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journals and collections of essays
2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Burbage, a member of the family who gave us the first purpose-built theatre in Shakespeare's London. By exploring his life, and those around him, historians have been able to unearth much valuable information about the early modern theatre industry. Scholarship about other theatre people – prompted by their work, the archive, or both – has similarly added to our knowledge of the theatre in Shakespeare's time. We have learnt about the period's theatre from Philip Henslowe's diary, Anthony Munday's pageants, Richard Brome's contract, and George Wilkins' lawsuits.
Call for Papers
JLS/CONFIGURATIONS “DOUBLE ISSUE” --Part 2!
THE STATE OF THE UNIONS
What are the relations between literature, science and the arts within our field today? This special double issue marks a unique collaboration between the Journal of Literature and Science and Configurations. The first instalment – JLS 10:1 – was published this year and can be read online. We now invite short papers for the second issue, to be published in Configurations in 2018.
In the 25 years since Pre/Text’s first special issue on queer rhetoric, too much and not enough has happened with the queer in rhetoric and writing studies. To what extent have we mainstreamed queer movements? Where is there still room for generative transgression in rhetorical thought? How have assimilationist trends in mainstream LGBTQ culture found their way in and out of our field? Most important, what happened to sex/ual rhetoric? This special issue focuses on thoughtful provocation, open secrets, and pointed intersections in queer rhetoric, looking at moments of transgressive signification that open pathways for future work. Send 250-word abstracts to guest editor Jacqueline Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Five on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’.
In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:
This Special Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is intended to extend discussion of transnationalism in ways that explore how young people in Canada enact, embody, extend, or resist transnationalism through their lives.
This thematic double issue of Studies in the Humanities addresses globalization as a blossoming of inclusive systems of transnational capitalism, multicultural traffic, and networking technology, which has also generated symptoms of exclusion related to migration/refuge, precarious life, and various catastrophes that debunk the holistic universality of one rainbow global village. Political dialectics has turned into the absolute antagonism between the ‘soft’ ethical inclusion of differences in the whole and the ‘hard’ ethical backlash from its excluded remnants. Multiculturalism and terrorism, neoliberalism and fundamentalism, compassion and hate, human rights and bare life interlock like two sides of the same coin.
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks: The Return
Edited by Antonio Sanna
CALL FOR PAPERS: PRISON NARRATIVES AND CRIMINALIZATION
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on “Prison Narratives and Criminalization.” Submissions may include scholarly essays, research articles, personal narratives, interviews, and oral histories or commentary. Articles should focus on any aspect of criminalization and/or imprisonment in North America.
Possible themes for submissions include:
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress.
We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:
In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe (Duke 2016)
Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare's Time, Jeffrey Masten (UPenn 2016)
No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke 2016)