Rhetoric CFPs & TOCs

Rhetoric CFPs & TOCs
Photo: Kristoffer Trolle (creative commons)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Critical Studies in Media Communication, Volume 34, Issue 4, October 2017

Critical Studies in Media Communication, Volume 34, Issue 4, October 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Against the tyranny of musical form: glitch music, affect, and the sound of digital malfunction
Scott Haden Church
Pages: 315-328 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1333624

Facting fiction: Revolution, the United Nations, and cultural politics of electricity
Brian Cozen
Pages: 329-343 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1325510

Driving toward disability rhetorics: narrative, crip theory, and eco-ability in Mad Max: Fury Road
Brandon Fletcher & Alvin J. Primack
Pages: 344-357 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1329540

Queer utopias and a (Feminist) Iranian vampire: a critical analysis of resistive monstrosity in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Shadee Abdi & Bernadette Marie Calafell
Pages: 358-370 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1302092

Premediating predisposition: informants, entrapment, and connectivity in counterterrorism
Piotr M. Szpunar
Pages: 371-385 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319966

Marketing the recreational sublime: Jumbo Wild and the rhetorics of humans in nature
Elizabeth A. Brunner & Veronica R. Dawson
Pages: 386-399 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1322706

What happened to those fans several years later?: empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in China (2007–2015)
Li Cui & Xinzhi Zhang
Pages: 400-414 | DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319070

Monday, August 14, 2017

Having, Doing, and Being

From: Possessions and the Extended Self
Author(s): Russell W. Belk
Source: Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Sep., 1988), pp. 139-168 

Objects in our possession literally can extend self, as when a tool or weapon allows us to do things of which we would otherwise be incapable. Possessions can also symbolically extend self, as when a uniform or trophy allows us to convince ourselves (and per- haps others) that we can be a different person than we would be without them. Tanay (1976) suggests that handguns represent a symbolic penis for their owners. However, Kates and Varzos (1987) challenge this in- terpretation and instead emphasize the real rather than symbolic power given by guns. This sense of en- hancement of personal power is what made the six- gun the "equalizer" in American Western lore. Ta- nay's symbolic interpretation focuses on the sense of being presumably provided by such a weapon, whereas this alternative interpretation maintains that it is what one can do with a gun that contributes to sense of self. Thus, having possessions can contribute to our capabilities for doing and being.

CFP: Special issue- "Women in Buddhism"

deadline for submissions:
March 1, 2018
full name / name of organization:
contact email:
Dear Colleagues,

The topic of women in Buddhism spans a large geographical and historical expanse, beginning some 2500 years ago during the lifetime of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Throughout the history of Buddhism, women—their status within the traditions, their contributions, and their myriad roles—have been a subject of attention and concern.  The present volume seeks to examine how women’s roles in Buddhism have changed over time, how the women’s ordination movement has developed in specific contexts, and how women have changed the landscape of Buddhism, both as practitioners (lay and monastic) and as scholars in the field.

(1) This issue will examine the changing landscape of women in Buddhism;

(2) It will consider existing literature on the topic and will contribute to new avenues of research and scholarship.

Given the digital nature of the journal, there is no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.

More information can be found in http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/WB

To submit your paper, please click on the following link: http://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=religions

If you have any questions, please do not hesiate to contact us.

Thank you,

Religions Office

gender studies and sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals and collections of essayspostcolonialreligion
Last updated August 14, 2017

disClosure, vol 27: Archives

deadline for submissions:
December 1, 2017
full name / name of organization:
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory
contact email:
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 27: Archives

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

The editorial collective of the open access journal, disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, calls for submissions that explore “Archives” for an issue to be published summer 2018. As early as the 1970s when French philosopher Michel Foucault published The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse of Language (1972), archives have undergone a conceptual shift from mere repositories of historical documents to representing processes of knowledge production and forms of social meaning. Two decades later, another French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, contemplated the power and authority of archives in his Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (1996). Today, archives continue to receive attention from scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. From the archival memory-work of Karen Till (2005; 2008) and Caitlin DeSilvey (2007), to recent scholarship on (post-)colonial archives and tribal knowledge (Christen 2012; Caswell 2014), the topic of archives has come to occupy a central space in the discourses of a vast array of disciplines and approaches. In addition to providing new insights, these works also serve to question widely held institutional beliefs and practices. In this vein, we seek submissions that look at a range of archives, including national, personal, and community archives to investigate the ways in which documents, images, objects, and places serve various purposes and occupy different types of cultural, intellectual, and physical spaces. Possible topics may include:

Archives in practice
Bodies in archives / bodies as archives
Participatory approaches to archives
Community archives
Archival methodology
Digital archives
Memory and archives
Rhetoric of the archive
Literary archives
Art and archive
Archives and (post-)colonialism
Race, culture, and archives
Silence and speaking / absence and presence
Queer and queering archives
Affect and archives
The future of archives

Additionally, submissions may explore memory institutions, broadly conceived, in order to touch on the constitution of libraries, museums, and universities, and their relation to social practice and theory. Finally, we welcome submissions that investigate archives and archival practices beyond the borders of the United States and outside of the global west.

About disClosure

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory is a graduate student-run, blind-refereed journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory (https://socialtheory.as.uky.edu/) at the University of Kentucky. We welcome submissions from graduate students and faculty as well as authors and artists concerned with social theory regardless of academic affiliation, such as community activists. Submissions may be from any discipline (i.e., archival studies, library sciences, humanities, social sciences), theoretical perspective, and genre (scholarly articles, essays, interviews, reviews, practitioner pieces, short fiction, poetry, and artwork). The 27th volume of disClosure will include interviews with Karen Till, Kimberly Christen, Jorge CaƱizares-Esguerra, and Michelle Caswell.

The full 25th volume (2016) of disClosure, Transnational Lives, may be accessed here (http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=discl...).

Submission Information

Scholarly Articles, Essays, Poetry, and Fiction

Please submit electronically, in Word format only, to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Submissions should be written in English, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12-point font, and be between 2,000 and 10,000 words in length.
Submissions should include a title page with author(s) contact information, submission title, abstract, word count, and author(s) biography. See example here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xZkfhx8SFnTepOWmh5MLSnnfEWdKNxHHFLWt...).
Photographs and graphs should be on a separate page(s) following the last page of the article and before the reference page.
Photographs and graphs should include figure number, description, and source.
Manuscripts should follow the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style author-date format for citations and references.

Book Reviews

Please submit electronically, in Word format only, to disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

Submissions should be written in English, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12-point font, and be approximately 1,000 words in length.
Submissions should include a title page with author(s) contact information, submission title, book being reviewed (along with publication date and book author), word count, and author(s) biography. See example here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g_bSh5HB1mANMLsDN7fV6_nB1rqcaw-H0PLl...).
Submissions should review works published no earlier than 2014.
Book reviews should follow the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style author-date format for citations and references.

Art and Digital Media

Artists should submit materials as high-resolution .jpegs (minimum 300 dpi) to disclosurejournal@gmail.com. Submissions should include a title page with author(s) contact information, submission title, a description of the artwork written in English, and author(s) biography. See example here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKWpuFNk5_Gv61LYZVIqjLBhyYvb6v0LOFZU...). See this guide (http://press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/artdigest.html) from The Chicago Manual of Style website for further details about quality requirements.


Deadline for full manuscript submissions: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance and response to accepted manuscripts by January 15, 2018

Final revisions due by March 1, 2018

Publication by April 15, 2018

Copyright Policy

Authors will retain copyright of submitted material and grant disClosure permission to publish articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). Authors are responsible for securing copyright and fair use notices and must submit them prior to publication. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from submission.


Do you have a question about this issue or want some early feedback on your submitted manuscript? Please contact us! The Editors-in-Chief (Sophonie Bazile, Zach Griffith, and Christine Woodward) may be reached at disclosurejournal@gmail.com.

interdisciplinaryjournals and collections of essayspostcolonialrhetoric and composition

Call for Articles in Communication, Media and Journalism Studies

Call for Articles in Communication, Media and Journalism Studies

deadline for submissions:
October 31, 2017
full name / name of organization:
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
contact email:
Dear Members,

(apologies for cross-posting)

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2017 and 2018 issues.

KOME is a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Theoretical researches and discussions  that help to understand better, or reconceptualize the understanding of communication or the media are its center of interests; being either an useful supplement to, or a reasonable alternative to current models and theories. Given the connection between theory and empirical research, we are open to submissions of empirical papers if the research demonstrates a clear endorsement of communication and/or media theories. KOME is also committed to the ideas of trans- and interdisciplinarity and prefer topics that are relevant for more than one special discipline of social sciences.

Visit our website at http://www.komejournal.com
For submission, send your paper to the

Editorial Office

Web of Science
ERIH Plus:

All submission undergo double blind peer review. Average turnaround time is 8 to 10 weeks. KOME is a platinum Open Access journal: No APC's, page charges, submission charges; we do not charge authors for publishing their work and do not solicit or accept payment for contributions. KOME assigns DOIs to all published articles and submits article metadata and identifiers to CrossRef. All published articles are archived in REAL, the Repository of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


Dr. Janos Toth,
co-Editor in Chief, KOME

"Possessions and the Extended Self"

From: "Possessions and the Extended Self"
by Russell W. Belk
Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Sep., 1988), pp. 139-168

William James (1890, pp. 291-292), who laid the foundations for modern con- ceptions of self, held that:
a man's Self is the sum total of all that he CAN call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house, his wife and children, his ances- tors and friends, his reputation and works, his lands, and yacht and bank-account. All these things give him the same emotions. If they wax and prosper, he feels triumphant; if they dwindle and die away, he feels cast down,-not necessarily in the same degree for each thing, but in much the same way for all.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Communication Monographs, Volume 84, Issue 3, September 2017

Communication Monographs, Volume 84, Issue 3, September 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

A longitudinal study of parental anti-substance-use socialization for early adolescents’ substance-use behaviors
YoungJu Shin & Michelle Miller-Day
Pages: 277-297 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2017.1300821

Distinguishing technologies for social interaction: The perceived social affordances of communication channels scale
Jesse Fox & Bree McEwan
Pages: 298-318 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2017.1332418

The promises and pitfalls of personalization in narratives to promote social change
Shuo Zhou & Jeff Niederdeppe
Pages: 319-342 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2016.1246348

Confirmation biases in selective exposure to political online information: Source bias vs. content bias
Axel Westerwick, Benjamin K. Johnson & Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick
Pages: 343-364 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2016.1272761

Explaining parental coviewing: The role of social facilitation and arousal
Eric E. Rasmussen, Justin Robert Keene , Collin K. Berke, Rebecca L. Densley & Travis Loof
Pages: 365-384 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2016.1259532

The fluency principle: Why foreign accent strength negatively biases language attitudes
Marko Dragojevic, Howard Giles, Anna-Carrie Beck & Nicholas T. Tatum
Pages: 385-405 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2017.1322213

Is plus size equal? The positive impact of average and plus-sized media fashion models on women’s cognitive resource allocation, social comparisons, and body satisfaction
Russell B. Clayton , Jessica L. Ridgway & Joshua Hendrickse
Pages: 406-422 | DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2017.1332770