Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights.
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni
This special issue of JLCDS will investigate issues of disability rights within the human rights agenda from the points of view and methodologies of cultural studies. “Human Rights” has been one of the most influential concepts of the past three centuries and it is still an essential constituent of modern conceptions of State and society. With the 1948 UN Declaration, human rights has become an even more pervasive concept, shaping everyday interactions at all levels, changing the language and rhetoric of politics, permeating literary works, movies, arts and media.
Prospective authors are asked to send a 500 words proposal and a 300 words curriculum vitae to the guest editors. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit a full paper. Papers submitted should not exceed 7,000 words, including an abstract of no more than 200 words, footnotes, and a list of works cited. The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript, nor in the file name. If the content refers to the author, it should do so covertly. The journal uses the MLA style for referencing. Further information concerning style guidelines at http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/images/stories/documents/JLCDS%20Guidelines.pdf
Proposal submissions should be sent by email to both guest editors.
Emails should use the subject “Proposal special issue Disability and Human Rights – JLCDS”.
August 1, 2015: submission of a 500 words proposal and a one-page curriculum vitae to guest editors.
September 1, 2015: prospective authors notified of proposal status.
March 1, 2016: final versions of selected papers due to editors.
July 1, 2016: Decisions and revisions on submissions sent to authors.
September 15, 2016: Final, revised papers due.
Questions may be directed to guest editors: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org