Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

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Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

The guest column for this issue should provide a general discussion of one or more of this issue's themes as they present themselves in literature and/or history.

Volume 2, Issue 2: Revolutions & Reversals

We are currently experiencing a worldwide rejection of corruption in government: widespread revolution in the Middle East, the tea party, the occupy movement. We would like for this issue to speak to these shifting attitudes in the way we approach and think about authority and social structures. We particularly encourage literary criticism that takes up as one of its primary goals the examination of the following in literature: authority, politics, government, familial structure, utopia, dystopia, gender, social norms, etc.


Please send abstracts (or completed manuscripts of no less than 5,000 and no more than 10,000 words) electronically to the Diesis Editorial Board at with "Guest Column: 2.2" and the title of your article as the subject line. Articles should conform to current MLA guidelines and be in a Word document format (.doc). Document titles should contain the name of your article. All articles should be written in footnote format. Lines should be double spaced, including quotations, and in 12 point Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Pages should be numbered consecutively and should include a short title in the header. All articles should be written in or translated into English.

To facilitate blind review, please do not include any identifying information in your manuscript. Instead, provide your name, institution, manuscript title, and a brief biographical note in the body of your email. So that we may comply with copyright law, you must also confirm that your article has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.