Haptics & The Senses - Draft articles are due by 31st July 2015

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CFP - Haptics and the Senses

Issue 7. 2016

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Haptics and the Senses' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates and early career researchers (including independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts. The edition is due to be published in early 2016.

Our previous editions can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds. We accept submissions of:

v ARTICLES: An abstract (300 words) and draft article (around 6,000 words).

v BOOK REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on an academic text that deals with the theme in some respect. This would preferably be interdisciplinary, but we will accept reviews of subject specific texts (published within 3 years).

v EXHIBITION REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on any event along the lines of an art exhibition, museum collection, academic event, conference, etc. that deals with the theme in some respect (taken place within 2 years).

v CREATIVE WRITING PIECES: Original poetry (up to 3 short or 1 long), short stories or other creative pieces of up to 4,000 words related to the theme.

All submissions should be sent to editors@harts-minds.co.uk

Draft articles are due by 31st July 2015 and Reviews/Creative Writing Pieces by 2nd November 2015.

All should end with a short biography, use the appropriate article template and adhere to the guidelines available on our website.

Referring to the skin as a vehicle of communication and perception, 'haptics', derived from the Greek word ἅπτω, means 'I fasten onto, I touch'. For Issue 7 of HARTS & Minds, we invite innovative submissions that consider how haptics and the senses are represented, explored or inter-related within a wide variety of cultural and historical discourses. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Articles may take as a point of departure any of the following themes:

- Embodied reflections on the senses
- Technologies of touch
- Transgression and tactility
- Touch and disability/accessibility
- Interactive art installations
- Environment and touch
- Language, communication and touch
- Touch and empathy
- Performativity and tactility of everyday technology
- Philosophy of touch, intersensoriality
- Synaesthesia and performance
- The senses in the performing arts
- The supernatural and touch
- Touch as cultural practice
- Touch, seduction and otherness in literature
- Virtual vs. physical handling of historical artefacts

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