2017 Fall Issue: On politics

Call for papers

Deadline: Nov 3, 2017

Process: a Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship is currently accepting submissions for its fall issue on politics. Political and ideological clashes around the globe have been particularly transformational in the past few years. We’ve seen a surge in organized marches and protests worldwide, from the Women’s March to the protest of Park Geun-hye in South Korea. We’ve witnessed the rise of far-right nationalism in Europe and the United States amid intensified debates about immigration and refugees. We’ve experienced social media’s increasingly formidable role in the way we discuss, consume, and debate the political. We are therefore eager to create space for crucial conversations on politics that transverse national and disciplinary lines.

We will consider any essay, creative piece, or multimodal project on politics, but we invite authors to consider the following topics as a starting point:

  • The role of social media in the political sphere

  • How partisanship shapes political rhetoric

  • The intersections of politics and race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomics, and/or religion

  • How the arts, from fiction to theater to TV series, reflect or critique political issues

  • Celebrity (e.g. of pro athletes or actors) as a social justice platform

We accept two general types of submissions: critical essays and non-traditional (or multimodal) compositions, such as poems, short stories, or digital artifacts. All traditional essay submissions should be 2500-5000 words, be in .doc or .docx format, follow MLA guidelines, and include a 250-word abstract outlining project goals and how the contribution meaningfully engages ongoing scholarly conversations. For non-traditional submissions, please expand your abstract to 500 words and include an explanation of your design choices and how these choices engage the special issue theme. All submissions should also include the author's full name, academic affiliation and email address.

The fall issue of Process will focus on politics, but we welcome submissions on any topic. Be aware that general submissions, if accepted, will be saved for a suitable future issue at the discretion of the editorial board.

Please submit pieces for review by following the instructions on the Submissions page of the Process website: www.processjmus.org. Questions may be directed to the editorial board at processj@uw.edu.

DEADLINE: November 3, 2017