CFP: [Collections] âProtect Australia Fairâ: A Special issue of Antipodes

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Nathanael O'Reilly

CFP: Protect Australia Fair: A Special issue of Antipodes: A North
American Journal of Australian Literature
Guest Editors: Nathanael O'Reilly and Jean-Francois Vernay
Nathanael O'Reilly and Jean-Francois Vernay invite contributions for a
special issue of Antipodes devoted to international perspectives on fear
and protection in Australian culture, focusing primarily on literature,
film, visual arts, literary theory, psychoanalytic approaches and
philosophy. The special issue of Antipodes will be published in December
2009. Antipodes, edited in New York by Nicholas Birns, has published work
by Australia's leading writers, poets and critics, including Tim Winton,
A.D. Hope, Thea Astley, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally, Janette Turner
Hospital, Peter Carey, Dorothy Porter, Elizabeth Jolley, John Kinsella,
David Malouf and Frank Moorhouse. Antipodes is a highly-respected peer-
reviewed journal (C1 in Australian parlance) indexed in both the MLA
International Bibliography and in AUSTLIT.
Contributors may wish to consider the following possible topics, which
we’ve provisionally divided into three spatial zones of fearfulness, or
explore challenging new ones.

National and International Fears
Pluralism and multiculturalism fears
Population and natural resources fears
Law and authority
Civil unrest, violence, riots
Terrorism and counter-terrorism
Xenophobia, past and present
Invasion narratives
Immigration: refugees, asylum seekers, detention centres and fear
Science and technology fears
Complacency warnings versus ‘Relaxed and comfortable’ lifestyle

Culture, Local, Regional and State-level Fears
Fear and spirituality
Fear and collective identity
Fear and indigenous issues
Fear and critical whiteness studies
Fear in city, inner-urban and suburban environments
Fear in regional and country Australia
Fear in and of the natural environment
Fear in cinema and literature: the thriller, the horror genre, disaster
movies, speculative fiction, dystopias, post-nuclear and post-millennium
Fear and language, communications, media
Affluence, employment and fear of material loss
Fear and performance
Fear and fashion

Individual and Personal Space Fears
The threatened body
Selfhood, identity, representation
Fear and desire
Family and domestic fears
Homophobia in a heterocentric society
The paranoid mind
Psychoanalytic fears
Self-protectiveness, exposure anxiety
The suggested length for essays is 4,000 words. Essays should be suitable
for an interdisciplinary and international readership. All submissions
will be double-blind-refereed by an international panel of distinguished
scholars and members of Antipodes’ editorial board. Essays must conform
to MLA style. Please refer to the sixth edition of the MLA Handbook.
You may submit your enquiry, expression of interest or finished essay to
Nathanael O’Reilly at or Jean-Francois Vernay
Deadline for final submissions: February 1, 2008.

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