for essays, poems, and cover artwork
note: The Humanities Education and Research Association, Interdisciplinary
Humanities’ parent organization, requires that authors become members
of HERA if their essays are accepted for publication. Information on membership
may be found at http://www.h-e-r-a.org/hera_join.htm.
Jan 15, 2015 (CLOSED)
Summer 2015: 2014 Conference Issue -
Humane, Inhumane, Human
May 1, 2015
2015 - Environmental Aesthetics
Guest Editor: Tony Lack, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
This special issue will focus
on Environmental Aesthetics, broadly conceived, to include the following suggested
topics: The aesthetic value and/or function of selected works of environmental
literature, art and architecture; re-visioning traditional aesthetic theories
of the beautiful and the sublime in light of environmentalist critiques; the
relationship between environmental aesthetics and environmental preservation;
critiques of the anthropocentric point of view and the aesthetics of nature;
the "enhancement" of nature; the aesthetics of wilderness; historical, cross-cultural
and comparative analyses of environmental aesthetics; and evolutionary approaches
to the aesthetics of nature.
Of particular interest are scholarly
articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays. Submissions should not exceed
6,000 words. Please send inquiries and submissions to Dr. Tony Lack at: email@example.com
The editor also
requests reviews of the following books:
Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960’s and 1970’s,
M.I.T. Press, 2014.
Art and Ecology Now, London: Thames and Hudson, 2014.
Weik von Mossier,
Moving Environments: Affect, Emotion, Ecology, and Film, Wilfrid Laurier
University Press, 2014.
and Quesnet, Eve, The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of
Peter Berg, Routledge, 2014
Nov. 15, 2015
2016 - Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American
Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay
movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film
critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing
them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett
and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as
alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.
faded in the late 1950s, but during the 1970s, we find a resurgence of noir
with the emergence of a new form dubbed neo-noir, a form set in the
near future where a gloomy dystopia with an environmentally corrupt aesthetic
reflects the characters' personalities as they question the essence of human
nature. When set in the past, such as Polanski's neo-noir, Chinatown,
the concerns are contemporary, most decidedly. Neo-noir, in turn, has
spawned cyberpunk, retro noir, and steam punk as aficionados still
squabble over whether noir is a genre, style, or movement.
From classic to neo-noir,
this issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will examine from a diversity
of perspectives, themes, and approaches, the history, issues, and theories
of the noir vision in American culture as exemplified by literary and
mass cultural fiction (films, texts, art, pulps, comics) and explore a wide
variety of interactions with historical, social, political, psychological
and literary-cinematic contexts.
Please send inquiries
and submissions to Doré Ripley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 15, 2016
2016 - 2015 Conference Issue: Beyond the Binary
May 1, 2016
Fall 2016: Expanding the Scope of Horror
Guest Editors: Edmund Cueva and William Novak
set of essays and book reviews would have as its main objective to offer a
new practical model for research and analysis as an alternative to the rigid
and dichotomous methodologies often used in investigations on horror. Currently,
most of the scholarship either tends to situate horror on the fringe of academic
research and therefore not worthy of attention. Or, research isolates and
defines horror as being strictly the intellectual property of those who are
experts in literature or film.
paradigm would seek to create a multidisciplinary investigatory paradigm that
will bring together into productive discussion such varied disciplines as
classics, art history, philosophy, architecture, psychology, religious studies,
history, gender studies, music, and the traditionally associated areas of
literature and film.
The special issue would
serve as a starting point for future discussion and research on horror in
all of its multiple and complex forms. Please send inquiries and submissions
to: Edmund Cueva at email@example.com and
William Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 15, 2016
Jan. 15, 2017
2017: 2016 Conference Issue - The Nature of Our Humanity
May 1, 2017
Fall 2017 - Organic Machines/Engineered Humans:
Guest Editor: Doré
E.T.A Hoffmann's Tales of Hoffmann and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot and M.T.
Anderson's Feed authors have been exploring the human/machine interface
since automatons first excited our imagination.
stand on the threshold to the lab with the government contemplating microchipping
all U.S. military personnel and office workers implanting themselves for
convenience. A 2014 study conducted by Cisco System found that approximately
one-quarter of white-collar professionals surveyed "would leap at the
chance to get surgical brain implants that allowed them to instantly link
their thoughts to the Internet".
edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will consider topics focused
on the arrival of the bio-engineered human/machine interface and what it means
for the humanities. Disciplines of study include art, philosophy and religion,
literature, music and dance, play, visual arts, architecture, performing mediums,
as well as ethnic and women's studies as we redefine identity and the diversity
of our species through the dynamic interplay between humanity and the acceleration
Please send inquiries
and submissions to: Doré Ripley at (email@example.com).
editors are looking for well written book reviews of new publications
that educators might use in interdisciplinary classrooms or scholarship. These
can be scholarly works as well as textbooks that examine themes and ideas
across disciplines. This is an excellent opportunity for young scholars and
graduate students to publish! Please submit your reviews to Ed Cueva (firstname.lastname@example.org).
a short sampling:
John. Plagues in World History. Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 978-0-7425-5705-5.
Jeffrey C. The Dark Side of Modernity. Polity Press, 2013. 978-0-7456-4822-4.
here for a complete list of >Books
Available for Review
book reviews to Ed Cueva at email@example.com.
Ed Cueva (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of
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General essays: We ask that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature
and that they do not exceed 6,000 words. Moreover, essays should be in Microsoft
Word format. Submit your essays for consideration to Stephen
Husarik at email@example.com
and Lee Ann Westman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed submissions guidelines can be found on the >Journal
Humanities defines "interdisciplinary humanities education" as any
learning activities with content that draws upon the human cultural heritage,
methods that derive from the humanistic disciplines, and a purpose that is
concerned with human values. Academic courses don't have to be labeled "humanities"
to be interdisciplinary. Integrated courses and units are often disguised
under such names as World History, Freshman English, Music Appreciation, Beginning
Spanish, Introduction to Religion, Senior Honors, etc. Integration can range
from the use of a novel in a history course to team teaching to comprehensive
thematic extravaganzas that combine the arts, literature, philosophy, and
HERA welcomes manuscripts
from university colleagues, but also ones that examine interdisciplinary scholarship
and education in elementary grades, teacher education, adult public programs,
graduate seminars, educational radio and television, museums, and historic
Artists wishing to have their
works published on the cover of IH should submit works that are representative
of the theme(s) of a particular issue.
*Please note: The Humanities
Education and Research Association, Interdisciplinary Humanities’ parent
organization, requires that authors become members of HERA if their essays
are accepted for publication. Information on membership may be found at http://www.h-e-r-a.org/hera_join.htm.