[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching for Stet Journal Issue on 'Dis/Orientation'

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King's College London
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melissa.dickson@kcl.ac.uk

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

We wish to explore the concept of dis/orientation in literary and cultural studies from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, theoretically, or in terms of the workings of memory and the mind, presenting work that generates conversations about the ways in which location, direction, orientation, and disorientation are enacted and expressed in our everyday lives through the medium of literature. All submissions from King’s students will be considered for the King’s College London Graduate Essay prize of £200. This will be judged by a member of staff. Submissions might address (but need not be limited to):

• Travel writing, exile, immigration
• Sexuality, gender
• Grief, trauma, memory
• Cartography, boundaries, globalisation
• Madness, delusion, the uncanny
• Social and class identities and upheavals
• The city, psycho-geography, geopolitics
• Cultural geography, imagination, memory
• Concepts of space, place, and place making
• Virtual realities

Please send articles of no more than 5 000 words in MHRA style, along with a brief biography, to melissa.dickson@kcl.ac.uk by Friday 7th December 2012. For further information please consult our website, www.stetjournal.org or send queries to Victoria Carroll (victoria.carroll@kcl.ac.uk) or Melissa Dickson (melissa.dickson@kcl.ac.uk).

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