Sunday, 9 June 2013

CFP: Death and Decay

Death and Decay
This call for papers invites submissions on the subject of ‘Death and
Decay’ for the third edition of HARTS & Minds, an online postgraduate
journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be
published online in Winter 2013-14.

Our first edition and further information can be found at and you can get updates on our journal at
Submissions should adhere to the guidelines available on our website.
You can either send us an abstract (approximately 300 words in length)
and a completed article (no longer than 6000 words) OR you may provide
an abstract (300 words) and a synopsis outlining the structure and
argument of your intended article (approximately 1500-2000 words).

You must use the article template available on our website to format
your article. All submissions should be sent with an academic CV to by Friday 4th October.

We will also consider Creative Writing pieces (poetry or short stories
of up to 6,000 words) please email for more details.

Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:

-       Elegy, Obituary, the Funeral March, laments, Eulogy
-       Medical Humanities (e.g. Parasites, disease, autopsy, the cadaver)
-       Rituals and rites of the dead in various cultures
-       Burial practices
-       Death and dying in literatures
-       Visual Death; in art, photography, illustration, in film and
television, on stage
-       Death personified: the Grim Reaper, Yama & Lord of Naraka, Hel, Hades
-       The geography of death; real or mythological
-       Decay if buildings, bodies, nature, morals
-       The undead, reincarnation, immortality
-       The death of discourse, language, the author, God
-       Death as taboo
-       War and death
-       The future of death in a posthuman world.
-       Moral death
-       Death: presence and absence
-       Afterlife, textual afterlives.
-       Hauntings, the undead, vampires, zombies.
-       Eschatology
-       The value of Death: what makes a justified or honourable death?
-       Dirt and debris, Wrecks and ruins, Flotsam and Jetsam
-       Monuments, Memorials and the Archive
-       Suicide, both literal and metaphorical.

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.

The Editors
HARTS & Minds

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