CFP: Pacific Coast Philology Special Issue on the Family
"Post-Family Studies" Special Issue
Pacific Coast Philology: The Journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
We are interested in essays about the family, especially papers that rethink the family in new ways or explore new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family. Essays that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome. Essays might explore the effects of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, region, ideology, history, or nation on the family and its depiction; the formation or deconstruction of familial ideologies; family mythologizing; shifting depictions of the family; or reconceptualizing the family in a post-Victorian, post-Freudian, post-Modern, post-Colonial, post-heteronormative, or anti-bourgeois manner. –Special Issue Editors, Dr. Steven Gould Axelrod and Dr. Craig Svonkin
Please contact Craig Svonkin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Full essays are due by December 10.
Essay proposals should include the following, and should be emailed to Craig Svonkin at email@example.com by December 10, 2016: cover page with author’s name, affiliation, and a brief biography, plus the title of the essay. A 5,000 to 7,000 word separate document with a brief abstract, a list of four to seven keywords, and the proposed essay.
In preparing manuscripts, please follow the MLA Style Manual. Expected date of publication is fall 2017.