"Crossing the Line" Sequitur Issue 5,2

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students  to submit content on the theme “Crossing the Line” for our Spring 2019 issue. Submissions should be sent to sequitur@bu.edu by February 15. You can find our CFP as well as more about our journal here: https://www.bu.edu/sequitur/. 


SEQUITUR Issue 5, 2

Spring 2019

CFP: “Crossing the Line”

Deadline: February 15

The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students  to submit content on the theme “Crossing the Line” for our Spring 2019 issue.

The phrase “crossing the line” invokes boundaries – and their transgression . While ethical and physical boundaries are hard to establish, their infringement is often framed as quite clear. “Crossing the line” can begin at the personal: stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, violating the boundaries one has established for oneself, and it can reach into the discourses considered “taboo,” abject, or “deviant” that surround bodies. The phrase also has greater social and geographic implications, for example,  the “picket lines” of organized labor workers as well as illegal crossing of political borders. Lastly, “crossing the line” considers disciplinary boundaries, confronting (and erasing) methodological boundaries, teleologies, taxonomies, and canonizations. 

Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): the body as “taboo,” abject, or deviant; the cyborg; new (in)humanisms; the scandalous; ecclesiastic or apocalyptic visions, mysticism and “extreme” spiritualities; lifting the “veil”; internally displaced people; political border crossings; political dissent; squatting; crossing the picket line; borders and boundaries; “the contact zone” and the inbetween; mixed media; translations; mobile architectures and portable borders; and institutional critique.

We welcome submissions from graduate students in the disciplines of art history, architecture, material culture, queer and gender studies, migration studies among others to apply.  We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal. Previous issues of SEQUITUR can be found here.

Founded in 2014, SEQUITUR is an online biannual scholarly journal dedicated to addressing events, issues, and personalities in art and architectural history. SEQUITUR engages with and expands current conversations in the field by promoting the perspectives of graduate students from around the world. It seeks to contribute to existing scholarship by focusing on valuable but oft-overlooked parts of art and architectural history.

We invite full submissions for the following pieces:

  •    Featured essays (1500 words) – Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available here.
  •   Visual and Creative essays – An opportunity for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include jpegs of up to ten works, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI. We are open to expanding this field to involve various kinds of creative projects.

We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces :

  •    Exhibition reviews (500 words) – Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought.
  •   Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) – Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought.
  •   Interviews (750 words) – Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview.
  •   Field reports/Research spotlights (750 words) – This is an opportunity for students conducting research to summarize and share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper.

All submissions and proposals are due February 15.

  •   Please direct all materials to sequitur@bu.edu
  •   Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files. While we welcome as many images as possible, at least ONE must be very high resolution and large format.
  •   Please provide a recent CV.
  •   Please include “SEQUITUR Spring 2019” and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 25 for May 8 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at sequitur@bu.edu.