Publication of Inaugural Issue of Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences and Call for Papers for the next issue in December, 2017

deadline for submissions: 
November 20, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Advancement of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
contact email: 

Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences publishes its inaugural issue.The website of the journal is


Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences aims at openness to original thinking and represents the productive nexus of work in the fields of literary criticism and theory, philosophy, and cultural studies. A forum which combines rigorous scholarship with cutting-edge analysis in cultural studies, critical theory and philosophy will be of interest to those working in socio-economic and cultural studies, critical theory, cultural history, philosophy, gender studies, post-colonial theory, literature, aesthetics, and visual cultures. The journal encourages crossing borders and challenging limits and prioritizes the work of spirited and experimental theoretical writing in all areas of value production.


Texture is an international, refereed, multi-disciplinary electronic journal presenting a global forum for both the critical discussion of postcolonial literature, culture, history, and theory. It is concerned with ways of negotiating the various epistemological, cultural, social, and political links and disjunctures between postcolonial, western, and diasporic communities.
In particular, this e-journal examines the relationship between postcolonial studies, diaspora studies and such newly emerging fields as transnational cultural and globalization studies. The journal invites work that is concerned with different concepts of the nation; transnational and translocal forms of belonging; cosmopolitanisms; competing sites and venues of cultural knowledge production; the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial writing; cultural memory; globalization; and the relationships between various modes of scripting oral, written, and visual texts across different cultures.

The journal operates at the crossroads of contemporary work in the humanities and social sciences in the following areas of research, theory and politics:

• Theories of colonialism, settler colonialism, occupation, and postcolonialism
• The histories, impact, and long-term effects of imperialism and colonialism on all aspects of society
• The role of culture in the operation of imperialism and in the formations of national resistance
• Contemporary Marxist philosophy and related cultural theory
• The economics of neo-colonialism and neoliberalism and their effects on the global South
• Liberation struggles, past and ongoing
• The political and cultural struggles of Indigenous, “fourth-world”, and nomadic peoples
• The philosophy and theory of indigeneity
• Genocide, conflict intervention and resolution, human rights and humanitarian ethics
• Contemporary slavery, child soldiers, refugees, camps and detention centres
• Diaspora, migration, immigration
• Ecological imperialism, violence, and activist counter-strategies
• The role of religion and culture in contemporary political formations
• Philosophies of religion and secularism
• Cultural and global issues in law, colonial law, occupier law
• The contemporary politics of race, caste and ethnicity; indigeneity; gender and sexuality
• Languages, especially “minor” languages, and translation
• Philosophy of translation and translation theory
• Theoretical, philosophical, and analytical questions of postcolonial and world literatures, art, photography, cinema and music.


Texture also seeks interviews that focus on an author’s writing, pursue and elaborate a line of questioning and response, and provide insight into central aspects of the writer’s significance. Submitted interviews should not duplicate material available elsewhere in the author’s essays or in other interviews.