Call For Papers – 2020 Issue


The ‘Coding/Decoding/Recoding’ issue provides a space to present scholarship that translates, remediates, reimagines, or revisits bodies of thought, borders, and identities. We are looking for papers illustrating practices that unsettle the conventions of how scholarship is practiced and how histories are written. This includes matters of semiotics, hermeneutics, translation, representation, signification, subversion and transgression. This topic is a stimulus to highlight the necessity of renegotiating hierarchical structures, the  urgency of rereading and reframing canonical texts, and the possibility of creating strategies for trans-disciplinary communication and collaboration. We seek scholarship that revises its own disciplinary standards or that seeks to  produce new ones, as well as scholarship that treats spaces, bodies, thoughts, and histories as texts that can be coded, decoded or recoded anew in order to further our understandings of their significance (both historical and contemporary).

We encourage submissions representative of a wide variety of topics in the Arts and Humanities and affiliated disciplines including but not limited to:

• Negotiating methodological differences between disciplines or paradigms
• Problems of meaning-making in translation studies
• Hermeneutic approaches to texts
• Manipulation of texts– linguistic, visual, or otherwise
• Contemporary and/or de-colonial constructions of gender
• New approaches to historiography
• Articulating affect and non-normative experience
• Code-switching

Related fields of interest may include but are not limited to: Comparative literature, Cultural studies, Digital Humanities, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Postcolonial Studies, Queer and gender studies, Media studies, Theory & Criticism, Visual Arts, Translation Studies.

Please include your name, abstract keywords, institutional affiliation, and a 50-word bio in your email. Send your completed papers to

Deadline: 1 December 2019.

This year, we are accepting submissions only in English. Maximum length of the papers: 5000 words. The word count must be inclusive of the Works Cited and endnotes, and all texts must follow the MLA style (8th edition). To maintain the integrity of the anonymous peer-review process, please ensure all identifying marks and personal information is removed from your submission.