HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 4 (Fall 2019) Call for Papers—General Research Articles The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting general research articles on Hong Kong for Issue 4 (scheduled for publication in Fall 2019). We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.Research articles in English should be no longer than 6,000 words (including footnotes but excluding references).
While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant. They can also, in both their physical and figurative senses, change over time, beset by vagaries, be they sociological, geographical, political, moral or even psychological..These changes can be existential—neighbourhoods come and go, they die out or are subsumed into larger ones, or are supplanted by newer geographical collectivities.
What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? For the 8th Annual Tufts University Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we will explore how questions of identity shape our ideas about labor. What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters?
Call for Essays, Comics, and Course Designs
(Proposals due 1/28/19; see below for specific details)
Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (edited collection under contract with Penn State's Graphic Medicine series)
We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:
Perseverance builds character.
How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.
We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.
Call for submissions: “Media of Crisis, Criticism, and Opposition: Tactical Media in the Struggle for Social Change” in the special 2019 fall issue of Democratic Communiqué
Edited by Rhon Teruelle and Jesse Cohn
Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words, add 200 words bio): January 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019
Final deadline for submission of full article: May 31, 2019
All articles undergo a double-blind peer review process.
Texas Tech University
April 13, 2019
We are seeking contributors to shape intriguing conversations for our December issue on ways diverse communities can engage with critical play projects, asking broadly:
How are critical play projects being utilized to engage diverse communities in digital humanities?
Many scholars elect to submit semi-informal essay-form responses (400-600 words), however, we also welcome multimedia/interactive and alternate forms of digital submissions.
This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.