Call for Papers: Themed Issue on Displacement (Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies)
THEMED ISSUE: DISPLACEMENT
Issue editor: Dr Rebecca Blanchard, University of Tours
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies (ISSN 2791- 6553) invites submissions for its upcoming issue on the theme of displacement in literature, theatre and culture studies.
Displacement, in its various manifestations, serves as one of the defining characteristics of the 20th and 21st centuries and remains a salient concern in diverse cultural and political contexts.
Displacement encompasses a multi-faceted array of experiences, both physical and psychological in nature. For example, it can refer to physical displacement, as in the case of migration, exile or forced dislocation, arising from a variety of causes including war, persecution, economic privation, political upheaval, and even natural disasters or climate insecurity. Displacement also manifests itself on a psychological level, as evidenced in Frantz Fanon’s seminal work Black Skin, White Masks, where he posits that the colonized subject must navigate feelings of alienation and a loss of identity resulting from displacement. Whether considering displacement within the postcolonial or diasporic context or as it relates to the post-national state, the current realities of displacement continue to resonate with the experiences of marginalized groups in the present day, thus highlighting the need for a nuanced understanding of this phenomenon in contemporary cultural productions.
Displacement can also be understood from a linguistic perspective, specifically through the processes of translation or code-switching. As Walter Benjamin astutely observed, translation is not simply a matter of transferring meaning, but is instead a complex process that involves the displacement of meaning from one language to another.
Technology has also had a significant impact on the way in which displacement is perceived and experienced. For instance, the advent of virtual communication has enabled individuals to maintain connections with their home countries, while digital platforms have provided a means for documenting and disseminating experiences of displacement on a global scale. The full impact of this shift on literary and cultural productions remains to be seen.
For this themed issue, we welcome submissions that explore displacement in 20thand 21st century literature from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to:
• The impact of displacement on individual and collective identities
• Processes of “othering” that lead to displacement
• Reflections on how different forms of literature allow for unique ways of exploring displacement
• Generic hybridity and/or innovations that act as a response to displacement • Humor, satire, and comedy in the representation of displacement • Diasporic experiences on cultural displacement, belonging and post-memory • Displacement and the digital world
• Displacement in contemporary YA and children’s literature, particularly within the context of the “own voices” movement
• The role of literature and theatre in shaping public discourse on displacement
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across literature, theatre and culture studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.
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Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies welcomes papers and book reviews addressing general studies on literature, theatre and culture studies. As a multi- and interdisciplinary journal, we particularly welcome research with an interdisciplinary approach. Papers may be theoretical, empirical, or interpretative in nature.
Please send a digital copy of the complete manuscript using the template provided by Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies to email@example.com Friday April 28th 2023. Submission length is 5000- 8000 words for original articles, and 1500-2000 words for book reviews. Please omit references to the author in manuscripts to facilitate the anonymous peer review process. The journal does not accept manuscripts previously published by or simultaneously submitted to other publication venues.
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Editor-In-Chief: Önder Çakırtaş (Bingöl University)
Gloria Lee McMillan (University of Arizona)
Paul Innes (United Arab Emirates University)
Rebecca Blanchard (University of Tours)
Katrine K. Wong (University of Macau)
Book Review Editors
Valerie L. Guyant (Montana State University)
James Jarret (Colchester Institute and UCC)
International Advisory Board
Bill Ashcroft (New South Wales University Sydney)
Marietta Kosma (University of Oxford)
Muhammed Ikbal Candan (Van Yüzüncü Yil University)
Jo Lapleau-Girard (University of Tours)
Editorial Review Board
Brian Boyd The University of Auckland
Kathleen Starck University of Koblenz-Landau
Lorraine Kerslake Alicante University
Mary V. Seeman University of Toronto
Nikoleta Zampaki National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Philip Zapkin Pennsylvania State University
Anemona Alb University of Oradea
Theodora Tsimpouki National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Mary Cappelli University of Southern California
Aubrey Tang Chapman University
Joanne Emmens Auckland University of Technology
Marisa Kerbizi Aleksander Moisiu University
Manal Al Natour West Virginia University
Ingrida Egle Žindžiuvien Vytautas Magnus University
Heather Thaxter University Centre Doncaster
Pawel Jedrzejko University of Silesia in Katowice
Jillian Curr University of Western Australia
Dana Radler The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Margaret Lundberg University of Washington
Bujar Hoxha South East European University
Maria Luisa Di Martino Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Pelin Dogan Munzur University
Antolin C. Trinidad Yale University
Ankit Raj PCLS Government College
Jeanne Mathilda Mathieu Université de Toulouse
Deena El Shazly Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Fouad Mami University of Adrar
Ayusman Chakraborty Taki Government College
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