This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Food for the fifth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in Autumn 2014.
Submissions should adhere to the guidelines and use the article template available at the top of this page.
ARTICLES: Send us an abstract (300 words) and your draft article (no longer than 6,000 words).
BOOK REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on an academic text that deals with the theme of Food in some respect. This would preferably be interdisciplinary, but we will accept reviews of subject specific texts.
EXHIBITION REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on any event along the lines of an art exhibition, museum collection, academic event or conference review that deals with the theme of Food in some respect.
CREATIVE WRITING PIECES: Original poetry (up to 3 short or 1 long) or short stories of up to 4,000 words.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st July 2014 for articles and 31st August 2014 for Creative Writing and Reviews.
Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:
Eating words, digesting thoughts
Feasts, ceremonial/ritual foods
Music played at feasts
Indulgence and gluttony
Starvation and hunger
Food as Sensual and Sexual
Philosophy of eating
Food as a weapon (poisons, throwing food in protest)
History of food
Food as healer/magical/transportative
Food in art, literature, film, theatre, musicals
Urban vs rural foods/Places of eating
Culture and Cuisine
Consuming food as metaphor
Please consider that HARTS & Minds is intended as a truly inter-disciplinary journal and therefore esoteric topics will need to be written with a general academic readership in mind.