CFP: Interdisciplinary Papers on the theme of Dis/Order

CFP: Interdisciplinary Papers on the theme of Dis/Order
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am to Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Anastamos is the modern interdisciplinary journal of the graduate community of Chapman University. Each issue focuses on a single topic with diverse perspectives on the human experience, weaving together creative, scientific, philosophical, historical, and social perspectives on common shifting themes.

Through innovative publication we aim to set a defining example for scholars and professionals crossing the boundaries of their fields. We challenge and advocate for the distribution of material nurturing cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate that is personal and curiously human.

We live in a world frequented by sets of binaries. One such set is between order and chaos, or as we are naming it for the Third Issue of Anastamos: DIS/ORDER.

We seek submissions that explore the complex relations that come out of this deceptively simple set. Disorder is often bound up in deterioration and decay, but through this decline life emerges, new opportunities swell. Structures change and order and sense are inlaid upon a new world. Tell us about the order of things, probe the structures and boundaries of your work.

Exploration Examples:

How does history move? By the chaos of political unrest or the rule of law and passage of legislation? Is it valid to consider history a story, or is it merely a very human attempt to label the chaos? What gets lost in the his/her-stories that we tell ourselves?

How do disorders of the mind and body affect the other minds and bodies around them? How do definitions and categories of “mental disorders” help and hinder health?

Can entropy be reversed? What structures become present because of the inherent decay of life and matter itself?

How can disjointed narratives provide an accurate representation of life that feels far more truthful and orderly than at first glance? Is postmodernity’s skepticism of truth a kind of order itself, and what has that done to peoples and cultures of the postmodern age?

Submissions close March 23. 

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