CFP: Sovereignty between the Nation and the City (10/30/04; journal issue)

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Call for Papers, Special Issue of The Canadian Review of Studies in

The growth of modern urban centers and the attendant decline of rural
populations have been cited as contributing factors to the growth of
nations and nationalisms. This construction of the city's role, however,
leaves unexplored the tensions and conflicts between urbanism and
nationalism, as well as the competing ideological claims each makes on the
sovereignty of citizens. The city can be understood as a site underwritten
by both nationalist and cosmopolitan concerns and discourses, as well as a
site in which issues of uneven development, in terms of both intra-national
and global contexts, work themselves out. This special issue will explore
these concerns and question how we navigate these competing ideological
imperatives. It will also look at how what has come to be called
"globalism" can be read as a species of urbanism, and how nationalisms the
world over compete against globalizing institutions and structures for the
sovereignty of citizens.

We are interested in essays that either explore a specific national-urban
formation or theoretical papers that read the sometimes unwritten
component of cosmopolitanism or urbanism within theories of nationalism.
Submissions must be previously unpublished, not under consideration
elsewhere, and between 18-25 manuscript pages. Please conform to the
Chicago manual of style for citations. The deadline for completed papers
is October 30, 2004; the volume will be published in December, 2005. We
are glad to respond to queries, but can only ultimately render a decision
on completed essays. Please submit essays as hard-copy only, in duplicate,

Prof. Robert Brazeau
Department of English and Film Studies
HC 3-5
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E5

Please direct queries to either of the editors: Robert Brazeau
<> or Ernst Gerhardt <>.

Dr. Robert Brazeau, Asst. Professor
Department of English and Film Studies
HC 3-5
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E5
ph: 780.492.4708
fax: 780.492.8142

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