THE LINCOLN HUMANITIES JOURNAL
The Lincoln Humanities Journal invites submissions for its special issue on the topic Strangers, Foreigners, and Aliens. Contributors may examine the issue of otherness as a philosophical and existential condition; the reality and representations of immigrants and foreigners in the political discourse, the arts, the humanities, the media, and the social sciences; the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward immigrants; and the legal processes by which people are made to feel like outsiders or insiders. Approaches from across a broad range of disciplines are invited.
Topics might include
- the experience and concept of strangeness, the other, and “us and them”
- diasporas, crossing borders, memories, and identities
- representations of foreigners in literature, cinema, television, social media, and political speech
- refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, outsiders, aliens, foreigners, travelers, bohemians, exiles, and nomads
- globalization and cosmopolitism
- fear of foreigners and the rise of nationalism and xenophobia
- politics of immigration, policies, state laws, and international laws
- ethics and religions
- the melting pot and assimilation
- segregation, exclusion, xenophobia, and estranging ideologies
- the social and economic impact of immigration
Submissions should be 4,000–6,000 words, including an abstract of 200–400 words, footnotes, and the works cited. A 50–250-word biographical note should also be included. Submissions are due by 15 June 2017. Articles should be submitted electronically to Abbes Maazaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional guidelines and more information, please visit http://www.lincoln.edu/academics/colleges/college-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/lincoln-humanities-journal.