Special journal issue on “Resistance in Arts and Literature: Learning from the Past” (Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History)

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Call for Publications
August 9, 2017 to October 30, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Fine Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, Literature, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

We are seeking scholarly essays and “short takes” for a special issue on “resistance in art and literature.” Find complete details in the call for papers here: https://goo.gl/bVBAEE.

Guiding questions include: What can the literature (and art) of political resistance in other times and places teach us? Can we theorize, taxonomize, or otherwise generalize lessons about political resistance from individuals’ artistic efforts to intervene in specific historical moments that are not our own?

We are looking for two types of submissions for this special issue:

Scholarly essays: Clio, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, publishes research at the intersections of the disciplines of literary studies, history, and philosophy of history, but for this special issue, we are expanding our focus to allow for attention to visual and performing arts as well. Essays should present well-focused, thoroughly researched arguments of 5000-9000 words, following The Chicago Manual of Style for citations and footnotes.

“Short Takes”: This section includes shorter (1500-2000 words), less formal essays targeting the same audience as scholarly articles in the journal, that is, scholars in the humanities with a strong interest in the connections between history and arts and literature. Whereas the full-length articles for this special issue will offer researched arguments on specific moments of literary or artistic resistance, “Short Takes” essays for the special issue will be more personal, focused on how historical reading you are doing for “your own work” is informing, complicating, or inspiring your reactions to the historical moment we are living in.

Please send your submission as an email attachment (in Word or rich text format) to clio@ipfw.edu by Monday, October 30, 2017. For more information about the journal, see ipfw.edu/clio.


Contact Info: 

Rachel E. Hile, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Clio

Department of English & Linguistics

Indiana U-Purdue U Fort Wayne

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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