Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies - Call for Papers
The Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies is currently accepting article and review submissions from graduate students that engage with the topic:
‘Asia-Pacific border and boundary crossings’
Borders and boundaries function as a means to distinguish difference. Such lines of separation, whether physical or metaphorical, may also constitute a barrier since demarcation works to exclude as well as to contain. Consequently, border and boundary crossings not only imply change and mobility, but the potential for the disruption of prevailing social, cultural, economic and political practices. The dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region is inherently unsettling to the reassurance of stable, clear-cut categories that borders seem to offer.
The Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that showcases the original work of graduate students. The aim of GJAPS is to foster an international graduate community and support network for interdisciplinary students of Asia and the Pacific, through the publication of thought-provoking articles, visual texts, reviews and commentary that engage critical issues, themes and debates about the region and its peoples.
GJAPS recognizes the dynamic nature of graduate research and its frequent position at the theoretical, methodological and critical cutting-edge of many disciplines. By showcasing the leading work of Asia-Pacific graduates, the journal will contribute to outlining the future directions and possibilities of humanities research in the region.
GJAPS will be published twice a year, with each volume organized around a central theme that provides a critical focus and reflects the journal’s interdisciplinary approach. GJAPS welcomes article and review submissions from a wide range of disciplines including, anthropology, art history, cultural studies, diasporic studies, film and media, gender studies, history, linguistics, literature, political studies, popular culture, psychology, queer theory and sociology. Geographically, the region is widely defined, and for the purposes of the journal encompasses East, South-East, and Northeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Islands and the American West Coast.
Along with scholarly articles, the journal features a review section which, in addition to coverage of scholarly current books and journals, will engage with popular culture forms such as film, websites and manga. These reviews seek to provide in-depth, informed appraisals, in being grounded by critical approaches and practices. GJAPS also encourages the submission of original art and graphic work. The electronic format predisposes interactivity and GJAPS welcomes contributions that use the medium’s potential in innovative ways. Similarly, the commentary section is designed as an interactive forum where readers are invited to comment on featured articles and reviews.
GJAPS is happy to discuss new ideas and proposals. For further information please contact the editor. To consult the journal's format and submission procedures, click on the Notes for Contributors link on the journal website.
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