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Centre for Studies in Otherness
Call for Papers – Otherness: Essays and Studies 4.2
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Winter 2013.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
A complex and multivalent term, Otherness is conventionally signaled by markers of “difference” and the unknown. Otherness, however, is also inevitably implicit and complicit in considerations of subjectivity, identity, and sameness, rendering it a pivotal aspect in discussions on both their constitution and impossibility. In light of the present post-linguistic turn, new socio-political subjectivities and transcultural contexts, the assumed lines and entangled relations between self and other, ontology and epistemology, materiality and culture, the sexual, psychic, and the bodily, are further blurred, and as such renders the significance of Otherness even more intricate and problematic while at the same time opening up for new critical spaces for its transformed nuances and conceptualizations. For our current issue of Otherness: Essays and Studies, we invite submissions exploring Otherness within the scope of these new critical spaces, or dealing with aspects of Otherness in contemporary contexts or through contemporary approaches, whether from critical, cultural, political, philosophical, or literary perspectives.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Theoretical and Methodological Interventions in Otherness
Otherness in Theoretical and Methodological Interventions
Materiality, Embodiment, and Becoming-Other
Sex, Gender, Sexual Differing, and Plural Difference
Dis/ability Studies and Otherness
Unfamiliar Families and Othered Family Configurations; Child / Parental Otherness
Monstrous, Spectral, or Uncanny Otherness
Technological, Non-Human, or Inanimate Otherness
Articles should be between 5,000 – 8,000 words. All electronic submissions should be sent via email with Word document attachment formatted to Chicago Manual of Style standards to the editor Susan Yi Sencindiver at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 16, 2013.