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[Commlist] cfp: Special issue on Cultural Trauma and Mediated Catastrophe

Mon Jan 14 09:28:18 GMT 2019

  Special Issue "Cultural Trauma and Mediated Catastrophe"

A special issue of /Genealogy/ <> (ISSN 2313-5778).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: *1 August 2019*

/Guest Editor /

Dr. Allen Meek

School of English and Media Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand
(A.Meek /at/ <mailto:(A.Meek /at/>

Special Issue Information

In contemporary societies, incidents of natural disaster, political violence, war, genocide, and other forms of social suffering and upheaval have become the subject of cultural trauma narratives that interpret and commemorate such events for public memory. These cultural trauma narratives are communicated by various media that make possible collective witnessing of, and identification with, the effects of catastrophe. This Special Issue will address a range of cultural traumas and consider the ways that they constitute various communities—ethnic, national, generational, gendered, etc.—via different media, including not only print and audio-visual media but also collective action such as protest and performance.

This Issue specifically invites articles that pursue genealogical approaches to cultural trauma; that is, those that question dominant narratives and consider voices, perspectives, memories, and histories that prompt us to rethink established versions of past events. Articles should consider the ways that empathy for, or identification with, collective trauma can sometimes distort, disguise, or displace the actual nature of events and their social, political, and psychological implications and consequences. Contributors to this Issue are also encouraged to engage with different critical and theoretical accounts of trauma, memory, and history, such as in work by Cathy Caruth, Marianne Hirsch, Dominick LaCapra, Jeffrey Alexander, and Rodger Luckhurst.

*Manuscript Submission Information*

Manuscripts should be submitted online at <> by registering <> and logging in to this website <>. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form <>. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors <> page. /Genealogy/ <> is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors <> page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) <> is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service <> prior to publication or during author revisions.

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