Call for Reviews

The Scattered Pelican is excited to share the Call for Reviews for its forthcoming issue!

For our 2019 issue, we are requesting contributions for reviews of scholarly texts/books/artworks/films between 2014-present relating to the theme of our latest conference “Matter(s) of Fact”. We encourage submissions from across all disciplines, and especially the following: comparative literature, literary and cultural theory, cultural studies, digital humanities, linguistics, film studies, visual arts, history, anthropology, sociology and philosophy. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2019 to thescatteredpelican@gmail.com.

Ideas for subject matter pertinent to this theme are:

  • 1) Myths and narratives: literary/historical/theoretical intersections of mythification; postmodernism and truths; hyperreality; simulacra-as-truth; rhetorics; “Post-truth”; hermeneutics of suspicion; populism and propaganda; emotion vs. logic; demagoguery and xenophobia; opportunistic narratives; the trans/de-valuation of facts-as-truths and truths-as-facts; truth-value; philosophy of language; trans-human, post-human, alternate ecologies
  • 2) Wikileaks and whistleblowing in the digital age: digital humanities; ethics in the digital world; truth in the digital age; piracy and hacking; AI; AI and paranoia narratives
  • 3) Critique of institutions: (post-)faculties; ideology, institutions and institutionalization; writings on art history and literary history; approaches to history writing; museums and art history; capitalism; avant-garde theory; culture industry and the Frankfurt School.
  • 4) Material culture in the post-truth era: virtual objects; mythical and/or “real” and/or virtual artifacts; material culture and virtuality; artifacts and their faculties; art forgery; facts and things; representation of objects, objects as representation; surrealism and its legacies.
  • Related fields of interest may include but are not limited to: Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; Critical Theory; English, French; and Spanish Studies; Studio arts; Sociology; Anthropology; Political Science; Queer Theory and Gender studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; Digital Humanities; Cultural Studies; Linguistics; History; Philosophy; Film and Media studies; etc.

If you are interested in submitting a review, suggesting a title and have any questions please contact bcopurog@uwo.ca.

For more information about the conference please visit:

https://mattersoffactblog.wordpress.com/

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