19.058 cfp for CLCWeb: "Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror"

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 06:43:29 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 58.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 06:40:33 +0100
         From: <steven.totosy_at_medienkomm.uni-halle.de>
         Subject: CFP: "Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror"

Call for papers: "Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror": This thematic
issue of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/ (ISSN 1481-4374), guest edited by
Sophia A. McClennen (Pennstate) and Henry James Morello (Pennstate) aims at
exploring the complexity and difficulty inherent in efforts to represent
humanity during moments of social terror.

The editors seek papers that analyze how the politics of panic and terror
associated with war, authoritarianism, fascism, empire, and globalization
require the construction of an inhuman other. To what extent do torture,
genocide, and other forms of violence depend on an impoverished notion of
humanity? How do these forms of violent othering relate to social practices
of racial profiling, patriarchy, compulsory heterosexuality, criminalizing
of communities, classism, xenophobia, and other ideological structures
dependent on divisive notions of social identity? And what role has
cultural production played in challenging these notions? How have cultural
products attempted to mediate the trauma of terror, record alternative
versions of official history, and suggest alternative, egalitarian
worldviews? What role does culture play in the struggle for Human Rights?
And how can the scholarly methods of Comparative Cultural Studies enable
interdisciplinary investigations into the relationship between politics,
aesthetics, psychology, and historical crisis?

The editors invite papers that take a global view of the ways that these
issues have shaped the cultural landscape of the twentieth century. The
volume will include the viewpoints of scholars, activists, and artists. All
articles accepted for the journal will also appear in a hard-copy volume of
the Purdue University Press series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies
http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/ccs-purdue.html .

Manuscript specifics: Articles should not exceed 6000 words and they should
use no end notes or footnotes. Citations follow the MLA guide for
parenthetical citations and include a list of works cited. For more on
CLCWeb's style guide see: http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/proced2.html .

About CLCWeb: Published by Purdue University Press and indexed in the MLA
International Bibliography, etc., CLCWeb is the only open-access,
full-text, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the comparative study of
culture and literature published online. CLCWeb publishes scholarship in
the widest definition of the discipline of comparative literature and
culture and it combines comparative literature with cultural studies (see
the journal's Aims and Objectives at
http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/aims.html and Procedures of Submission
at http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/proced2.html ). The deadline of
complete manuscripts (in an attachment via e-mail only) is 15 March 2006 to
Henry James Morello at morello_at_psu.edu

Announcement: 7.2 (June 2005) of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
(ISSN 1481-4374) is online now: http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu . For
the table of contents of the issue link to
http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb05-2/contents05-2.html . This is
a thematic issue entitled "American Cultural Studies" and guest edited by
Joanne Morreale and P. David Marshall, with papers on Harry Potter and
Child Audience by Kara Lynn Andersen, on Chinese gay cinema by Lan Dong, on
dust and the avant garde by Jake Kennedy, on reality TV by Joanne Morreale,
on the hegemony of American and British music by Rebecca Romanow, on
electronic participation in policy making by Rebecca J. Romsdahl, and on
nation and heritage in Britain by Ryan S. Trimm. The issue also contains a
selected bibliography of scholarship in (comparative) cultural studies and
popular culture, compiled by Steven Totosy and Yilin Liao.

Announcement: Three new volumes published in the Purdue University Press
series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies
http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/ccs-purdue.html &
http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/series/compstudies.asp :

1) Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing. Ed. Steven
Totosy de Zepetnek. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2005. ISBN
1-55753-378-4 (pbk), 147 pages, $ 34.95. The papers in this volume of the
Purdue University Press series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies
represent recent scholarship about Booker Prize Winner Michael Ondaatje's
oeuvre by scholars working on English-Canadian literature and culture in
Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA.

2) Fojas, Camilla. Cosmopolitanism in the Americas. West Lafayette: Purdue
University Press, 2005. ISBN 1-55753-382-2 (pbk), 150 pages, $ 34.95.
Fojas's book is a study about the aporia between cosmopolitanism as a sign
of justice and cosmopolitanism as the consumption and display of
international luxury items and cultural production in the Americas and an
analysis of works by Guatemalan Enrique Gomez Carrillo, the travel writings
from the Chicago World's Fair of Cuban Aurelia Castillo de Gonzalez, the
Venezuelan journal Cosmopolis, and Rodo's infamous Ariel.

3) Imre Kertesz and Holocaust Literature. Ed. Louise O. Vasvari and Steven
Totosy de Zepetnek. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2005. ISBN
1-55753-396-2 (pbk), 300 pages, $34.95. Written by scholars in Canada,
Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, and the USA, the book is
the first English-language volume of scholarship about the work of the
Nobel Laureate.

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