Visualizing Violence

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
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Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
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[CFP] A Special Issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies: “VISUALIZING VIOLENCE”


Deadline for proposal: 30 September, 2018. Please send a 250-word abstract and a 75 word author bio to co-editors at and


Deadline for article: Completed article-length manuscripts will be due 30 November, 2018. Manuscripts should be written in English, between 6,000-8,000 words in length with documentation in MLA format.




The Special Issue reflects on a wide range of visual narratives (commercial and art cinema, documentaries, art installations, media and protest images) in order to explore how these artifacts represent, reinforce, and/or resist lived experiences of violence in contemporary war zones, amongst refugee populations on the move, in contexts of environmental destruction, and in global postcolonial milieus. We are interested especially in research that refracts these issues through frameworks of gender and subaltern studies, and critical studies of race and ethnicity. We ask authors to consider how technological and generic differences produce textual variants, and, importantly, how the literary intersects with the visual as these artifacts bear witness to violence. The Special Issue is interdisciplinary and broadly cartographic in scope.


Additional Submission Information


All papers will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind peer-review process. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Interventions is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal and a venue for work at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences. Its 2017 impact factor was 0.235.