CFP: Perspectives on War: The Front (InterCulture)
Call for Papers: InterCulture (e-journal) for Fall 2007
Perspectives on War: The Front
Deadline for Submission: November 16, 2007
InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to 5,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words)and creative work pertaining to the theme "Perspectives on War: The Front."
Current discourses concerning the “War on Terror” appear to describe a confrontation that transcends spatial boundaries. As embedded reporting brings war to the television screen and U.S. presidential candidates campaign on the streets of Baghdad, communication technologies expand what makes up “the front” of war. Unlike the fronts of WWI, the front could now be anywhere.
The ubiquity of war, and more generally the influence of global capitalism and the “free market” which informs how war today is waged, denies a geography that exists, albeit articulated differently in relation to the nation-state. The front isn’t everywhere, and what constitutes the front remains culturally contingent. Given this context, what exactly is the front? How is the concept of the front articulated in history, geography, literature, or film? Is a re-articulation of the front even necessary? In order to develop a working vocabulary that attempts to come to terms with the changing geography of war, InterCulture seeks papers and creative work that engages with the spatiality of war, specifically the concept of the front. InterCulture is also interested in publish reviews on relevant literature, art, or media.
Possible subjects include, but are not limited to:
---defining the front; the front as metaphor
---documenting the front
---the geography of the War on Terror; war zones vs. the front
---understanding the front through theories like biopolitics or globalization
---identity (gender, race, class, sexuality) or the nation-state and the Front
---the home-front; commercialism and the discourse of war
---historical fronts; the fronts of global conflicts (think anything from WWII to Darfur)
---violence and issues concerning human rights
---the front in popular culture (film, television, video games, etc)
---the front in literature (open to texts ranging from The Iliad to The Things They Carried)
---music from the front
---sports and the discourse of war
---culture wars and their ideological battlefields
All citations must use the MLA format. Please include a 300 – 500 word abstract with your submission. For information regarding the submission of creative work or other inquiries, see the “Submission Guidelines” on InterCulture’s website.
Please send submissions via email to:
Katheryn Wright, Managing Editor
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