The editorial board of the UVic Anthropology graduate student journal, PlatForum, welcomes and is now inviting submissions for its 17th volume from all graduate students, specifically those graduate students who currently reside within a Canadian Department of Anthropology and/or Archaeology. Please contact us about eligibility if you fall outside these categories.

 

PlatForum is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria.

 

Our journal is the longest running student organized Anthropology publication in Canada, and we strive to provide an accessible and open platform for graduate students to contribute to. In celebrating the diversity and richness of anthropological inquiry, we welcome submissions from a range of topics and issues from all sub-disciplines or thematic focuses.

 

This volume’s thematic focus is “Anthropologies of the Abject.”

 

For more information, please see the Call for Papers below. Additionally, please visit our website https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/platforum or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more detailed information and submission guidelines. And our UVic webpage as well: https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/anthropology/graduate/platform/index.php.

 

We are now accepting submissions in both English and French.

 

If submitting your work in French, please provide an English translation and summary of your submission’s title and abstract. If you wish to submit a language other than English or French, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

We look forward to hearing from you! Submission deadline is March 1st, 2019!

 

Sincerely,

The PlatForum Editorial Team

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PlatForum
17th Edition, 2019
Call for Submissions

 

PlatForumis a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, PlatForum welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all sub-disciplines and thematic focuses. This volume’s thematic focus is “Anthropologies of the Abject.”

 

Theme: JULIA KRISTEVA in 1982 coins the Abject as the subjective horror that results from the confrontation of what is thought to be real—the subject and the object, the self and the other—as they, each of these identities and relations, come into question, start to decay, and undergo their inevitable breakdowns. This concept remains salient for anthropology as it is a means to radically unearth the philosophical and cultural presuppositions upon which reality may rest. We invite authors to challenge, examine, and expand upon this theoretical notion.

 

Scope: The editors of this volume of PlatForum encourage submissions that address the Abject as a theme, but are not limited to, the following topics and issues:
● The body as a (grotesque/sublime) site and of the Abject and its potential for horror.
● Colonialism and its ongoing impacts—as the Abject rupturing and displacement of histories.
● Abject theory and its relationship to current anthropological theory and practice.
● Material, archaeological, and disciplinary reflections upon the Abject in its (in)choate form.
● The breakdown of infrastructures, cultures, and the symbolic orders of the world as we know them.
● Linguistic, poetic, and artistic confrontations with the Abject and its collective catharsis.

 

We are currently accepting the following submissions from graduate students, specifically those who reside within a Canadian Department of Anthropology and/or Archaeology:
● Papers/articles (max. 20 pages, including references and notes).
● Scholarly reviews.
● Photo essays.
● Field notes and critical reflections on fieldwork.
● Interviews.
● Community-based collaborations.
● We would also like to welcome other creative submissions (poetry, graphics, etc.). If you would like to submit something under this category, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to work out the details.

 

To submit your work: Please be sure that all submissions are formatted per the PlatForum submission guidelines, which can be found on the UVic Anthropology website or, alternatively, requested by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please e-mail attachments as a Microsoft Word Doc, and indicate “PlatForum Submission” in the subject field, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submission deadline is: March 1st, 2019.
**Please don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions!**