comfort in realizing we are not alone, nor are we the first. The articles in this special issue demonstrate the continued importance of approaching histories and temporalities in a critical way. The contributors come from the Nordic countries as well as other parts of the world, and they represent a diversity of perspectives on histories and temporalities. They bring out with clarity that viewing history from queer perspectives means being critical of stories of success, since the usually hide the marginalization of people who are excluded from the success. They also highlight the importance of remembering and documenting the past; several contributions deal with questions of queering the archive and the very idea of queer archives.

  • Queering Femininity
    Vol 21 No 1-2 (2016)

    THE TIME HAS COME for lambda nordica to both queer and query femininity and to make a contribution to Nordic Critical Femininity Studies. While (queer) femininity continues to have a bit of bad reputation, it is gaining growing interest internationally. Offering articles and essays in both Swedish and English, this issue features new work by leading and emerging scholars and offer a range of new and creative approaches to (queer) femininity. How can the notion of an inevitable glitch offer us a theory of femininity as broken technology? What can make up and the made up contours and surfaces of Russian femininities teach us about ”natural whiteness”? What does the pariah from feminine fame manifested in a 19th century theater divas reveal about ideal forms? And what might a focus on trans*feminine experience of femi-negativity and transmisogyny bring to a broader field of femininity studies? Along with creative writings on new gurlesque literary figures and a juicy reconsideration of what statistics on bisexuality bring to reconsidering femininity, this collection shows that femininity is far from a superficial topic.

  • Queer Aging
    Vol 20 No 4 (2015)

    In a culture fixated on youth and health there is something inherently queer about aging. But what does it mean to age queerly and how do queers experience aging? In this special issue, a growing research field and urgent matter for many queer researchers, we present articles and essays, which take these questions as their point of departure. Authors address a range of themes; the article section includes a theoretical contribution on the issue of positive aging and an article on how older lesbians feminists experience close relationships and community. In the essay and We’re Here section the contributors offer autobiographical and moving accounts of the timely subjects of queer widowhood and the aging queer body. Put together we hope that this special issue will spark new thoughts, raise additional research questions, and contribute to continues discussions on age among queer researchers and activist.

  • Gender Trouble 25 years
    Vol 20 No 2-3 (2015)

    Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble (1990) has been called the single most important work in shaping the development of queer and feminist theory in recent decades. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gender Trouble, this special issue of lambda nordica specifically takes stock of some of the impact it has had in Nordic queer and feminist studies. We present work by scholars from different fields and academic generations and with different takes on the significance of Judith Butler’s interventions and contributions. With four articles and three essays, this double issue thus offers both theoretical insights and personal reflections. Some shed new light on themes from Gender Trouble such as performativity and the question of ontology, while others show the impact and uses of Butler’s ideas and concepts on both academic and activist practices.

  • lambda nordica 20 years
    Vol 20 No 1 (2015)

    Issue number 1/2015, now in your hand or on your screen, is a special one, in that it is the first of two anniversary issues this year, the second will be an issue dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble. As the cover indicates, and just in time for Stockholm Pride, this issue celebrates the journal itself; which, depending on how we count, is either turning 20 this year or turned 25 last year (see further, Söderström, this issue). No small feat for a small journal! As with every open issue of lambda nordica,we present quite a diverse set of articles. Topically, they extend new per-spectives on some of the many themes that have characterized the field of LGBTQ studies over the years; living with HIV, Swedish lesbian let-ter archives, and the implications of Norwegian asylum law for LGBTQ claimants. 

  • Kinship
    Vol 19 No 3-4 (2014)

    This Special Issue edited by Ulrika Dahl together with guest editor Jenny Gunnarsson Payne offers new perspectives on the timely themes of queer kinship and reproduction and is drawn from the workshop Reproducing Kinship, Queering Reproduction: Familial Bonds in the Age of Assisted Reproductive Technologies organized in Stockholm in 2013. The articles and essays by anthropologists, sociologists, and media scholars critically engage and extend the so far largely Anglo-American dominated field of queer kinship and reproduction studies. Presenting empirical data from case studies in Finland, Russia, Greece, and Sweden, topics such as lesbian motherhood, queer will-writing, gay men and transnational surrogacy, queer biology, and kinship theory are addressed.

  • Queer activism in Southern Europe
    Vol 19 No 2 (2014)

    La primera revolucíon es la supervivencia, or ”the first revolution is survival,”  is  a  sentence  from  the  (first)  Spanish  queer  group,  La  Radical  Gai,  which  was  founded  in 1991  in  Madrid  and  was  very  active  throughout  the  decade.  More  than  twenty  years  later,  we  claim  the  same.  We,  unhappily,  share  the  activists’  anger  (and  also  many  ideas)  that motivated their emergence and protest in the streets in the context of the AIDS crisis.  The guest editorors of this special issue are interested in analyzing social mobilizations and resistances enacted by queer and feminist groups in this very unfriendly context. The contours of what is generally described as LGBTIQ politics in Southern Europe present significant  theoretical  and  political  challenges  to  anyone  interested  in  a  range  of  topics,  including  social  movements’  experiences  and  outcomes,  sexual   citizenship,  and  intimate  life.  One  thing  remains  clear  –  there  are  no   linear accounts, in the same way as there are no single-issue demands or strategies.

  • We're here
    Vol 19 No 1 (2014)

    Det första numret 2014 är ett öppet nummer, men artiklarna har ett tydligt teoretiskt fokus. Tobias Raun fokuserar på hur teoretiker analyserar och begripliggör transidentiteter och transpersoners levda erfarenheter, och João Manuel de Oliveira tar sin utgångspunkt i den samtida åtstramningspolitiken i Spanien och Portugal och visar hur queer- och feministiska teorier sprider sig och utvecklas på nya sätt bortom sina ursprungliga kontexter. Därtill skriver Tiina Rosenberg en essä om Queer Nations manifest, och Pia Laskar skriver i den första We’re Here-sektionen genom att ta upp diskussionen om villkorat och indraget bistånd till länder som inte respekterar LHBT-rättigheter.

  • Trans health (care)
    Vol 18 No 3-4 (2013)

    This special issue, guest edited by Ulrica Engdahl and Katherine Harrison, takes as a starting point the recent United Nation resolution that affirms human rights to trans persons (TGEU 2011), and brings attention to human rights violations based on gender identity. The aim is to focus specifically on the health care context as a key space in which issues of rights, responsibilities and care are highlighted. The articles highlight the importance of depathologisation of trans and point to ways to improve social and health care services for trans people. The authors are both scholars and activists and discuss among other things cultural representations of trans lives, attitudes towards self-medication, trans peoples’ experiences of different kinds of caregivers, and attitudes among psychologists towards trans clients.

  • Representations
    Vol 18 No 2 (2013)

    Representations, such as texts and images, not only reflect an existing reality but are processes generating meaning in themselves. They convey knowledge and further the formulation of identities, in particular for minorities. Literature and other cultural representations are a valuable source of information for many LGBTQ persons, and the broader public’s understanding of what it’s like being lesbian, gay or transgender has for instance been influenced and shaped by novels, movies and TV series. This issue of lambda nordica contains two articles and one essay discussing contramporary and historic representations of non-normative sexuality. The texts demonstrate how lesbian relationships, as well as the silence surrounding them, are depicted in the neo-Victorian novel The Sealed Letter; how male asexuality is explained in “threads” in an online forum; what significance sexuality may have on citizenship; and how male same-sex desire was described in pictorial artwork in the renaissance.

  • Activism
    Vol 18 No 1 (2013)

    A special issue on Activism, guest edited by Fanny Ambjörnsson and Janne Bromseth. This special issue of lambda nordica, guest edited by Fanny Ambjörnsson and Janne Bromseth, is concerned with queer activism in Sweden. Departing from themes such as Pride parades, queer porn film festivals and protests, it addresses how resistance to heteronormativity takes shape in public space. Simultaneously, it calls attention to and historicizes the everyday dimensions of contemporary activism. Thus, the articles are not only concerned with the period in which queer activism developed in Sweden – generally understood as from the mid-1990s and onwards – but also point to significant links to the lesbian feminist movement which queer can be understood to be part of in the Swedish context. All articles are in Swedish but include abstracts in English. 

  • "In transition"?: Central/Eastern European sexualities
    Vol 17 No 4 (2012)

    lambda nordica is happy to present the new issue ”In transition”?: Central/Eastern European Sexualities,” in collaboration with guest editors Robert Kulpa and Joanna Mizielinska.

  • No Strindberg issue - Dedicated to Siri von Essen (1850-1912)
    Vol 17 No 3 (2012)

    Strindbergsåret 2012 – 100 år sedan den svenske dramatikern dog – har uppmärksammats på såväl teatrar som i press, television och den akademiska världen. Med detta nummer av lambda nordica vill vi ge vårt bidrag till denna tilldragelse, genom att uppmärksamma den spänning mellan norm och avvikelse, makt och motmakt, som Strindbergsåret synliggör. Detta har varit utgångspunkten för detta nummer, som tillägnas Siri von Essen och har haft Ann-Sofie Lönngren som gästredaktör. I numret hittar du artiklar av Liv Saga Milton och Cecilia Berggren samt essäer, recensioner och två nekrologer.

  • Crip Theory
    Vol 17 No 1-2 (2012)

    I lambda nordicas temanummer om cripteori tillämpar forskare från alla nordiska länder och en brittisk forskare cripteori på empirisk forskning inom humaniora och samhällsvetenskaper. Med få undantag är forskarna unga, i början av sin akademiska bana. Detta beror inte bara på att cripteorin själv är ett ungt område utan även på en medveten strävan hos lambda nordicas redaktörer att låta nya perspektiv komma till tals. Redaktörer är Jens Rydström (lektor vid Lunds Universitet, gästredaktör) och Dirk Gindt (avgående ordinarie chefredaktör).

  • Animal studies
    Vol 16 No 4 (2011)
  • Child
    Vol 16 No 2-3 (2011)
  • Now and Then
    Vol 16 No 1 (2011)
  • Queer Methodologies
    Vol 15 No 3-4 (2010)
  • Queer Theology
    Vol 15 No 1-2 (2010)
  • Queer Fashion
    Vol 14 No 3-4 (2009)
  • Theme: Collage
    Vol 14 No 1 (2009)
  • Queer Masculinities
    Vol 13 No 4 (2008)
  • Selma Lagerlöf
    Vol 13 No 3 (2008)
  • Kings and Queens
    Vol 13 No 1-2 (2008)
  • Klara Johansson
    Vol 12 No 4 (2007)
  • Lesbian Experiences
    Vol 11 No 4 (2006)
  • Barbro Alving
    Vol 10 No 1-2 (2004)
  • Solsångaren
    Vol 9 No 4 (2003)
  • The 60's
    Vol 8 No 2 (2002)
  • August Strindberg
    Vol 8 No 1 (2002)
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