CFP Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
De La Salle University, Manila

CFP Special Issue: Climates of Disaster and Performance

What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.

 Being the journal’s first issue dedicated to performance, we wish to show the rich interdisciplinary character of the ‘field’ or the wide expanse of practices that claim or profess ‘performance’ as their generic field. So all submissions are welcome. This special issue will be co-edited by Dr. Jazmin Llana (De La Salle University, Manila) and Dr. Theron Schmidt (University of New South Wales, Sydney).

Deadline for submission for this issue is on October 31, 2016. Email your submissions to akda.submissions@gmail.com

 For inquiries, email: jazmin.llana@dlsu.edu.ph

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Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal’s scholarly depth and geographic scope.

 Akda is published biannually, in March and September, but will accept submissions year round. Submissions, which are assumed to be original, unpublished work, should range from 5,000 – 8,000 words (inclusive of notes) and should follow the MLA parenthetical documentation style. Authors should also include a title page with keywords, 200-word abstract, and a short bio note with their submission. The September issue is an open issue with no thematic preferences; the March issue will be thematically organized and will be edited by a recognized scholar in the field. The April 2017 issue will be co-edited by Jazmin Llana (De La Salle University) and Theron Schmidt (University of New South Wales).

Akda also accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and the essay, creative writing that bends or crosses generic boundaries, as well as literary book reviews. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator.

Akda also published shorter articles, notes, essays in a section called Perspectives. Articles/essays may range from 3,000 to 4,000 words; short research papers and notes, 2,000 to 2,500 words. These submissions must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract and a short bio-note.  Citations must be done using the MLA documentation style and the articles/essays must have a works cited page. Artist/scholars are responsible for seeking permission to publish copyrighted materials and other texts relevant to their essays/articles. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator. Deadline for submission for this issue is on October 31, 2016. Email your submissions to akda.submissions@gmail.com

For inquiries on Perspectives, email: jeremy.dechavez@dlsu.edu.ph