Call for Chapters: Postmodernism and Narratives of Erasure in Culture, Literature, and Language

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
IGI Global
contact email: 

https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4114?fbclid=IwAR0oz4AuUBq8vKnRQAfCcqfweDFkYQX90k3nrFjX0aEhid4qHrWQAy-jaS0  Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Full Chapters Due: September 12, 2019
Submission Date: December 21, 2019
  Introduction The concept of Erasure is literally defined as the act of deleting or removing something. The concept was first developed by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger in his book Being and Time (1962). Heidegger understands erasure as the process that refers to the 'inarticulateable” meaning of being. Yet, the concept erasure, and mainly, “under erasure” was largely popularized by the French Deconstructionist Jacques Derrida to mean the inadequacy but “necessariness” of some words and concepts in given texts. The concept is likely to entail the coexistence of two functional movements of change. The first is the rapid overwhelming change that can be understood as eventual while the second is regarded, or more appropriately, conceptualized as longitudinal gradual metamorphosis or technically “processive”. Arguably, the concept of erasure can be studied from the classical binary division of process/event. Seen from such perspective, erasure can guarantee a considerable degree of fixedness and permanence. The possibilities of indeterminacy and contingency are lowered down. Hence, erasure is sudden, quick and breathtaking or, simply, progressive, predictable and time-consuming. Alternatively, erasure can be broached and theorized as a continuum of different but interchangeable possibilities of change. Thus, it is a largely nuanced concept. Yet, the concept needs ample theoretical and empirical scrutiny so that to render it more adaptable to the field of humanities and social sciences. My research on the concept did not yield considerable output. The concept seems to be considerably absent in the field of humanities. It is under-theorized and under-researched. Bearing this in mind, I suggest editing a book on the various considerations and applications of this concept in humanities, social and cultural studies

Objective This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest critical research in postmodernist theory in its relation to the concept of erasure. The book investigates the use/abuse of the concept of erasure in different disciplines notably in culture, language, and literature. Hence, the concept is treated from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Target Audience The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of humanities, cultural studies, sociology, linguistics, and literary studies. Moreover, the book will provide insights to both the specialized and general reader in the fields mentioned above.

Recommended Topics • Culture Studies 
• Ethnic Studies 
• Literary Studies 
• Language and Linguistics 
• Sociology 
• Postmodernist Theory 
• Political Science 
• Discourse Studies 
• Interdisciplinary Studies 
• Economic theory 
• Communication Studies 
• Media Studies 
• Technology and Society 
• Cognitive Studies

Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 14, 2019, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 12, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visitwww.igi-global.comm. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

 Important Dates June 30, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 
July 14, 2019: Notification of Acceptance 
September 12, 2019: Full Chapter Submission 
October 26, 2019: Review Results Returned 
December 7, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 
December 21, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries Hassen Zriba
University of Gafsa 
hassen_zriba@yahoo.fr