QUEEN invites submissions to its next issue: Helen of Troy and the
Deployment of Beauty. Deadline for proposals will be 31 March 2002;
deadline for finished submissions will be 30 April 2002.
The editors invite submissions of essays in art history, literature,
classical studies, cultural studies, women's studies, or history that
treat the figure of Helen of Troy within her symbolic complex. As a
rhetorical device deployed in literary and visual representations of
Helen, her beauty has served to justify, naturalize, and politicize her
role as an object of exchange. We hope that this issue, through the
nexus of Helen, will articulate and serve as a springboard for the
history of beauty: the goal of the volume is to provide a wealth of
critical work from a variety of disciplines focusing on the figure of
Helen to articulate the cultural use of women's beauty. While not all
essays have to work from that starting point, material accepted for the
issue will re-vision the ideas about, rhetorical practices around, and
cultural performances of the images of Helen.
The issue is not limited to any one time period.
The editors are in the stages of proposing the issue as a collection of
essays for paper publication.
Queen is dedicated to the intersection of discourses in the humanities,
arts, and religion. We encourage submissions that draw from varieties of
critical approaches, e.g., rhetorical criticism, visual culture methods
and theories, literary criticism, intersectional analyses of gender and
sexuality, queer theory, classical studies, cultural studies. All
submissions should acknowledge a multidisciplinary and critical
Because Queen is an online journal, we are especially interested in
proposals that will take advantage of multimedia and hypertext formats.
We accept standard academically formatted essays, but we also encourage
all other communication modes and genres.
Submissions should be sent to Queen@ars-rhetorica.net. Submissions
(electronic only) should include:
a brief abstract of the proposed submission;
relevant professional/personal information;
means by which to contact you;
if possible, include the full work, and send it in RTF format
photographs should be sent as JPEGs, or, preferably, as links to a
photographic submissions should also include a brief abstract of the
artwork, essay, video, etc.
If accepted, you will be asked to submit a photo of yourself and a brief
blurb about yourself. See our website and journal for examples.
Queen seeks to rejuvenate rhetoric studies, gender studies,
culture-historical studies, and religious studies by experimenting with
cross-inter-sections of these disciplines. Queen seeks to explore the
ways in which power shapes people and people shape power. Direct all
inquiries, proposals, and completed work to Queen@ars-rhetorica.net
- Erika Olbricht
- David Hester
Founding Editors, Queen
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