CFP Hallryu (Korean Wave) as a Global Popular Cultural Force

“PublicationCall for proposals: Twenty-Five Years Later: Rethinking the Impact of Hallryu (Korean Wave) as a Global Popular Cultural Force, Special Issue of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication. Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2023.

Submissions are encouraged from scholars that use different theoretical and empirical approaches to the special issue of Journal of Asian Pacific Communication on the impact of Korean Wave (Hallyu) as a global popular cultural force. As the process of globalization has eroded traditional forms of national culture and identity, the interfusion between local cultures and global culture continues to increase in various corner of the world. A prominent example of the globalization of culture can be found in the Korean Wave (pronounced Hallyu in Korean). The Korean Wave, which began about 25 years ago with the exporting of Korean TV dramas across East and Southeast Asia, now refers to the popularity of South Korean popular culture including drama, movies and popular music in other Asian countries. As the seventh-largest film market in the world, Korea is now a brisk exporter of music, TV programming, and films to the Asia region and other continents such as Africa, North and South Americas, and Europe. Now this Korean version of cultural imperialism has impact on Korean language, interracial marriage, imported labors to cultural commodities such as foods, cosmetics, fashion, education, and tourism.

The special issue will examine the past, present, and future impacts of Korean Wave as a global popular cultural force in terms of political, cultural, historical, sociological, and economical aspects with a focus on the key internal and external moments, constructs, elements, fads, factors shaping current and future developments of Korean Wave. The articles will examine communication and discourse in media, social media, political and cultural arenas, and space it occupies in a certain nation or region. They will also focus on how use of language (and translation) and non-verbal symbolic systems in any on communicative contexts, including face-to-face interactions/conversations/dialog within a KW context, and popular cultural texts such as films, music, animation, television drama, etc.

The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication invites authors to submit proposals or abstract for studies that engage both empirical and critical perspectives for Korean Wave (Hallyu) research. They are particularly interested in studies that apply existing empirical and critical methodologies towards analyzing and identifying the past, present, and future perspectives and phenomena. They encourage proposals from a variety of scholarly areas (e.g., intercultural, political, interpersonal, media, organizational, cultural and global studies, economics, performance studies, music, film studies, linguistics, journalism, ads and PR, and social media, etc.). Finally, the special issue welcomes any theoretical essays that deal with Korean Wave in the context of (post) cultural imperialism and post-colonialism.

CFP Education in Global Perspectives

“PublicationCall for proposals: Comparative and International Education Society Book Series: Education in Global Perspectives. Deadline: Ongoing.

Education in Global Perspectives is a book series launched by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and SUNY Press. They publish cutting-edge scholarship, examining key issues in the field of comparative and international education. With a concerted focus by the series editors to support early career researchers to publish their first monograph, the series will situate these contributions alongside the work of more established scholars.

The series welcomes contributions from early career to more established researchers. They invite a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives rooted in comparative and international education and global studies in education. With a focus on inclusion, the series encourages proposals from scholars of diverse backgrounds and contexts around the world.

Books in the series may employ global, cross-national, regional, or other comparisons of educational phenomena. They may conduct quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods analyses; they may feature multi-sited ethnography; in-depth or comparative case studies; trace phenomena historically across sites, scales and systems; or be theoretical, philosophical, or conceptual studies.

’If you are interested in finding out more – please get in touch: The editors welcome the opportunity to get involved and support authors through the process of deciding whether to submit a proposal and beyond. Details on what is required to submit a proposal can be found here.

CFP Language Policy and Practice in Multilingual Families

“PublicationCall for proposals: Language Policy and Practice in Multilingual Families, Special Issue of Languages. Deadline: 31 March 2023.

Special Issue Editors: Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Estonia) and Natalia Ringblom (Sweden)

This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts of various types, such as articles, reviews, and conceptual papers of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary nature, that seek to contribute to the analysis of language policy and practice in multilingual families from a multidisciplinary perspective. The multilingual (resp. bilingual) family is a worldwide fact, as more and more families now use more than one language. This provokes situations in which the family is faced with the problem of maintaining a heritage language (mother tongue, home, immigrant or minority language), its transmission to the next generation, or a language attrition and shift towards a dominant (societal or majority) language. Language transmits culture and history; thus, the loss of one’s heritage language can lead to the loss of inherited knowledge. As such, a conscious decision must be made by parents to pass on language, especially as children enter adolescence and become more independent, including in their language choices. Various factors influence the transmission of heritage language and culture, including: motivation (integrative and intrinsic motivation); its symbolic role; linguistic ideologies and language identity; socioeconomic status; social networks; religion; tendency towards social segregation or inclusion; language solidarity; the speaker’s environment and the value of multilingualism in specific domains (family, school, community and individual); and the use of heritage language in public space and its usefulness and cultural value.


CFP Invisible Peace Work: Narratives of Hope and Despair

“PublicationCall for book chapter abstracts: Invisible Peace Work: Narratives of Hope and Despair. Deadline: 27 March 2023.

Emi Kanemoto, Eddah Mutua, & Sasha Allgayer seek chapter proposals for an edited book (in conversation with Peter Lang) that provides narratives about individual experiences around wars, conflicts, and violence in/from different regions of the world.  While the primary way people around the world learn of conflict is through media, the world rarely gets to know what happens when the cameras go off. It is the peace scholars, practitioners, and the locals at the sites who are there, seeing, and experiencing. Through this book, they seek to bring out the “invisible” experiences in peace work.

They are specifically looking for autobiographical storytelling to foreground nuanced personal experiences with peace-building scholarship and activism. Their hope is that the stories shared offer an opportunity for scholars and peace practitioners to highlight experiences that engage in purpose and provide directions about ways to sustain doing peace work in the long-term.

Contributors can include scholars and peace practitioners who have experienced war and reconciliation first-hand, as well as those who visit such post-conflict settings in efforts to contribute different ways of understanding peace scholarship and practice. At the same time, there are drawbacks to peacebuilding efforts which are just as important to highlight.

CFP Societies: Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies

Call for Special Issue Contributions: Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies, Societies. Deadline: 15 April 2023.

The journal Societies is organizing a Special Issue on Participatory Action Research (PAR) in migration studies which is being co-edited by Birte Nienaber, José Oliveira and Isabelle Albert (University of Luxembourg). The title of the special issue is “Doing and Critically Evaluating Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies.” Thus, its broad spectrum encompasses diverse uses of PAR within migration research. The special issue editors would particularly welcome articles from authors around the world who can bring a relevant contribution to this topic.

CFP Peacebuilding

Call for Submissions: Peacebuilding journal. Deadline: Rolling.


Peacebuilding is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research.

Peacebuilding accepts the following types of article: Original articles, Review Articles, and submissions under the “Beyond the Metropole” section. The goal of this section is to promote voices who speak from positions of marginalisation, including (but not limited to) perspectives emanating from the global south, engaging with decoloniality, or affected by censorship and other forms of silencing and underrepresentation. Contributors are not limited to academics, rather the journal actively encourages activists, practitioners and community representatives (such as elders, curators, innovators) to contribute to “Beyond the Metropole.”

Conceptual innovation and ideas that lead us to challenge our ideas of peace, power and justice are particularly encouraged. Acknowledging the discipline’s tendency to focus on accessible global spaces (“metropoles”), the section features innovative, unorthodox and marginalised ideas that are often overlooked in the discipline. Providing an opportunity to take account of the weaknesses of Peace and Conflict Studies, which has sometimes aligned with power, spoken primarily from European and North American perspectives, or “normalised” its core ideas, this section provides a series of encounters with a different set of ideas about peace in the broadest sense. It is particularly interested in insights about the workings of power in relation to peace, or the various challenges and expressions of resistance against it, from positions where such power is most acutely felt.

CFP Ethnicities: Special Issue Proposals

“Publication CFP by the journal Ethnicities for Special Issue Proposals on Ethnicity & Nationalism. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

“There is currently a burgeoning interest in both sociology and politics around questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues, such as identity politics and minority rights. Ethnicities is a cross-disciplinary journal that provides a critical dialogue between these debates in sociology and politics, and related disciplines.

Ethnicities invites prospective guest editors to submit proposals for a Special Issue. The journal publishes two Special Issues each year. The next available print publication slot is Issue 2 (April) 2025 (we publish Special Issues online first if they are ready ahead of schedule).”

CFP Prospects: Comparative Journal of Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment (Switzerland)

“PublicationCall for  papers: Prospects: Comparative Journal of Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment. Deadline: [N/A as this is a general call for submissions to a journal].

Prospects provides comparative and international perspectives on key current issues in curriculum, learning, and assessment. The principal features of the journal are the innovative and critical insights it offers into the equitable provision of quality and relevant education for all; and the cross-disciplinary perspectives it engages, drawing on a range of domains that include culture, development, economics, ethics, gender, inclusion, politics, sociology, sustainability, and education.

Prospects aims to influence a wide range of actors in the field of education and development, whether academics, policy-makers, curriculum-developers, assessors, teachers or students. Unlike other journals in the field, which deal only with theoretical or research-related aspects, Prospects also focuses on policy implementation and aims at improving the extent and effectiveness of communication between theorists and researchers, on one side, and policy makers and practitioners, on the other.

The journal thus welcomes innovative empirical research, case studies of policy and practice, conceptual analyses and policy evaluations, as well as critical analyses of published research and existing policy.

The journal is edited by the International Bureau of Education (IBE), in Geneva. A leading UNESCO Institute and a global center of excellence in curriculum and related matters, the IBE is recognized and valued for the specialist knowledge and expertise that it brings to Member States, promoting new shared global understanding of curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment.

CFP South Asian Perspectives on Securing Health and Well-Being (USA)

“PublicationCall for Book Chapter Manuscripts: The Handbook of Communication in (pre & post)Pandemics: South Asian Perspectives on Securing Health and Well-Being. Deadline: 15 February 2023.

“We are inviting authors to submit chapter manuscripts for a forthcoming handbook, tentatively titled The Handbook of Communication in (pre & post)Pandemics: South Asian Perspectives on Securing Health and Well-Being, under consideration by Routledge and edited by Gita Bamezai (Former Head, Communication Research, Indian Institute of Mass Communication), Pradeep Sopory (Wayne State University), and Uttaran Dutta (Arizona State University).

Research on health communication in South Asia tends to center around media health campaigns and media health discourse analysis. The proposed handbook seeks to shift the focus from the media as a site of health communication to other contexts such as communities, organizations, work groups, and family. It seeks to highlight everyday South Asian experiences of communicative exchanges about health and well-being in these contexts, which may be located in both the geographical South Asia as well as its Diasporas, through de-colonial, indigenous, and de-westernized perspectives.

The proposed edited handbook will examine communication related to physical and mental health and wellbeing during (and beyond) the Covid-19 pandemic in South Asia. The region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives) that share many geopolitical, socio-structural, and cultural characteristics. Its citizens face a range of noncommunicable and communicable disease burdens in the context of a dense population (1.9 billion people, 25% of global population) and an inadequate health infrastructure. The Covid-19 (& post) pandemic scenario has added to the health burdens and posed significant short- and long-term challenges to people’s physical and mental wellbeing. The handbook chapters will cover the full range of communication contexts from intrapersonal to societal/cultural, with a focus on communities, organizations, work groups, and family, to examine communicative contents, structures, and processes that both enhance and harm health and well-being in South Asian countries and its diasporas.”

CFP Translating Otherness

“PublicationCall for  papers: Special Issue of Languages: Translating Otherness: Challenges, Theories, and Practices. Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2023; deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023.

Guest editors: Dr. Paola Giorgis (Italy), Prof. Dr. Ivanka Mavrodieva (Bulgaria), Dr. Bilyana Todorova (Bulgaria), Dr. Andrea C. Valente (Canada).

“We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Languages, in partnership with the European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue, following its 6th ESTIDIA Conference at Alicante University (June 2022, Spain). As ESTIDIA members and In Other Words (IOW) Dictionary researchers, we welcome contributions that explore issues, concerns, and dilemmas in the translation of the Other from various scholarly perspectives. Translation studies are is informed mostly by linguistics, literature, and psychoanalysis. Similarly, studies on Otherness tend to be interdisciplinary, being enriched mostly by discussions from critical discourse analysis, rhetoric, anthropology, and philosophy. Thus, this Special Issue aims to collect original and innovative studies that articulate theories and practices from interdisciplinary approaches in order to understand how Otherness travels and is translated into other languages and contexts.

The Special Issue aims to showcase micro and macro analysis of translated material, from word/morphological to semantic-pragmatic levels in interlinguistic, intersemiotic, and or intercultural translations of Otherness. We will collect articles that present and discuss challenges, theories, and/or empirical research in translating Otherness”

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