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We are proud to announce that the 2021 issue of the GALE Journal (Vol 13) is now available in journal section.

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GALE Newsletter 2020

The Autumn 2020 edition of the GALE Newsletter is now available.

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GALE Journal Vol. 12

GALE Journal Vol. 12 is now online!

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GALE Journal Vol. 11

The 2019 issue of the GALE Journal is now online.

  1. Editorial Foreword by Gwyn Helverson
  2. Global Feminisms Awareness of Students at a Japanese Women’s University: Post-U.S. Study Abroad Reflections by Kristie Sage and Tomoko Sugihashi
  3. Perceptions of Desirability and Enactment of Agency among Japanese Male University Students Abroad by Elisabeth (Libby) Morinaga Williams 
  4. Conversations with Emily M. Gray by Kristie Collins

About the image: A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Audre Lorde dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia… She was a librarian in the New York public schools throughout the 1960s. She had two children with her husband, Edward Rollins, a white, gay man, before they divorced in 1970. In 1972, Lorde met her long-time partner, Frances Clayton. She also began teaching as poet-in-residence at Tougaloo College. Her experiences with teaching and pedagogy—as well as her place as a Black, queer woman in white academia—went on to inform her life and work. Indeed, Lorde’s contributions to feminist theory, critical race studies, and queer theory intertwine her personal experiences with broader political aims. Lorde articulated early on the intersections of race, class, and gender in canonical essays such as “The Master’s Tools Will Not Dismantle the Master’s House.”

…Her poetry, and “indeed all of her writing,” according to contributor Joan Martin in Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, “rings with passion, sincerity, perception, and depth of feeling.” Concerned with modern society’s tendency to categorize groups of people, Lorde fought the marginalization of such categories as “lesbian” and “black woman.” She was central to many liberation movements and activist circles, including second-wave feminism, civil rights and Black cultural movements, and struggles for GLBQT equality. In particular, Lorde’s poetry is known for the power of its call for social and racial justice, as well as its depictions of queer experience and sexuality. As she told interviewer Charles H. Rowell in Callaloo: “My sexuality is part and parcel of who I am, and my poetry comes from the intersection of me and my worlds… [White, arch-conservative senator] Jesse Helms’s objection to my work is not about obscenity… or even about sex. It is about revolution and change.”

…In the late 1980s Lorde and fellow writer Barbara Smith founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, which was dedicated to furthering the writings of black feminists. Lorde would also become increasingly concerned over the plight of black women in South Africa under apartheid, creating Sisterhood in Support of Sisters in South Africa and remaining an active voice on behalf of these women throughout the remainder of her life. Lorde addressed her concerns to not only the United States but the world, encouraging a celebration of the differences that society instead used as tools of isolation. As Allison Kimmich noted in Feminist Writers, “Throughout all of Audre Lorde’s writing, both nonfiction and fiction, a single theme surfaces repeatedly. The black lesbian feminist poet activist reminds her readers that they ignore differences among people at their peril… Instead, Lorde suggests, differences in race or class must serve as a ‘reason for celebration and growth.’”

Source: Poetry Foundation

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Gale Newsletter, October 2018

The Fall Newsletter (2018) has been uploaded.

Edited by Jennifer Teeter and Seie Morrison, here is what you can look forward to in this newsletter:

  1. Members’ Corner: Becoming (an) Other by Seie Morrison
  2. Development Teaching, Learning and Concepts: Promoting Gender Equality in ELT in Japan by Tanja McCandie
  3. Identity in the Classroom: Liminality. Allies and Belonging by Yoshi Grote and Seie Morrison
  4. Fibropoetics by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
  5. GALE and GALE-related Presentations at JALT 2018
  6. Code of Conduct Booth at JALT 2018
  7. Pan-SIG Summaries
  8. Notes and Announcements
  9. Member Publications
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Call for Papers for GALE Forum at PanSIG Conference 2019

Date: May 18 – 19 2019

Conference website:

Location: Konan University, Cube Campus, Nishinomiya, Kobe, Hyogo

Deadline: 8 December 2018

Send submissions to:

Presentations may relate to either teaching or research based topics.

The forum is 90 minutes long, and we would like to have several presenters who will each present for 20 minutes If you are interested in presenting as part of the GALESIG Forum please send an email to with the following information: presentation title, your name and affiliation, and an abstract of approximately 150 words on your suggested area to talk about. The forum slots are ‘unvetted’ which in this case means that you will not have to go through the JALT application process as GALE will vet the abstracts and submit on your behalf. However, presenters in the forum will still receive the same coverage by JALT as regular presenters, for example, your name will be printed in the conference handbook.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and positive publicity for your research, as well as for GALE and its mission of fair and responsible research in the field of Gender Studies, and first-time presenters are warmly encouraged to apply. Last year the forum was a great success which we look forward to repeating this year!!

GALE also invites GALE members without access to research funds to apply for a Professional Development Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to support research in the field of gender awareness and to support GALE members without research funding. A grant for up to 50,000 yen, depending upon the type of presentation to be given, will be made available to the successful applicant. The scholarship is intended to help defray conference attendance expenses. In return, the successful applicant MUST give a presentation on a GALE related topic at the conference (under the content area of Gender in the case of JALT conferences) and commit to writing the following: an academic research article based on that presentation or a practical pedagogical article to be published in the next edition of the GALE Journal and Proceedings or in the GALE Newsletter.

The placement of the scholar recipient’s article will be made after discussion with the applicant, the Publications Chair, and the Coordinators. In the case of writing for the GALE Journal, the applicant may also be asked to write a summary of the presentation for the GALE Newsletter.


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GALE Journal August 2018

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Gale Newsletter submissions needed

Greetings to All Gale members!

An August 20 deadline for the October publication of the GALE Newsletter is coming soon!  We at the Gale Newsletter are eagerly looking forward to putting together another strong publication and we need your help.

We would like to showcase three more Gale members in the educational development section.  Please don’t be shy!  By sharing your work with us you not only support gender awareness in education, but you also empower your fellow members to do the same.  If we receive too many submissions for the 2018 October Newsletter we will retain your submission for future publications.

In addition, we encourage you to send us artwork that we can use in the Gale Newsletter.  The higher the resolution of the images, the better.

Currently our sections include:

Member’s Corner

Development Teaching Learning and Concepts (Yoshi Grote’s submission has been gratefully received and Vicky Muehleisen has promised to send us her contribution)

Upcoming Conference Presentation Abstracts

Notebook (Information on future and past events/presentations)

Member Publications

If you have something that falls outside of these categories, please feel free to consult with the editors.

Send submissions to:

Each one of us can enlarge our impact on gender awareness through facilitating change in our communities by sharing our insights and hard work with one another.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours truly,

The Editors


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