"Membranous Topographies" (Special Issue of journal Discourse; deadline 9/15/07)
Call for Papers Deadline:
Special issue of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture
Wayne State University Press
An upcoming issue of Discourse will examine the ways in which m embranes both expand and delimit the operation of frontiers, borders, and margins by engaging the interplay between permeability and impermeability. These literal and figurative membranes also suggest the return of the corporeal or the animal, thereby inviting reflection on questions of visuality, disease, third spaces, and sexuality, among others. For example, what happens to the viability of the membrane when it is radically crossed, probed, inhabited, or violated? Discourse seeks articles that address the membrane's movement of crossing over or translating through the realms of literary, filmic, and other modes of cultural production, in addition to law, politics, history, philosophy, queer and gender studies, psychoanalysis, interdisciplinary studies, physics, M-theory, etc. Articles must be formatted in MLA style. The deadline for receipt of articles is September 15, 2007.
Please email all materials and queries to Discourse Guest Editors, Jess Boersma and Scott Weintraub (email@example.com).
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