Call for Publications: Special Issue of _Clio_ on "Historicizing Disability"
_Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History,_ is accepting submissions of essays for a special issue, “Historicizing Disability” (deadline February 15, 2009). Recent work in disability studies has called scholars’ attention to the ways that literary and historical writing has used disability as a marker for spiritual, moral, and intellectual states, using imagery and description of disability to convey meaning by activating audiences’ cultural stereotypes of disabled bodies. Essays in this special issue will use a historiographic perspective to approach the issue of disability, that is, how culturally and historically specific understandings of disability inform particular works of literature, history, or philosophy of history.
_Clio,_ an international triennial journal, publishes scholarly essays on three interrelated topics:
• literature as informed by historical understandings
• historical writings considered as literature
• philosophy of history
_Clio_ does not so much publish in three disciplines as it seeks essays that are themselves interdisciplinary in their arguments. Our focus is historiography, in reference to any time period and literatures. We do not publish factual expositions of historical events or uncontextualized "readings" of literary texts.
Essays should present well-focused arguments of approximately 20-30 pages (5,000-7,500 words in a Courier 12 font). Conference papers or dissertation chapters must be revised to make fully developed, self-sufficient arguments. Manuscripts should use American spelling and should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (with discursive footnotes kept to a minimum). List name and affiliation on a separate cover sheet, but include only the essay's title on the manuscript itself to facilitate blind reading of submissions.
Electronic essay submissions are preferred. We also need complete contact information, including preferred E-mail address and street address. Please send your essay as an E-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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