Call for Papers for Upcoming Issues
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Executive Editor: Dr. Ronald Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Editor: Dr. Lee Ann Westman (email@example.com)
Co-Editor: Dr. Terri Tomaszek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Editor: Jason Whitmarsh (email@example.com)
Book Review Editor: Dr. Edmund Cueva (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interdisciplinary Humanities: Upcoming Issues
Winter 2022: Myth and Art
Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2022
Guest Editors: Edmund Cueva and Anna Tahinci
“Myth and Art” will explore the interrelation of the multiple functions of myth, literature, and art, as well as the interpretation of mythological narratives and their visual depictions. The main approach will be inter-textual and inter-media in nature and the contributors will grapple with and attempt to answer several questions: How do artists incorporate myths into their own works of art? How are the combinations of myth and art interpreted by ancient and modern day spectators? Are there differences and similarities in those interpretations? What factors (psychological, religious, political, financial, etc.) influenced the selection of the myth and the artistic medium? Although the overarching theme of this special issue is to determine why artists selected certain myths and rejected others, universal themes will be included within their historical, political, economic, sociological, conceptual, and aesthetic contexts. For example, understanding art in conjunction with literature will enable the contributors to write about the true meaning of humanity and how one maintains personal freedom and dignity in an increasingly technological world. In addition to making the readers of the special issue cognizant of the role of art and literature in their lives, they will also be motivated to think, to find new ways of problem solving, and to build a strategy for argumentation through myth and art.
Special Performance edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities, “Performance in the Humanities”
Deadline: June 1, 2022
Word limit: 6000 words.
This special edition will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world? With so much at stake for our students, this is the right time to reflect upon the role performance is playing in meaning-making. We invite papers that explore performance in all its manifestations. Send submissions to:
Kim Abunuwara - Humanities Program Director at Utah Valley University
Spring 2021: Special Issue: “Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization”
The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.
To facilitate these and other conversations, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invites papers on research pertaining to the theme of “Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization.” This timely special issue aims to include papers that capture forms of African descendants’ resistance against the tyranny of white supremacy across multiple continents. The scope of this issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Black art, literatures, music, media, and cultures
- Transnational activism/resistance in all its forms
- Black Psychology/Black self-care/Black joy
- Black subjectivities and experiences in academia
- Black Feminisms/Womanism
- Recovering Black histories/identities
- African religiosity and spirituality, contemporary and historical
- Black political participation and engagement
The deadline for complete papers (4000-6000 words) is January 1, 2021. Please send inquiries and submissions to email@example.com. Decisions on publication will be made by March 31, 2021.
The guest editors of the special issue are Sarita Cannon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrea Davis (email@example.com ), and Crystal Guillory ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Fall 2020: Latinx Identities
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invites abstracts on the status of academic research and interest regarding individuals and communities that identify as Latinx, for consideration in a special issue focused on Latinx identities. This scope of this special issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Below are listed some possible topics that may be addressed in the abstracts:
- Race and ethnicity
- Identity formation and the media
- Transnational activism/resistance and the media
- Movements and flows of people and diasporas: local, regional, national, and international
- Technological and digital presences
- Media, citizenship, and belonging
- Immigration and Family
- Naming Latinx communities
- Latino subjectivities and experiences in academia
- Afro-Latinidades and Indigenous Latinidades / non-mestizo Latino identities
- Histories of race and racialization
- Cross-racial coalition-building
- Intra-group tensions, regionalism, ethno-nationalism
- Latino histories in the curriculum
- Latina feminisms
- Recovering Latino histories/identities
- Neoliberalism, immigration, and labor
- The end of the wet foot, dry foot policy
- Latinx religiosity and spirituality, contemporary and historical
- Latinx representation in the US Census
- Latinx political participation and engagement
- Urban planning and gentrification
- Latinx art, literature, music, media, and culture
The list included above is meant to give a sense of the types of scholarship that will be included in the special issue. The deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2020 and decisions on publication will not be made until the full drafts are in and have been peer reviewed. The guest editors will invite full texts by July 31, 2020; the full drafts will be due on December 1, 2020. The review process for all submissions will be double-blind.
The abstracts should be 400 to 500 words in length. A brief autobiographical blurb should accompany the abstract.
The guest editors of this special issue are Dr. Bonnie Lucero (email@example.com), Dr. Orquidea Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Dr. Ed Cueva (email@example.com). Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Spring 2020: Motherhood in the Arts and Humanities
Guest Editor: Lee Ann Westman
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2020.
The spring 2020 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities examines how mothers and motherhood has been represented in fine art, crafts, literature, music, theatre, and popular culture. We invite essays that consider motherhood archetypes in the arts, mothers of color in the arts, immigrant mothers in the arts, queer mothers in the arts, representations of surrogate mothers and mothers who have adopted, motherhood on social media, motherhood memoirs and blogs, representations of mothers in art and photography, the absent mother and/or the step-mother in film and television, and more. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Westman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2019: Art, Activism and the Practice of Dissent
Guest Editors: Wendy Chase and Elijah Pritchett (Florida SouthWestern State College)
This edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will explore the complex terrain of artistic dissent and activism as both a contemporary practice and a tradition. How is artistic dissent visualized, enacted, performed, disseminated? In what ways have artists responded--in various cultural contexts and from various subject positions--to authoritarianism, income inequality, environmental, racial and sexual injustice? How do artists, curators, and academics situate themselves within broader movements of dissent, activism and culture at large? How do modern strategies of dissent replicate, or diverge from, earlier approaches to artistic resistance? And ultimately, how effective is artistic dissent? We invite scholars, artists and activists to contribute papers that relate to these or related questions in the areas of art, activism and dissent. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Wendy Chase at email@example.com and Elijah Pritchett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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