UPDATE: Religion and Identity (3/31/04; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Sean M. Dummitt
contact email: 
smdummitt@insightbb.com

UPDATE: _disClosure_ specifically seeking New Fiction and Poetry
submissions on the topic of "Religion and Identity" -- deadline 3/29 --
University of Kentucky

Call for Art/Fiction/Poetry

disClosure

a journal of social theory

Issue #14: Religion and Identity

The role of religion in the production of identity is not just a question of
significant philosophical or theological importance but is one that
possesses intriguing political, economic, and social implications as well.
Scholars have long sought to understand the processes of religious
identification, especially how religion is used to create, mediate, and
resist social change. Exercises of religious power, ranging from
fundamentalist to syncretic practices, are integral to the construction of
personal, familial, community and national identities. The editorial
collective seeks submissions that explore the intersection of religious
practice and identity through both the written word and other artistic
media.

disClosure seeks artwork, fiction and poetry that explore issues of identity
and religion, particularly the relationship between spiritual beliefs and
social practices, within both mainstream and esoteric theologies and across
both contemporary and historical time periods.

Possible topics for consideration might include religion as it intersects
with:

Politics

Rights

Liberalism/Conservatism/Fundamentalism

Nation-building

Public spaces

Economics

Commodifications

Globalization

Pop culture (kitsch value)

Effects on class/race/sexuality/gender

Culture

Media

Prejudices

Religion and education

Rites/life stages/myths

Normativity

Science

Technology

Natural sciences

Medicine

Enlightenment

Individua(liza)tion

Personal ideology

Reincarnations

Narratives

Fanaticism/martyrdom

Atheism/Agnosticism

Flows and networks

Diasporas

Trade

Hybridization

Translations

Histories

Practices

Perspectives

Origins and evolutions

disClosure is a blind refereed journal produced in conjunction with the
Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. The journal
welcomes submissions from all theoretical perspectives and genres (scholarly
articles, interviews, reviews, short fiction, poetry, artwork) and from
authors and artists (academically affiliated or not) concerned with social
theory. Editorial decisions are based solely on quality and originality.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Artists should submit digital or camera-ready
material. Electronic submissions should be accompanied by a hard copy. Art
cannot be returned, so do not send originals. Include one copy of poetry
submissions. N.B. Authors are responsible for securing copyright and
fair-use notices and must submit them prior to disClosure publication. All
material accepted by disClosure for publication becomes property of the
journal. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from
submission.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 29, 2004

Mail to: disClosure

College of Arts and Sciences

213 Patterson Office Tower

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please feel free to contact
the editor of disClosure 14, Marcia England, at DC-EDITOR_at_LSV.UKY.EDU

Or, contact the literature editor, Sean M. Dummitt, at
smdummitt_at_insightbb.com

disClosure is an annual journal of social theory featuring scholarly
articles, creative writing, interviews, book reviews, and original artwork
from international contributors. For a look at previous issues, please
visit http://www.uky.edu/AS/SocTheo/DisClosure/disclose.htm

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