Translocality and Refugees (Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2016)

Call for Papers

The 6th Issue of Localities

Localities, an international peer-reviewed journal of Center for Locality and Humanities at Korean Studies Institute (Pusan National University, Korea), seeks to publish articles undertaking interdisciplinary studies, giving particular attention to diverse ways of reactions explored and pursued on a local level at this age of globalization and transnationalism, and also to their possibilities of generating locality not only as a location of resistance against globality but also as a location of alternatives, including alternative theories, alternative communities, and alternative spaces, etc. The special attention will be given to research articles dealing with the topic of ‘translocality and refugees,’ although we still welcome research articles dealing with theoretical and practical issues on locality or translocality in general. Detailed information about the special topic is provided below.

1. Research Articles
Special Topic: ‘Translocality and Refugees’
Recent refugee crisis in Europe prompts us to reconsider various issues on the movement of refugees across borders and relevant translocal issues. We are interested in research papers dealing with diverse and complicated local and translocal issues as a result of the massive displacement of refugees toward Europe in recent years. We also welcome research papers dealing with similar issues on refugees from a historical perspective relating the current refugee crisis to a similar refugee crisis in the past such as the massive migration of Europeans to North America after World War Two and the displacement of Vietnamese people after the fall of Saigon, etc. We acknowledge that similar cases can be found on a global level. The scope of this special topic, however, is not merely confined to Europe and the Mediterranean area but seeks to extend to be global by covering similar issues in North America, Asia, and other regions. In this context, we are interested in research papers tackling refugee related issues not only within a local place but also across multiple local places or in the context of the dynamics between the global and the local or between the national and the local. We welcome research papers dealing with inter- or multi-disciplinary studies on refugee issues from diverse perspectives such as social, political, cultural (including literary and filmic representations), and economic ones. We also welcome research papers dealing not only with theoretical and critical studies but also with empirical studies on refugee and local and translocal issues.

General Topics
• Theories and methodologies of humanities-oriented locality.
• Empirical studies on local or trans-local phenomena.
• Practices or movements for resolving various local and/or trans-local problems.

2. Local Stories
Local stories need to address local issues, events, ideas, activist movements that cover topics relevant to either the special or the general topic of Localities. In order to make the writings in this section of the journal distinct from the ones in the section of formal research articles, we seek to include essay-style stories based on authors’ individual experiences.

3. Book Reviews
Books on locality or trans-locality published within several years can be reviewed. We will arrange suitable reviewers with a selected list of books. We also welcome an email of intention with a title of a book for review from anyone interested in contributing a book review.

Information for Authors
Academic Papers should not exceed 10,000 words including an abstract of 300 words and 5-6 key words. They must be prepared according to the rules for the manuscripts (i.e., the Chicago Manual of Style). Please refer to the Author Guidelines in the journal’s website at for the details. An accepted paper will be guaranteed 1,000,000 KRW as an honorarium.

Local Stories must not exceed 2,000 words and can include 5 or less photos and figures. An accepted local story will be guaranteed 200,000 KRW as an honorarium. There are no specific rules for authors to follow in writing a local story.

Book Reviews must not exceed 1,500 words. There are no specific rules for authors to follow in writing a book review. An accepted book review will be guaranteed 200,000 KRW as an honorarium.

․ Copyrights of all contributions will be reserved to the publishing institute of the journal.
․ All honoraria will be paid in USD and the exact payment may be subject to the current exchange rates.

For further information and manuscript submission,
email us at
Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2016

[UPDATE] Originality (4/3/2016)


Please consider submitting to Originality in a Digital Culture, a special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online.

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson’s injunction to “[N]ever imitate” to Apple’s “Think different” campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson’s words and Apple’s slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

In popular practices of sharing, information is disseminated as widely as possible through networks of others. Influence can be quantified according to measures such as the number of likes, shares, reposts, retweets, subscriptions, downloads, and favorites. Scholarship has an analogous statistical method: tracking the number of citations and downloads of published scholarship.

But while scholarship relies on carefully edited systems of attribution, social media tends to embrace promiscuity. What are the consequences of wide-ranging, even haphazard sharing practices on the value of original work as commodity? If, as Stewart Brand once stated and others have adopted as a rallying cry, “Information wants to be free,” what becomes of the practice of original research? (Less quoted is Brand’s preceding line: “information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.”) Recent disputes with Amazon over e-book prices prompted a letter of protest from nearly a thousand authors, ranging from Stephen Colbert to Mary Karr to Stephen King. Writers have skin in this game, after all—as novelist Jonathan Franzen writes, “When information becomes free and universally accessible, voluminous research for a novel is devalued along with it.”

Those of us who teach must also reflect on these issues and how they inform our praxis. As students outsource the maintenance of content knowledge to the cloud, how do we revise our pedagogical strategies, either to adapt to this shift in students’ intellectual habits, or to ameliorate its effects? How do we teach originality (as both skill and ethos) to students unaccustomed to developing ideas in solitude?

In this special issue, we seek critical reflections or multimodal notes (up to 3,500 words) that sketch new ways of understanding originality in contemporary print and digital culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to, originality and its relationship to the following:

inspiration in collaborative relationships
historical views of collaboration and/or intellectual independence
the ethics of attribution in a collaborative environment
ownership of shared content
anonymity and legality
Snapchat, Yik Yak, and other evanescent media
meme generators
fan fiction
human tissue research and gene patenting
pedagogical emphases on research vs. the generation of original ideas
appropriation vs. plagiarism
open-access journals and research funding
open-source software and authorship
the Amazon-Hachette author dispute
valuations of research
intellectual property, publication, and royalties

Direct questions to the Special Issue co-editors: Tara Robbins Fee [] and Samuel B. Fee []. For questions about video, audio, or image usage, please contact NANO: NANO uses modified MLA (Modern Language Association) formatting and style.

Submission style guidelines:

Keywords: Each author is asked to submit 5 keywords to accompany their submission.

Schedule: Deadlines concerning the special issue to be published in NANO:

April 3, 2016: Submission deadline (inquiries about potential topics prior to this deadline are welcomed by the issue editors)
May 2016: Complete comments and peer review
June 2016: Begin pre-production

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

[UPDATE] Humanities in Transition

What comprises "visual and/or media studies" exactly?

"Visual media studies"-- if that is what we are going to call it -- sits in a deep well under layer upon layer of literary theory. "Visual and media studies" may as well be re-named "literary theory with a nod to the visual". So film studies, it appears, has fallen back as literature, culture, visuality and/or media have ensconced it entirely, and we forget to ask why.

Narratology presumes generality about how narratives function across media. This presumption has not been adequately justified however. In other words, we do not know as much as we think we know about how films tell –or show—stories. Narratology was established on the assumption that the structure of literary narratives is paradigmatic...but is it?

In this issue of the journal, we look at:

-what is working and what isn't in contemporary visual/media studies?
-what new approaches do you suggest?

and related questions, such as:
-is cinema "a language?"
-what is adaptation and what is translation? How are they the same / different?

We look forward to this forthcoming first issue.

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.


The Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities will be held at Imperial College London, London, UK, 5-7 July 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies
Theme 2: Communications and Linguistic Studies
Theme 3: Literary Humanities
Theme 4: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
Theme 5: Humanities Education
Theme 6: Books, Publishing, and Libraries


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.


The New Directions in the Humanities Journal Collection consists of a number of journals and an annual review. The Collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit our website

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - - seeks submissions that deal with the topic of of academic cover versions.

Media production has always been accompanied by the cover version. Indeed, media is always the site of iterative production, taking previously composed works and remaking them for new audiences, with new perspectives, with new stylistics, with new ideas. 1960s rock and roll artists covered blues songs. Some hip hop songs remake previous disco and R&B songs. Movies often remake previous versions. Many of the stories we are familiar with – from romance to Western to sci-fi - are newer versions of previously circulated ones. Music and film are the most notable media associated with cover versions, but writing, too, can generate covers. A cover version appropriates the core of the original (insuring audience recognition) while simultaneously converting that core into a new composition. Writing in the age of new media, too, can be a cover version.

Intermezzo seeks 20-40,000 word essays that are academic cover versions of previously published essays, books, theoretical concepts or idea, or edited collections. Submissions can mimic style or content, but should also provide one’s own take on the original composition. Covers could be odes, homages, critiques, updated versions, technological versions, reversals, or some other approach that creatively reimagines the original composition.

We are particularly interested in essays from a variety of professional backgrounds: professors, administrators, and adjuncts from every level of higher education. We are also interested in essays which take advantage of organizational strategies print publications might not publish.

All essays published with Intermezzo undergo peer review. Intermezzo is committed to providing an outlet for essays too long for journal publication, but too short for monograph publication. Essays are published as open source and receive ISBN numbers. They may include multimedia as well.

Intermezzo is meant to be a venue where writers can produce scholarly work in unique ways, outside of institutional or disciplinary expectation, and it takes advantage of digital media as a platform for both content and distribution of timely topics.

Intermezzo accepts longform essays on a rolling submission basis, with no deadlines.

Please submit submissions, abstracts, or queries to

Jeff Rice
Series Editor

Essays, Reviews, and All Other Film-Related Content Invited for “Cinematic Codes Review,” a New Jour

Anaphora Literary Press plans to start its second journal, dedicated to film and television studies, “Cinematic Codes Review.” Its “Pennsylvania Literary Journal” (PLJ) has been in print since 2009, and it is starting to be too thick for its standard $10 cover price. By splitting it into two journals, one for literature and the second for film, both should become more focused. The first couple of issues are particularly important, and hopefully writers will submit essays, film reviews, or any other film related content to fill the pages with content that will be beneficial to film scholars, practitioners and knowledgeable fans. Essays can be about absurdist independent films or about the latest blockbuster. They can come from graduate students, established professors or filmmakers. Like PLJ, “Cinematic” will be a general journal that will always be welcome to contributions in all fields of film studies. Film or television reviews can be as short 200 words, or as long as 8,000 words. Essays can be anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 words in length. You can also send film-related fiction, poetry, illustrations, photographs, or other creative projects. You can use any citation style, but use footnotes as opposed to endnotes. Screenshots from the films you are discussing are invited. If you use images from the web, check that they are in the public domain.

PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Geraldine Brooks. Dr. R. Joseph Rodríguez received the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Article Award for his article, “There Are Many Rooms” which appeared in Volume VI, Issue 1 of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal (El Paso Inc). Hopefully, “Cinematic” will see similar successes with the help of your submissions.

Email your submission or query to, to the attention of Director and Editor-in-Chief, Anna Faktorovich, PhD. Include a biographical paragraph for all genres, and also an abstract for critical essays. The first issue of “Cinematic” will probably come out in May 2016 and the second one in August 2016. Work sent before these deadlines will receive closer consideration. You can view the content of previous PLJ issues by using LookInside on Amazon, or by emailing a request for sample links to pdf issues.

Tenth Global Studies Conference - National University of Singapore


National University of Singapore, Singapore
8-9 June 2017


The Tenth Global Studies Conference will be held at the - National University of Singapore in Singapore, Singapore, 8-9 June 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Economy and Trade
Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
Theme 3: Society and Culture
Theme 4: Resources and Environment

2017 SPECIAL FOCUS: Rethinking Global Space in the Age of the Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

*Advanced Proposal Deadline – 8 August 2016*
Early Proposal Deadline – 8 November 2016
Regular Proposal Deadline – 8 March 2017
Late Proposal Deadline – 8 May 2017


The Global Studies Journal consists of a journal and an annual review. The Global Studies Journal encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

The Global Studies Journal is indexed by:

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Book reviewers wanted

William James Studies, the on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the William James Society, seeks reviewers for books dealing with the broad range of James's interests: philosophy, pragmatism, pluralism, religion, psychical research, and morality. Please send a brief c.v. along with a statement about your interests. ABDs considered.

Early Modern Trauma

The present-day term ‘trauma’ refers to a wound or a paradigmatic disruption that disorients an individual or a community with overwhelming fear and suffering. The term “trauma” certainly has modern-day connotations, most commonly associated with WW1 and Freud, and trauma theory has been heavily shaped by responses to modern catastrophes. Indeed, trauma is often seen as inherently linked to modernity. However, psychological trauma as a result of distressing or disturbing experiences is a human phenomenon that has been recorded across time and cultures as far back as records of warfare and disaster exist.
With this in mind, we seek to compile an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the concept of trauma in an early modern context. In applying trauma theory to the early modern period, we are not seeking to engage in retrospective diagnosis but rather to discover what the application of trauma theory can reveal about the early modern period and, conversely, what conceptualisations of psychological trauma from the early modern period can tell us about trauma theory itself.
We invite preliminary proposals for papers that address any aspects of the issue of psychological trauma in the early modern period. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the narration, treatment, and/or attempts to name and conceptualise psychological wounds, as well as the ways in which trauma can shape both individual and collective memory. We also encourage (interdisciplinary) papers that explore the methodology of applying modern traumatology to an early modern context. Additional topics may include: combat-related trauma; multigenerational legacies of trauma; exile; slavery; healing and recovery; environmental devastation; witnessing; and commemoration/memorialisation. Finally, we welcome papers that explore the potential impact of developing the area of early modern trauma studies for the fields of traumatology and early modern studies.

We welcome preliminary proposals on these or related topics. Please send abstracts of approx. 150-200 words to both editors via email by 1 May, 2016.

Dr Erin Peters (University of Gloucestershire, UK) Email:

Dr Cynthia Richards (Wittenberg University, Ohio, USA) Email:

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies - Deadline July 1, 2016

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies

In her 1996 introduction to The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, Cheryll Glotfelty argues that in order for literary studies to remain relevant, the field must address contemporary environmental issues. In the intervening twenty years, we have witnessed ever-worsening disruptions to global ecosystems, including climate change, carbon and chemical emissions, the loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, air toxification, and severe floods and droughts. It is now more important than ever for scholars across academia to examine the pressures of this increasingly post-natural world. Since 1996, many factions of literary studies have explored environmental issues through the publication of books and articles as well as through conferences and activist organizations. Southern studies, however, remains largely behind the curve, thus prompting Jay Watson, in his keynote manifesto at the 2014 Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, to advocate for the greening of the field. While some significant ecocritical research has recently been conducted in southern studies, only a very small percentage of overall publications engage with ecocriticism or, more broadly, environmental studies.

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies is the first book-length collection of scholarship that applies interdisciplinary environmental humanities research to analyses of the American South. Because this collection will chart new directions for ecocritical approaches to southern studies, we are particularly interested in rigorous, theoretical essays that will appeal to multiple audiences and open new avenues of critical inquiry across disciplines. To this end, we seek essays that address a broad range of topics related to the American South. These topics could include, but are certainly not limited to, the region’s connection to the following:

- Environmentally oriented literature, theater, film, music, and media

- Ecocriticism

- Animal studies

- Feminism, especially ecofeminism

- Posthumanism

- Bioregionalism

- Ecological disability and queer studies

- Ecosexuality

- Regional, circum-Caribbean, and transnational plantation cultures

- Large-scale damming initiatives like the TVA

- Nuclear energy and nuclear weapons production

- Environmental activism and environmental justice

- Global climate change

- Natural and/or human-induced disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon

- Ecological apocalypticism

- Indigeneity and Native cultures

- Foodways and food studies

- The industrialization of agriculture

- The rise of genetically modified plants and crops

- Southern Agrarianism

- Appalachian marijuana and meth production

- Green capitalism

- Racial politics of waste management

- “Sense of place”

- Resource extraction, especially coal, oil, and gas

- Population density

- Deep and shallow ecologies

- Pastoralism as well as post- and anti-pastoralism

- Romantic, modern, postmodern, and anti-modern sentiments regarding wilderness

- Nature and post-nature

- The ecological sublime

- The country and the city

- Philosophical and/or religious connections to environmentalism

- Sustainable tourism

- The Anthropocene

If you would like to submit an original essay for possible inclusion in this collection, please send a C.V. and 500-word abstract to Zackary Vernon ( Preliminary discussions are already underway with university presses. Review of proposals will begin immediately and continue until July 1, 2016. Final essays of 6,000-7,000 words will be due on December 1, 2016.