Call for Papers. Researching Love: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Love Studies (Edited volume)
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Foundations of Interdisciplinary Love Studies in Higher Education
An edited volume by Stephanie Y. Evans, PhD
CALL FOR PAPERS: Book Chapter
DUE: March 1, 2014
Submissions are being accepted for an edited volume on interdisciplinary love studies. The deadline for full book chapters for Researching Love: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Love Studies in Higher Education is March 1, 2014. For complete CFP, visit http://professorevans.net/Love_Studies.html.
In Researching Love: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Love Studies in Higher Education Stephanie Evans proposes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and international research agenda on the topic of love. Much like critical race studies, women’s/gender studies, and peace studies, “love studies” emerges from a desire to more closely analyze human rights and civil rights, environmental sustainability, ecological phenomena, scientific knowledge, and spiritual understanding while embracing a praxis model. In this edited volume, Evans presents an argument for the formal creation and development of interdisciplinary love studies. Building on prior research in a way that codifies intellectual trends and offers direction for future work, Evans defines love studies as a critical convergence of scholarly research about expression and relationships of love on four levels: self love, intimate love, social love, universal love.
Researching the topic of love from antiquity to the present is a monumental project that can only be conducted in any depth through collaborative work. Grounded in a need to analyze all four levels of relationship and social location (micro, meso, macro, and global/universal), and recognizing the breadth of relevant issues, Evans asserts interdisciplinarity is the most viable tool to engage all angles of the topic. This research agenda has deep implications for race, gender, cultural, and communication studies but also for professional fields of health, law, social work, business, and education. Variant types of research will be welcome in the collection including theoretical, empirical, and applied; both qualitative and quantitative studies will be accepted.
Submit complete book chapters to Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2014
* Format document in Word, 12” font, double space, and length should be no more than 5,000 words including notes. Citation: Chicago style.
* Prepare manuscript for blind review (no identifying references in the text). Submit separate cover page with contact information.
* Label work for consideration in one of five sections: Theories and Methodologies of Interdisciplinary Love Studies; Self Love; Intimate Love; Social Love; or Universal Love.
* Previously published or simultaneous submissions will not be accepted; however, existing research reworked for this specific collection will be welcome. A list of suggested foundational reference texts can be found on the CFP website.
Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans
Chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies & History (AWH)
Clark Atlanta University
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