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[ecrea] CFP: Special issue of Urban Island Studies Journal on Peripheral Discourses of Modernity

Fri Jul 03 18:17:13 GMT 2015

*Call for articles*
*/Urban Island Studies/ Journal*
*Special issue | **'**Peripheral Discourses of Modernity' **(2016)*
*Deadline for articles: **31 January 2016 *
*Guest Editors: *
** - Duarte Santo (CIERL-UMa);
     - Ana Salgueiro (CIERL-UMa, CECC-UCP)
Islands are paradoxical. Although perceived as peripheral relative to
mainlands and continents, islands are also centres of affective,
cultural, and identity reference for those who were born and/or live on
them. As spaces of transit and encounters, insular peripheries are
moreover sociocultural and political realities marked by transgression,
innovation, and (re)creativity.

It is important to give scholarly attention to the interrelated
peripheralities and centralities of island spaces, cultural phenomena,
and subjects. By expanding our focus beyond Western metropolitan
centres, we can contribute to a new cartography of modernity that
(re)views the cultural, epistemological, and (re)creative density of
insular peripheries, shedding light on the modernities and modernisms to
which they gave rise.

High European modernism is often regarded as having been enacted by
emigration from the provinces to the great European capitals (Eagleton,
1970; Silvestre, 2008), but what has occurred in reverse, with migration
from centres to peripheries? How have modernisms been experienced in
geopolitical and cultural spaces regarded as peripheral? How have
(European and colonial) insular societies and subjects responded to such
incoming modernisms? What role have peripheral geocultural spaces been
assigned in constructing the narratives of diverse modernisms and

*CIERL - Research Centre for Regional & Local Studies*, University of
Madeira and *Island Dynamics *are pleased to propose a special issue of
/*Urban Island Studies Journal*/ on the theme of *‘Peripheral Discourses
of Modernity’*.*/Urban Island Studies Journal/* is a peer-reviewed open
access journal situated at the intersection of island studies and urban
studies. The journal develops knowledge across disciplines, offering an
urban perspective within island research and an island perspective
within urban research.

This is an open call for papers, but submissions are particularly
welcome from presenters at the *Ist Insula International Colloquim
*(CIERL-UMa, Madeira Island, 19th - 21st, Novembre 2015).

  Papers are invited to consider the relationships between peripherality
and centrality, the rural and the urban, isolation and exchange in
island communities, as well as between islands and mainlands, worldwide.

*Papers must be submitted by 31 January 2016 at the latest* to guest
editors: (peripheral.modernity.uisj /at/
<mailto:(peripheral.modernity.uisj /at/>

To learn more about */Urban Island //Studies Journal/*, contact the
journal’s* Lead Editor, Adam Grydehøj*((agrydehoj /at/
<mailto:(agrydehoj /at/>).

Manuscripts should be *between 4000 and 8000 words* in length and must
follow *the author guidelines for /Urban Island Studies/*.

All papers must be in English and are subject to peer review.

Urban Island Studies:

1st Insula International Colloquim:

Ana Salgueiro
PhD Student  (Culture Studies) - Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)
CECC-UCP  Researcher
CIERL-UMa Researcher

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