Special Issue CFP: "Bodies/Objects/Agents"

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that explore the questions and tensions that emerge when posthumanism and new materialism engage with feminist, anti-racist, queer, and trans* activism. Considering that the rise in academic discourse of posthumanism and new materialism is concurrent with striking and strident attacks on women's reproductive freedom, black lives, labor unions, and trans*rights, we invite papers that analyze these political moments and critical modes in tandem with one another.

How does political vitality connect to theories of materialism? Who and what matters and why? Is it possible to find connections and crossovers between theories of “matter” and political movements? How are the political stakes of defining bodies/objects/agents embedded in the narrative threads of theory and activism? When does political reality necessitate change in narrative theory?

We welcome papers that explore these questions through engagement with a wide range of topics, fields, and archives. Submissions should be between 25-35 pages, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and in MLA Style (7th edition).

Please send submissions to: Holly Dugan and Melissa Jones.

Deadline: September 1, 2017