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”

CFP Theory and Application of Health Acculturation

“PublicationCall for book chapter proposals: Theory and Application of Health Acculturation: A Communication Perspective.  Deadline: none given; request posted 25 October 2022.

To be co-edited by Yuxia Qian (Kutztown University) and Rukhsana Ahmed (University at Albany, SUNY).

The increase of migration flows across the globe has prompted unmet health needs of the migrant population as they navigate different health systems, beliefs, and practices. Although existing literature has examined the relationship between acculturation and health outcomes, health acculturation as an emerging concept has not been fully developed from a communication perspective. Health acculturation entails a dual process by which both migrants and healthcare professionals change their health beliefs and practices through contact with the other’s cultures. This edited book aims to unpack the complexity surrounding the health acculturation process through different theoretical frameworks, as well as cross-cultural applications of the concept in a range of communication contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, mass, digital and social media.

Howard J of Communications: Special Issue Proposals Solicited

“PublicationCall for proposals of future special issues of Howard Journal of Communications. Deadline: none given; request posted 29 August 2022.

The Howard Journal of Communications calls for submission of proposals for special issues. The journal plans to publish special issues annually. Each issue shall include manuscripts that are selected through a competitive process and undergo review via the journal’s database of reviewers. Senior scholars, who have published multiple pieces in refereed journals, are invited to submit proposals for special issue(s). Key requirements for submitting a proposal include the following:

– Must be a published senior scholar in the journal’s interest.
– Must be involved in securing contributors to a special issue that you propose.
– The proposal must provide a compelling argument for the importance of the communication issue to the journal’s audience at this time.
– Provide a draft call for papers in your designated special issue area.
– An outline timetable for delivering the special issue.
– Your proposal should identify possible contributors to the special issue.

Submit your proposal to Chukwuka Onwumechili.

CFP Howard J of Communications: Intersectionality

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Howard Journal of CommunicationsInvestigating Intersectionality in Communication. Deadline: 30 September 2022.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a few decades ago, conceptualized the term intersectionality to vividly argue the impact of a person’s multiple and interacting social identities on how they are treated by others. For communication scholars, it exposed the insufficiency and inadequacy of work that focus on studying single variables and it alerted us to the need to incorporate the effects of multiple embedded variables during communication. For instance, the fact that one is a woman, African American, and lesbian and/or living with a disability may interactively impact her status within society and the effects of how others communicate with her. This complexity identifies the realism of life. Although, Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 and it was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2015. Although the concept is increasingly discussed in academic literature, it is not yet fully explored and understood.

Therefore, the Howard Journal of Communications calls on scholars to submit manuscript for a special issue intended to deeply explore intersectionality within the field of communication as it pertains to African American social conditions. This call provides a wide range of choices for exploring communication and social conditions with the central theme of intersectionality. Submissions should be, preferably, research-based, and no more than 10,000 characters (including references) long. Suggested themes are listed as follows.

– Reconceptualizing identity in intersectionality
– Intersectional rhetoric
– Intersectionality: Theory or praxis?
– Research methods for exploring intersectionality
– Intersectionality critique
– Re-examining historical scholarship in communication and intersectionality
– Communication technologies and intersectional issues
– Other possible topics

CFP Religion in Social Media: Citizenship, Interreligious Dialogue & Hate Speech

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Religions: Religion in Social Media: Citizenship, Interreligious Dialogue, and Hate Speech.  Deadline: 28 February 2023.

Message from the Guest Editor, Dr. Amparo Huertas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain):

The focus of this Special Issue is how activity in social media promotes interreligious dialogue from an insight into the online behaviour of citizens, as individuals and as communities.

Nevertheless, we also know that social media does not seem a good space for negotiation. On one hand, religion (usually linked to minorities, migration, and conflict in intercultural context) is one of the topics that can result in polarisation. Additionally, on the other hand, in the area of political communications, the spread of populism (that usually includes religion) generates epistemic tensions. The path towards the digitalisation of social interaction does not necessarily have a beneficial consequence from the social point of view. In that sense, studies about hate speech related to religion are welcome.

Finally, we are interested in research from a gender perspective. Although many of the recent studies are focused on specific problems of Muslim women, the history of women and religion presents multiple issues for whose analysis the gender perspective is necessary (masculine authority or female leadership are two examples).

CFP Investigating Intersectionality in Communication

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Howard Journal of Communications: Investigating Intersectionality in Communication.  Deadline: 30  September 2022.

Special Issue Editor: Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a few decades ago, conceptualized the term intersectionality to vividly argue the impact of a person’s multiple and interacting social identities on how they are treated by others. For communication scholars, it exposed the insufficiency and inadequacy of work that focus on studying single variables and it alerted us to the need to incorporate the effects of multiple embedded variables during communication. For instance, the fact that one is a woman, African American, and lesbian and/or living with a disability may interactively impact her status within society and the effects of how others communicate with her. This complexity identifies the realism of life. Although, Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 and it was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2015. Although the concept is increasingly discussed in academic literature, it is not yet fully explored and understood.

Therefore, the Howard Journal of Communications calls on scholars to submit manuscript for a special issue intended to deeply explore intersectionality within the field of communication as it pertains to African American social conditions. This call provides a wide range of choices for exploring communication and social conditions with the central theme of intersectionality. Submissions should be, preferably, research-based, and no more than 10,000 characters (including references) long. Suggested themes are listed as follows.

  • Reconceptualizing identity in intersectionality
  • Intersectional rhetoric
  • Intersectionality: Theory or praxis?
  • Research methods for exploring intersectionality
  • Intersectionality critique
  • Re-examining historical scholarship in communication and intersectionality
  • Communication technologies and intersectional issues
  • Other possible topics

CFP Interdisciplinary Dialogues: Africa-Brazil

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Revista UNINTER de Comunicação: Diálogos interdisciplinares África – Brasil o lugar da Comunicação e das Humanidades [Interdisciplinary Dialogues Africa – Brazil: The place of communication and humanities].  Deadline: 25  August 2022.

O Brasil é um País “africanizado”, como bem definiu Lélia Gonzalez ao falar sobre a influência da África na língua portuguesa. E vai além, com a internalização da contribuição africana na cultura brasileira. Não é novidade constatar que os brasileiros, no entanto, sabem muito pouco sobre África, sobre os vários povos e países que compõe o continente. Conhecer melhor o continente africano é não só ampliar o olhar para muitas das origens do Brasil, mas é também aproximar-se da cultura da língua portuguesa que é idioma oficial de vários países, como Moçambique. O país já se tornou destino para muitos brasileiros, já que para além de uma boa relação entre os dois povos, existem muitos vínculos, dentre os quais, a Comunicação se destaca como dos mais fortes.

Desse modo, torna-se cada vez mais importante expandir o conhecimento sobre os países africanos, especialmente os de língua portuguesa. A Revista Uninter de Comunicação (RUC) quer contribuir ainda mais nesse sentido e por isso propõe o dossiê temático “Diálogos interdisciplinares Africa – Brasil: o lugar da Comunicação e das Humanidades”, organizado pelos pesquisadores Prof. Dr. Nelson Júlio Chacha, Reitor da Universidade Wutivi, Boane, Moçambique e o Prof. Dr. Toni André Scharlau Vieira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Paraná, Brasil. Esse dossiê é dirigido para os pesquisadores que trabalham com o continente e que pesquisam aspectos da Comunicação e das Ciências Humanas, especialmente nas nações de língua portuguesa.

[The journal Revista UNINTER de Comunicação has extended the deadline for submitting works to the thematic issue “Interdisciplinary Dialogues Africa – Brazil the place of communication and humanities.” Organized by researchers Dr. Nelson Júlio Chacha, Dean of Wutivi University, Boane, Mozambique and Dr. Toni André Scharlau Vieira, Federal University of Paraná, Paraná, Brazil, this call is directed to researchers who work with the continent and research aspects of Communication and human sciences, especially in the Portuguese speaking nations.]

NOTE: Since the call was issued in Portuguese, articles should presumably be submitted in Portuguese.

CFP Language, Identity and Conflict

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Societies: Language, Identity and Conflict: A Cultural Perspective from Above and from Below. Deadline: 15 March 2023.

Message from Guest Editor: Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Tallinn University, Estonia):

As William Wilmot and Joyce Hocker (2010:11) put it in their book Interpersonal Conflict, conflict is “an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from others in achieving their goals.” The main objective of this Special Issue is to scrutinize the concepts of conflict, language, and identity, factors of their relationship formation and transformation across different countries and communities in a diverse context. This Special Issue attempts to connect the analysis of top-down discourses with the analysis of bottom-up reactions to them. Contributions have to follow one of the three categories of papers (article, conceptual paper or review) of the journal and address the topic of this Special Issue. Papers might present the analysis and description of a situation at a macro-level (i.e., the analysis of public and political discourses, including discourses of national authorities, mass-media and expert communities) and/or at a micro-level (life stories of members of various linguistic and/or cultural groups, their linguistic biographies and cultural memory, and personal experiences). The goal of this Special Issue is to create a shared inclusive platform that would help to prevent tensions between the countries and communities caused by linguistic and cultural conflicts, and, thus, to foster social cohesion and sustainable development within societies.

CFP Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis #9

“Publication

Call for Papers for the 9th issue of Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis. Deadline: 15 August 2022. (Deadline later extended to 25 August 2022)

The next issue of the Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP) will focus on the broad theme of social identity.
They encourage co-authored works that stretch common assumptions about what constitutes the traditional academic disciplines, looking forward to broad participation from scholars, activists, and peacemaking professionals grappling with the immense complexities of social identity in conflict.

Those interested in submitting to the journal are encouraged to frame their contributions in ways that shed light on the challenges and complex dynamics of proactively engaging actors’ social identity in social conflict. They are especially interested in academic manuscripts, books reviews, and/or shorter creative expressions which address the following sub-topics and themes:

  • The interplay between multiple social identities in change movements (e.g., women’s/LGBTQIA rights, anti-racism, and/or religious-based movements for social justice);
  • Separating and teasing out elements of culture in expressions of social identity;
  • Exploring the clashing values of competing social identities;
  • Differentiating the impacts of victim identity narratives from more positive identity constructions.

CFP Multilingual, Multicultural, Migrant & Diasporic Radio, Audio and Podcasting

“Publication

Call for Papers for a special issue of Journal of Radio & Audio Media: Multilingual, Multicultural, Migrant & Diasporic Radio, Audio and Podcasting. Deadline: 1 August 2022.

Symposium editors: Anne MacLennan (York University) and Masudul Bissau (Loyola University).

Radio connects communities regionally, nationally, and transnationally. Multilingual, multicultural, migrant & diasporic radio, audio, and podcasting connect communities within larger communities crossing boundaries and barriers. This call for papers for a symposium in the May 2023 issue of the Journal of Radio & Audio Media.

Organizers invite submission of research on the roles of multicultural, multilingual, migrant, and diasporic radio stations audio and podcasting in a multicultural society. The scope of research can be geared towards the community radio stations that serve immigrant, refugee, ethnic minority, or diasporic communities. Research on how mainstream radio stations incorporating multi-lingual programming to reach a wide range of audiences as well as diasporic podcasting and audio can fall within the purview of this special edition.

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