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  • Call For Papers: Interstitial Style
    by Elizabeth | November 4th, 2008 |

    By way of Geoffrey Long at MIT come two very interstitial calls for contributions. First, from H-Net:


    Special issue edited by

    Tatjana Barazon, Docteur en Philosophie de Paris IV-Sorbonne


    This is an invitation to meditate on thresholds, the space where we enter a house and where we leave it, it is where we don’t dwell. The threshold designates the passing from one state to another, from the inside to the outside, or the point where things start to become different. A threshold is a step to overcome, a passage in itself, a moment of opening significant in anthropology of rituals, a hyphen that separates and unites at the same time. Nevertheless, in philosophy, the threshold also expresses the human condition itself, a state that we never leave, a state we should not even try to overcome because it concentrates our whole being. The threshold would then be a “zone” as Walter Benjamin calls it, a space where man evolves, always “in between”. On the threshold of the other, as in Martin Buber’s thought, or always on the verge of becoming as Henri Bergson describes “the creation of the self by the self”, the state of the human condition is on the threshold of being. The Hegelian becoming also is a threshold, the overcoming of the self in a dynamic momentum.

    In order to introduce the threshold as a technical term in philosophical vocabulary, we suggest the theme of “soglitude”, taking its etymology from the Italian word soglia for threshold and the consonance of the solitary state of the human condition, a loneliness however that always leads to another world, another being, or matter, or even colour.


    More than a call for papers, this is a call for meditations. From all corners – philosophy, social sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, medicine, poetry, literature or other – we invite you to give your liminary (or “soglitary”) point of view.

    Abstracts due by December 15. You’ll find more details in the link.

    Next call is for an upcoming issue of Reconstruction: Studies In Contemporary Culture:

    Genre became differentiated from within itself, no longer identical but constituted at the interface of various media and readers. It was assembled from other genres, a combination of overlapping, discontinuous tropes that played ironically with its own established forms. Postmodernism had broken with both the neo-classicism of the New Criticism and with a historically minded structuralism to produce a new critical view of genre, one that fostered the emergence of hybrid and self-conscious fictions between media. Its readers were no longer seen as isolated but, in their engagement with multiple practices of interpretation, were recognized in distinct communities. Studies like Janice Radway’s Reading the Romance: Women, Romance and Popular Fiction (1991) and Henry Jenkins’ Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture (1992) explored new ways of looking at popular texts within their contexts.

    It is with a view to addressing these changes that this issue of Reconstruction will investigate the function of genre in theory and fictions alike. Papers are sought that address the fragmented state of genre theory, spread as it is across studies of new and old media, fan and reading communities, narrative and visual theory. We are interested in the function of genre in different medias, such as comics and games. Why has genre persisted in this age of multi-modal expressions? What makes it tick, travel across media, to return and coalesce in new and old forms of narrative, visuality and intertextuality?

    Deadline is December 20, 2008. More details can be found here.
    In other news, “soglitude” very well may be our new favorite word here at the IAF. :)

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    2 Responses to “Call For Papers: Interstitial Style”

    1. Geoffrey Says:

      Thanks for posting these, Elizabeth! I’m anxious to see if any other IAF’ers join me in submitting. :)

    2. Tanja Barazon Says:


      Thank you for enjoying my word creation “soglitudes”! I noticed that you did not submit any thing yet for my special issues about thresholds! The deadline for articles or work of art or any other contribution you might like to send in is March 30th 2009! Please do!

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