Oppositional Conversations Journal Call for Papers
Call for Papers Date:
OC Issue 3: Reality
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Oppositional Conversations is a peer reviewed, inter-disciplinary, online, quarterly journal that broadens understanding of social issues by putting scholars from varied ideological and disciplinary perspectives into conversation four times a year on a single topic. Each issue will pose a set of questions around a theme of particular current relevance.
The 3rd issue of Oppositional Conversations takes on the notion of “Reality” and the construction of what is “real” from a variety of intellectual, emotional, artistic, and disciplinary perspectives. We invite scholars from the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the humanities to submit work that engages how their discipline not only privileges certain notions of reality but also actively creates them. We invite critical reflections from scholars, artists, and activists on how politics, culture, and the academy rely on the production of “reality effects”. We will feature the creative work of artists, essayists, fiction writers, and dramatic performers whose work challenges us to reexamine the notion of reality itself. We are also interested in submissions from scholars in the natural sciences who are able to not reflect on how their disciplines (which frequently occupy a privileged space in discussions of ‘the real’) both rely upon and challenge notions of reality that may be unfamiliar to outsiders.
We envision this issue of OC a space where scholars, activists, and artists can engage in critical reflection and debate on the question of how their disciplines and intellectual traditions rely on privileging some notions of reality while actively suppressing others.
The deadline for submitting abstracts (500-1,000 words) is July 15, 2013. Submitted essays or interviews may be between 500 and 8,000 words. Essays may be accompanied by videos, photographs, or other artwork. We also welcome creative works such as photographs, videos, poems, drawings, or songs.
Abstracts should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sociology Department, Boston College
426 McGuinn Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 Email: email@example.com
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