[UPDATE] DIACRITICS: More than Global

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diacritics: A review of contemporary criticism
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diacritics is launching a mini-series of thematic issues entitled “More than Global,” to be published in volumes 41 and 42. “Humanists” may be facing an urgent task, or the discontinuous writing of what Susan Buck-Morss recently named a non-synthetic but “syncretic” take on world history and cultures. In this mini-series, we would like to bypass comparison, and go “more than global,” in connecting discrete texts, phenomena, periods, images, languages, places—without unifying them. While certainly keeping in view the discourse of the social sciences, we seek to underscore the specificity of literary, critical, and philosophical thought in any sound attempt at reflecting on what “global” could mean anew. We welcome bold, broad, interdisciplinary, and theoretically sophisticated submissions that could be of relevance to this mini-series.

Beginning with volume 40, diacritics will use The Chicago Manual of Style as its style guide. Please prepare manuscripts according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, with endnotes (short form) and bibliography. Include an abstract at the beginning of the document. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Essays of between 8,000 and 11,000 words should be sent as an email attachment to the managing editor, Diane Brown: diane.brown@cornell.edu. Please indicate that the submission is for the “More than Global” series. The submission deadline is July 15, 2012.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
postcolonial
theory