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CFP: Southern Cultures Special Issue on Coastal Foodways, Deadline Extended

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Southern Cultures, the award-winning, peer-reviewed quarterly from UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for its Coastal Foodways Issue, to be published Spring 2018.

The journal will be accepting submissions for this special issue through October 3, 2017, at https://southerncultures.submittable.com/Submit.

This call aims to gather work that documents and understands the food and foodways-related issues of the southern coast, in its present moment, and in the voices of scholars, fishers and fishmongers, coastal activists, environmentalists, and communities broadly defined. The editors of Southern Cultures understand southern foodways to exist across many genres, disciplines, and collaborations and seek to expand the conversation to the interaction of peoples and cultures with the broader forces of political, social, historical, and economic change at work in the Atlantic and Gulf Souths. Global South analyses are welcome as well.

Submissions can explore any topic or theme related to southern coastal life, with a special interest in pieces that seek new understandings of the coast and its food cultures, identify current communities and concerns, and address its ongoing challenges. The editors welcome explorations of the region in the forms Southern Cultures publishes: scholarly articles, memoir, interviews, surveys, photo essays, and shorter feature essays.

Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • The politics of evolving coastal food economies
  • Changing labor and fishing industry scenarios
  • Coastal tourism and real estate development issues
  • Climate change and sea rise, wetlands loss, and environmental degradation
  • Local seafood movement

As the journal is published in a digital edition as well as print, it is possible to supplement essays with video, audio, and interactive visual content. The editors encourage creativity in coordinating print and digital materials in submissions and ask that authors submit any potential digital materials with their essay or introduction/artist’s statement.

The editors encourage authors to gain familiarity with the tone, scope, and style of their journal before submitting. Those whose institutions subscribe to Project Muse can read past issues for free via http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/southern_cultures/.

To read the current issue, access submission guidelines, or browse content, please visit Southern Cultures online at http://www.SouthernCultures.org/.



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