CFP Akda: The Asian Journa of Literature, Culture, Performance: call for short articles, essays, notes

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
De La Salle University, Manila

While Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarship, it also welcomes shorter essays for its section called Perspectives.

Perspectives is the embodiment of Akda’s commitment to advancing alternative forms of knowledge production. Our strategic deconstruction of received notions of “scholarship” involves publishing articles/essays that do not quite fit traditional definitions of and criteria for academic articles. We particularly welcome essays that meaningfully blur the distinctions between the creative and the critical. We also envision this space as a productive site of dialogue between and among artists from different parts of the region and will be very eager to accommodate essays on their philosophy, vision, praxis, craft, and poetics.  We will also consider publishing occasional prose like lectures on various topics concerning literature, culture, and performance as well as creative writing and pedagogy, as well as short research notes and briefs that address underexplored aspects or areas of scholarship in the region.

Articles/essays may range from 3,000 to 5,000 words; short research papers and notes, 2,000 to 2,500 words. These submissions must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract and a short bio-note.  Citations must be done using the MLA documentation style and the articles/essays must have a works cited page. Artist/scholars are responsible for seeking permission to publish copyrighted materials and other texts relevant to their essays/articles. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator. 


Deadline for submission for this issue is on October 31, 2016. Email your submissions to  

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