"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.
Submission Deadline: 31st July
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love
Philament accepts submissions from current postgraduate students and early-career scholars (less than five years post-qualification).
Submissions may include:
◦ Academic papers up to 8,000 words.
◦ Opinion pieces: reviews (book, stage, screen, etc.), conference reports, short essays, responses to papers previously published in Philament, up to 1,000 words.
◦ Creative works: writing, images, sounds or mixed media. Submissions should be limited to three pieces.
All submissions may be sent as an email attachment in a PC-readable format to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a submission form available from http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/publications/philament/submissions.htm
Academic papers must include endnotes and conform to Philament house style of referencing as detailed at the URL above.
Philament will only accept submissions not previously published and not under consideration elsewhere.
For further information visit http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/publications/philament