The Turn

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2018
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Beginning with the linguistic turn, there have been an increasing number of methodological “turns” in humanities-related fields, including the visual turn, the sonic turn, the corporeal turn, the spectral turn, the ontological turn, the non-human turn, the infrastructure turn, and so forth. This special issue of diacritics proposes to critically examine the phenomenon of the turn, focusing on the way in which it pivots on the juncture of a set of theoretical and methodological considerations. 

 We invite articles that:

  • Examine a specific turn and its theoretical and methodological implications.
  • Look comparatively at concerns that inform two or more turns. 
  • Reflect on the concept of the turn itself.

Please send abstracts or inquiries by January 15 to