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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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