FAC press is a feminist publishing project.
Publications are original works that are available as open access e-books and low cost paperbacks published under a creative commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International).
We invite proposals for original manuscripts (in English or Greek) of high quality and interest to our membership and broader communities, from researchers, activists, and writers whose work converges with one of FAC’s six research areas. We are also interested in publishing translations (from and into various languages) particularly by authors from the global south and periphery.
We envision a series of works on feminist praxis, understood through an intersectional perspective, about issues and from voices that are underrepresented and marginalised in scholarly and trade publishing. This series will be launched with an open call in winter 2023. A second series, titled feminist concepts (in Greek), will be launched in 2023–2024.
Exarchia, M(p)atsokratia,* and resistances:
fragments of an archive
Open Call extended until 9 January 2023
We invite you to send us your texts (academic, experiential, literary, poetic or any other style of writing you use), sketches, photographs, collages, stencils, slogans and/or any other visual material you have to create a small publication that will preserve the memory of this time of repression, but also of resistance in the neighbourhood of Exarchia.
We invite people of the FLINTA spectrum (women, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender) because being in public space has a dierent connotation for us. Also, police brutality and their banal sexism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia are reflected in particular ways on our bodies.
This will be an archive of fragments and feelings of the people who live, have fun, and are inspired from Exarchia, to be published by FAC press. A fragment that will shake up the patriarchal, essentialist time of History.
Please email us your material (texts up to 2000 words in English or Greek) by 9 January 2023.
* M(p)atsokratia: cop rule/macho rule (in Greek)
Bodies that mutter: Poetic autoethnography and digital textuality
Bodies That Mutter: Poetic autoethnography and digital textuality defines the emergent genre of poetic autoethnography. A fragile, multilayered narrative records a period of eleven years, in the course of which the author has undergone various transitions.
Author: Anna Apostolidou
Series: Feminist Praxis
Format: open access e-book and print edition, 196 pages
Publication date: In Press
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
COMe, Let me Tell you:
Feminist, Lesbian, and Queer Narratives of the post-dictatorship period
A collective volume comprising feminist, lesbian, and queer narratives of the post-dictatorship period (1974-), following the fall of the junta (1967-1974). Reading excerpts of oral histories, we learn how eight individuals, lesbians, bisexual and straight women and queer people experienced the post-dictatorship period, through their participation in feminist, workers’ and anti-authoritarian movements. Although the social effects of the reconstruction of democracy were significant, the limits (and, indeed, the borders) of democracy, its inclusiveness and its consensual, representative legitimacy remains a continuous struggle into the present day (or perhaps especially so in the present).
Based on oral histories conducted by participants in the community course “Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’, Baby”: Histories and Theories of Genders and Sexualities (2019-2020), the volume contributes to tracing an alternative history of the post-dictatorship era, which dominant histories render unheard. Taken together, the eight narratives suggest the need and desire for histories written from below, which reflect the multiplicity, complexity, and even contradictory nature of lived experience, even in the context of a single life, in the time-space of a singular body.
Editors: Anna Carastathis and Bessy Polykarpou
Contributors: Evina Alata, Phaedra Vokali, Anna Carastathis, Stella Andrada Kasdovasili, Mairi Logotheti, Mairi Michailidou, Bessy Polykarpou, Katerina Stavridi, Myrto Tsilimpounidi, Evangelia Chordaki
Narrators: A., Antouanetta Angelidi, Angelique Kourounis, Litsa, M., Anna Michopoulou, S., F.
Copyeditors: Fani Tsioubekou, Myrto Tsilimpounidi, Bessy Polykarpou
Format: open access e-book and print edition, 106 pages
Publication date: 21 December 2021
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0