CFP: The Aesthetics of Dislocation – May 15
Call for Papers: The Global South 7.2 (Spring 2014) Theme: “The Aesthetics of Dislocation” Guest Editor: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra For this issue, the editors invite papers that explore the relationship between aesthetics and place: how does the relationship to place condition aesthetic practice, and how does a change of place alter that practice? We are particularly interested in the figurative, literal, and affective cartographies that emerge from large-scale political change and the loss of “place.” Contributions should explore the semantic, epistemological, aesthetic, and political possibilities opened up by change of place, particularly in the context of new cultural and spatial frameworks. Papers may focus on, for example, aesthetic production by exiles from authoritarian regimes or failed states. “Exile” and “displacement” may be: literal or figurative; internal or external to a given nation; political or economic; coerced or elective. Alternately, contributions may explore works by members of migrant communities in the global North as well as South. Further possible topics include: • The role of old frameworks in shaping new (figurative and literal) geographies • Exile, geographic dislocation, and the emergence of new kinds of cosmopolitan (or transnational) subjects • The role of self-imposed displacement in opening up new aesthetic or discursive frontiers • The representation of exile as a question of nostalgia and/or epistemic perplexity • Exile or displacement as alternate mechanisms for the creation of world literature • Translation (or translation theory), dubbing, and other forms of trans-linguistic interpretation The Global South is an interdisciplinary journal published by Indiana University Press. It concentrates on the literatures and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have suffered the brunt of the greatest challenges facing the world under globalization. Areas of interest include Africa, Central and Latin America, much of Asia, and those “Souths” within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South, the Caribbean, and Mediterranean Europe. This issue of The Global South is scheduled for publication at the end of 2013. Please submit abstracts (500 words) along with a short bio by May 15, 2013. Articles will be due no later than August 1, 2013. Contributions should be 7,000 – 10,000 words long. Please send submissions and questions to Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra at email@example.com.