Call for Book Proposals: Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas (Peter Lang). Series Editors: Irene Maria F. Blayer and Dulce Maria Scott.
The Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas book series published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers was launched in 2016. The series opens a discursive space in diaspora scholarship in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The volumes published in this series comprise studies that explore and contribute to an understanding of diasporas from a broad spectrum of cultural, literary, linguistic, anthropological, historical, political, and socioeconomic perspectives, as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. Proposals now being accepted for original monographs and edited collections. If you have a relevant manuscript or book prospectus that you would like considered for the series, please direct inquiries to the editors. All proposals and manuscripts are peer reviewed.
Contact Dr. Dulce M. Scott, Anderson University, Indiana, USA OR Dr. Irene M. F. Blayer, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
Call for proposals by Comparative Migration Studies for special issues related to Comparative research and theory-development in migration studies. Deadline: 15 March, 2019.
Editors of the journalComparative Migration Studies are looking for articles that push present understandings of migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical, directions. A special issue should include at least 4 original articles, plus an introduction. Proposals should provide an outline of the special issue, provisional titles and author names of contributors (who should have confirmed their participation), and at least 1 complete paper. All articles for CMS should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and observe a word-limit of 9,000 words.
Call for proposals: Media at the Intersection, to be edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell. Deadline: May 1, 2019.
Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell are seeking book chapters for an edited collection that will examine intersectionality in the media. Intersectionality, or intersectionality perspectives, “share as a common thread the recognition of multiple interlocking identities that are defined in terms of relative sociocultural power and privilege and shape people’s individual and collective identities and experiences” (Shields, 2008). They are interested in global perspectives that demonstrate how specific communities who have intersecting identities have been represented in the media. This might include identities that cross gender and sexuality, ethnicity and religion, race and class, etc. The goal will be to examine how interlocking identities have affected media depictions. Please send inquiries to Theresa Carilli.
Theresa Carilli, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, and Jane Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of English, are both at Purdue University Northwest. They are the co-editors of Women and the Media: Diverse Perspectives; Challenging Images of Women and the Media; Queer Media Images; and Locating Queerness in the Media. Currently, they are also editing a book series entitled Media, Culture and the Arts.
Call for submissions to Language, for papers on indigenous languages, for 2019.
The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In recognition of this, Language is encouraging submissions dealing with research on any aspect of Indigenous languages. This call is very broad – articles in any area of linguistics will be considered – phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, language policy, historical linguistics, methodologies, revitalization, and so on. Papers will go through the normal review procedure.
New journal call for submissions: Language, Culture and Society, to be edited by Li Wei (University College London), and published by John Benjamins.
Language, Culture and Society is an international peer-reviewed journal open to high quality contributions addressing complex intersections of language, culture and society through the lens of any of the analytical paradigms stemming from the sociolinguistic and anthropological study of language, discourse and communication; it particularly welcomes empirical and theoretical articles challenging our assumptions of how language and culture get entrenched with regimes of power and larger dynamics of inequality, difference and change.
Continuing with the focus of the first issue to be published in the spring of 2019, future contributors are encouraged to break new ground by engaging in radical conversations about the social, cultural, racial, economic and historical conditions of language and communication as well as about solidarity, hope and change. This journal also aims to help promote and expand more inclusive and emancipatory possibilities of knowledge publishing and welcomes alternative formats of academic writing.
Call for chapter proposals: First Generation American Media, to be edited by Omotayo Banjo. Deadline: February 8, 2019.
Through film, television, books and music, immigrants and their children have told personal, collective, and universal stories. Not only do their narratives give voice to non-dominant groups, but mediated narratives of the immigrant experience also offer insight into both the ideal and reality of living in the United States. In addition, these narratives highlight the acculturative experiences shared among minorities regardless of racial background.
The purpose of this anthology is to gather essays which 1) engage questions of representation of immigrants and their children, 2) offer analysis of first and second generation American produced texts and their audiences, and 3) share reflective essays from minoritized first-generation Americans about their assimilation experience, and if possible their connection to any first-gen narratives. While there are different definitions for first-generation, for this anthology, first-generation is being defined as children of parents who immigrated to America as adults or who immigrated to America themsleves as children.
Submissions may include textual or audience analysis, autoethnographies, personal essays, survey or experimental methods. Creative and non-academic submissions are also welcome. Texts of interest include film (mainstream and independent), television, original series, books, online magazines, and music which speak to the first-generation experience. Essays written by those who are first or second generation are encouraged.
Call for Book Chapters: TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World, Edited by Osman Barnawi & Sardar Anwaruddin. Chapter Proposal Deadline: December 31, 2018.
The editors invite you to critically examine transnational practices in contemporary TESOL teacher education. They are particularly interested in explorations of how the learning of teaching, the content, and the discourses of language teacher education are taking place in today’s transnational world. What sorts of curricular and pedagogical innovation are needed for TESOL teacher education in transnational spaces? In what ways the issues of LTE pedagogies, identities, and different forms of capital (i.e., cultural, linguistic, social, symbolic or economic) are negotiated in such spaces?
Call for Abstracts: Special issue of Journal of International and Intercultural Communication: The subcontinent speaks: Intercultural communication perspectives from/on South Asia. Deadline: January 31, 2019.
Guest Editors: Shaunak Sastry (University of Cincinnati) and Srividya Ramasubramaniam (Texas A&M University).
“We are calling for 200-500-word abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. This special issue is dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge intercultural communication research from/on South Asia, a geopolitical entity that corresponds to the nation-states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The internationalization of the discipline of Communication continues to engender critical questions around the locus of knowledge production and theorizing in its various sub-fields. Rather than conceive of South Asia as a unitary or monolithic cultural space, we hope to showcase, through this special issue, the multiple, contested and conflicting understandings around culture, identity and power that inhabit the South Asian context.
Call for Submissions: Transnational Autoethnographies: Empowering Voices of the Others. Deadline for abstracts: December 20, 2018.
Drs. Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and Satoshi Toyosaki (Southern Illinois University) are building a book project with the working title Transnational Autoethnographies: Empowering Voices of the Others. We value autoethnography as a collection of various inquiry processes that help us interrogate lived experiences, voices, and stories of underrepresented, oppressed, marginalized, intersectional, and transnational identities. Doing autoethnographic work from such cultural positionalities is laborious. Willing to meet such labor, we, along with chapter contributors in this anthology, explore autoethnography’s postcolonial, decolonizing, and transnational potentialities for empowering voices from the margins. This book marks and builds space for (post)colonial, diasporic, and/or transnational scholars to narrate their own lived experiences to/for/against/within today’s global hegemonic economy of knowledge and to discuss culturally diverse and creative techniques of narrating, analyzing, and interpreting their personal/cultural lived experiences. The chapter contributors would help autoethnography diversify voices; narrative techniques (i.e., aesthetics, storying, etc.); and analytic, interpretive, and critical lenses.
With this scope in mind, editors call for chapter abstracts (250-500 words) to be included in the book proposal to be submitted to an interested publisher.
The topics and approaches may include but are not limited to:
transnational autoethnographies; postcolonial autoethnographies; decolonizing autoethnography as a methodology; simultaneous navigation of privilege and marginalization while doing autoethnographies; multilingual approaches to autoethnographies; culturally diverse techniques of narrating, analyzing, and interpreting culturally diverse aesthetic and/or evocative writing; non-western narrative techniques;
academic belonging; location and dislocation; identity and home;
border-crossing as an analytical lens; writing about immigrant experiences; English hegemony; transnational autoethnography and its pedagogical potentialities; and transnational autoethnography as performance.
Please send your abstract (250-500 words/Word Document) and a short bio to Drs. Atay and Toyosaki. DEADLINES: chapter abstracts are due by December 20, 2018. By January 30, 2019, you will learn if your chapter abstract will be included in the book proposal.
Call for Submissions: Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis invites submissions. Deadline: December 15, 2018.
Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP) is a new peer-reviewed, biannual, scholarly journal, both in print and on-line versions, bringing together peace practitioners with academics to explore radical responses to social conflict, war and injustice. The first issue will be published in January 2019. Submissions are invited for the second issue, on the human cost of social conflict.