About the Journal

Dear Reader,

We are happy and proud to welcome you to TNTeF, the Interdisciplinary eJournal of Gender Studies, the first Hungarian journal in the field. TNTeF is a peer-reviewed electronic journal of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that is listed in DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.

In the Fall 2010 TNT, the Gender Studies Research Group at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged decided to create an academic site for regular interaction of scholars researching Hungarian women’s and feminists’ life and movements as well as their cultural, literary and media representations, inside and outside the boarders of the country.

We are, first and foremost, a Hungarian journal; however, each edition will have the abstracts published in English. We are also planning to include the occasional section in English language.

The journal is published twice a year, appearing in May and November. The Spring issue will be a representative collection of the talks delivered at the Annual Gender Studies Conference every fall the research group is in charge of; the Fall issue will be based on the contributions sent in for a CFP published in the Spring issue (4-6 articles).

This eJournal is launched to provide a forum for papers presenting research in gender studies. We wish to encourage and inspire dialogue and critical curiosity between scholars of different academic fields. We would like the journal to function as a point of convergence, as a medium that inspires scholars of different social and cultural backgrounds to reflect on and draw from each others’ work. We aspire to become a professional forum that attends to the positionality and value-driven character of analyses, as well as the personal involvement of the researcher. Given the interdisciplinary nature of gender studies, contributions from both Humanities and the Social Sciences are welcome. Our objective is to create working relations between different academic fields, generations of feminist researchers and schools through the articulation of women’s lived experiences. Our main editorial principle is to lend the journal a voice that speaks of freedom engendered by a desire for understanding, doing justice to the contributors’ diversity across space, time, and values.

Each issue consists of a main section of Research Articles (4-6); a Forum for interviews and reactions to previous articles (1-3); Reviews for publications on gender relations published in Hungary and elsewhere in Hungarian or in other languages about Hungary; a News section informing readers of PhD defences, upcoming conferences, new degree programs, and upcoming or recent cultural and political events, as time constraints allow.
We encourage the Reader to send us any relevant information of public interest in this regard.

TNTeF Editors


Publisher: Társadalmi Nemek Tudománya Kutatócsoport, Angol-Amerikai Intézet, Szegedi Tudományegyetem
HU ISSN 2062-7084
Appears: twice a year
Present issue: volume 9 issue 2

Editor-in-Chief: Erzsébet Barát
Editors: Anna Kérchy & Larisa Kocic-Zámbó
Review & Layout Editor: Andrea Tóth
English Language Reviser: Nicole Butterfield
Webmistress: Larisa Kocic-Zámbó

Editorial Board:
Judit Acsády, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute of Sociology,  Budapest
Irén Annus, Department of American Studies, University of Szeged
Eszter Berán, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Psychology
Susan Faludi,  Pulitzer Prize awarded journalist, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Éva Federmayer, Department of American Studies, University of Szeged & ELTE
Susan Gal, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Mária Joó, Institute of Philosophy, ELTE
Johanna Laakso, Department of Finno-Ugric Studies, University of Vienna
Klára Sándor, Department of Cultural Heritage and Human Information Sciences, University of Szeged
Eszter Zsófia Tóth,   National Archives of Hungary
Louise O. Vasvári, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Enikő Vincze, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
Andrea Virginás, Department of Cinematography, Photography, Media, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

For Authors

Submissions: Manuscripts should follow the eJournal’s Style Manual and include written assurance that the manuscript has been submitted exclusively to TNTeF (download from HERE). Electronic submissions should be in MS Word format (5000-7000 words in lenght). Images, if any, should be sent separately in jpg, gif, or png format and their place should be indicated in the text, e.g. (image 1). Authors should also include an e-mail address for contact purposes and send the paper to the editor.

Style: See specific guidelines (in Hungarian) HERE.

Book Review Policies and Guidelines: We intend to include reviews of scholarly books and/or special issues of academic journals recently published in the fields of or from the perspectives of feminism(s), gender and sexuality studies in Hungarian as well as publications on Hungarian practices in other languages in each issue (3-5 reviews). The reviews may be solicited by the book review editor or, alternatively, individuals interested in reviewing a book/special issue may contact the book review editor (open deadline). The guidelines for the review’s formal requirements are provided in the journal’s style sheet (see above).
The submission deadline of the reviews for the spring issue is 30 January whereas for the autumn issue is 30 August.
All reviews should be submitted to the book review editor, Andrea Tóth, by email.


c/o TNTeF
University of Szeged
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Egyetem u. 2. III. em/3303
6722 Szeged