UPDATE. CFP: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (journal issue). Performing identities

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University of Alicante

RAEI is a referred journal published once a year by the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante. We are now seeking for the next issue "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013) essays which aim at discussing the issues raised by the definition of performance and performativity in relation to the politics of identity and culture in current cultural studies. Over the last fifty or sixty years, a growing interest in performance discourse – with its emphasis on the body, that is, on human experience, practices and affections – has taken place, floating free of theatre precincts and extending itself to other disciplines, including cultural studies. Themes and issues to be discussed may include: gender, race and ethnicity as they are enacted, idealized, negotiated and redefined; postmodern urban experience and identity; performativity and the arts; new technologies and the construction of new identities in the real or virtual world.

Enquiries and a 600 hundred abstract plus bibliography in English should be submitted by e-mail to Silvia Caporale-Bizzini, Lucia Esposito and Alessandra Ruggiero by the 15th of January 2013. Final essays will be submitted by the 30th of April 2013 and final acceptance will be communicated by the 15th of September 2013. Authors should follow the guidelines for the submission of manuscripts which can be found at the following Internet address: http://dfing.ua.es/es/formal-guidelines-for-contributors.html

The editors will not accept articles which have also been sent to other publications or have already been published. The authors will receive a free copy of the volume.