Call For Papers, Powerlines: An Interdisciplinary Journal of American Studies

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Powerlines Issue 4 – Call For Papers
Submissions are due by January 20, 2016

Powerlines is a graduate student-run online journal that welcomes work exhibiting interdisciplinary approaches to producing knowledge. We feature short-format scholarship that enriches understandings of identity and difference, cultures of the everyday, and the politics of power. For our upcoming issue we invite scholarly blog posts as well as conference-style papers (1000-3000 words), specifically those that foreground disability, sexuality, gender, race, class, and nation from vantage points in American studies, material and visual culture studies, performance studies, women's studies, public or social history, sociology, anthropology, English, geography, the digital humanities, and related fields.

Submission Guidelines - Papers

1. All submissions should include a title page with the following information:
• Name, affiliation(s), and email address of the person submitting
• Title of the piece
• An abstract of no more than 200 words
• A short bio (40-60 words) about the contributor(s)

2.Any identifying information must be removed from the document text and should only appear on the title page.

3.Papers must adhere to the style guidelines outlined in the The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.

4. Papers should use 12-pt Times New Roman font and should be double-spaced with one-inch margins. All papers should be paginated with numbers appearing in the top right portion of the document.

5. All images and figures should be (1) embedded in the document text and (2) included as separate attachments sent along with the document text. Attached files should be at least 300 dpi, no less than 4 x 6 inches, and in TIFF or EPS format. Captions should be written according to Chicago style guidelines.

6. Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce copyrighted material and must produce evidence that rights have been obtained before an image or figure will be published.

7. Papers must be 1000 to 3000 words.

8. All citations in papers should appear as endnotes rather than footnotes.

9.All submissions should be sent as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx) and to with the subject line "Paper Submission-[Author Name]".

10. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2016.

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