CFP: New Online Journal for Trickster Research (ongoing; e-journal)

full name / name of organization: 
c. w. spinks
contact email: 

Call for Papers at Trickster's Way

 an online journal dedicated to trickster research. It is a peer-reviewed
publication which seeks to extend the scholarship about the trickster figure
to its interdisciplinary and intellectual limits. Although trickster, of
course, will resist such cultural ambitions, this journal and the essays it
publishes will try to respect the delicate balance between fixing trickster
and killing trickster. We wish to keep him/her alive and well and living in
the shadow of our hearts.

We welcome essays, poetry, and art that consider the role and function of
the trickster figure in relation to concerns that are semiotic, religious,
mythic, literary, anthropological, psychological, social, political, ethnic,
racial, economic, rhetorical, legal, cultural, or aesthetic in nature. This
is, of course, because Trickster's bag reflects his appetite and the objects
of her interests; so it is natural the territory would be large.

We are especially interested in:

· Essays that articulate the ways in which trickster has been used and
manipulated to create, sustain, or protect particular cultural narratives
and values.

· Semiotic, ethnographic, and cross-cultural approaches to the uses of the
trickster figure.

· Essays with an innovative theoretical dimension, insightful synthesis of
cultural differences and similarities, or driven by the ambivalent qualities
of trickster.

· Discussions of particular works of art or literature, music or film, video
or photography, narrative or performance that address a cultural or social
issue involving some aspects of the trickster figure.

Please check out the site for submission guidelines at the site listed
C. W. Spinks, Editor and Publisher
Dept. of English, Trinity University
715 Stadium Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212 off: 210-999-7577 ---- fax: 210-999-7578 --

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