FUN III: DIS(PLACE)MENT // CALL FOR PAPERS
Dear Students of Literature & Critical Theory & the World,
With the imminent promise of spring, there is (to quote Clarice Lispector) a “dangerous longing in the air.” We’d like to try & harness as much of this dangerous longing as possible, contain it in between the pages of our FUN journal so that these restless stirrings can be opened & accessed during all seasons. Between classes and work and readings and homework there are ideas & words moving with no set place to be: we ask you to locate these things that swim around you & synthesize them into some cohesive or non-cohesive form that can be printed on paper and consumed by others.
That is to say: we want your papers, your essays, your formed & unformed thoughts, your dangerous longings and facts of feelings. We want your musings and theories and critical theories and observations and analyses. This year’s annual literary studies journal will be themed DIS(PLACE)MENT, which includes: essays or papers having to do with displaced persons, displaced bodies, displaced thoughts, identities, feelings, or dissonance. Anything w/r/t the discord between the academy and the communities it studies, the application of one discipline to another, questioning the very idea of “interdisciplinary” or displacing “interdisciplinary,” what it means when the places we set aside for culture to thrive in are the very places where it dies, what it means to carry your land with you wherever you go, blasting the subject with the personal, studying the personal like philosophy, identity in a transnational world, an investigation of the state of hybridization, or anything and everything that comes to mind when the word DIS(PLACE)MENT flashes onto your screen like so.
If you have something that fits in with any or all of the above, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 February 2016. If you don’t have anything that fits with any or all of the above, still do send it to email@example.com by 21 February 2016. If you are experiencing any sort of dangerous feelings of longing, restlessness or excitement after reading this call for papers please do not contact your doctor but sit down and write to us instead. We await your words!
The Literature & Critical Theory Student Union
FUN THREE: Dis(place)ment – Call for Editors
We are searching for Associate Editors for the third edition of the Literature & Critical Theory Student Union’s academic journal, FUN.
To apply, please submit a one-page double spaced application to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application should include a critical comment on one of the written pieces in FUN 2. Please also tell us why we should want to work with you (get as creative as you like).
FUN 2 is available online here: https://literatureandcriticaltheory.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/fun-vol-2.pdf
Applications are due by midnight on Feb. 21.
If you are interested in designing our FUN (print layout, covers, etc.), send us a portfolio of print and visual work – up to five pieces – by Feb. 21, via email to email@example.com.