CFP: [Collections] Special Issue of ESC on SKIN

full name / name of organization: 
Michael O'Driscoll

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for the following Special Issue, guest edited by
Prof. Julia Emberley, University of Western Ontario.

SKIN. The taxidermist’s medium, the bioengineer’s super structure, a word for a chromatic
history of racial difference, a surface of adornment, a term for online software designs, an object
of animal capital -- skin proves itself an elastic and regenerative concept, material and signifier.
ESC invites proposals for a special issue on SKIN from scholars/writers/artists with an interest in
the animate and inanimate properties, theories and applications of ‘skin.’ Interdisciplinary
approaches are most welcome as is work from such fields as, but not limitied to, eco-criticism,
critical race studies, cyberculture, fashion theory, queer studies, biopolitics and semiotics.

Deadline for submission of 500 word proposals is April 15th, 2008. If your proposal is accepted,
you will be asked to submit a paper by November, 2008.

Note to contributors: ESC normally accepts Black and White images, up to a limit of six per

Please forward proposals to Prof. Julia Emberley

ESC: English Studies in Canada is a quarterly journal of scholarship and criticism concerned with
the study of literature and culture. Recent special issues include “The Event of the Archive” (Eds.
E. Bishop and M. O’Driscoll), “Interiors” (Ed. P. Schwenger), and “Guilt” (Ed. J. Faflak). ESC’s special
issue on Poetry/Sound/Event (Eds. L. Cabri, A. Levy, P. Quartermain) is forthcoming in July, 2008.
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