CALL FOR PAPERS
Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale. Special issue: PROJECTS FOR HUMANKIND: REVOLUTIONS, UTOPIAS AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING.
The online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale (Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale
) invites contributions for a special issue on “Projects for Humankind: Revolutions, Utopias and Social Engineering”.
To change men and women, to transform them into something radically different and better is a desire that seems to be persistent in human history. It is an aspiration that shapes up differently depending on shifting historical contexts: utopian visions; movements of religious, political or cultural reformation; violent and nonviolent revolutions; variably overt forms of social engineering in democratic and totalitarian regimes alike.
On the one hand, the idea of a possible reinvention, a new shaping or a transformation of human beings might sound alarming; on the other, it is an appealing prospect for those who think they could (and should) bring it forth. On yet another level, it might look like a dangerous necessity: Francesco Remotti (2013), who labels the process of social building of human beings as anthropopoiesis, argues that people cannot avoid shaping themselves into a specific model of humankind, regardless of how consciously they do it, and come to results that are more or less satisfactory, and at times painful for themselves and others.
The aim of the issue is to reflect on the wide range of plans, dreams, visions, models, movements, or ideologies which are concerned with creating “projects for humankind”. Proposals for contributions from literary, linguistic, anthropological, sociological, historical, artistic, cinematic and philosophical perspectives are all welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
projects of political, religious, or cultural reformation
designs of social engineering
violent impositions of different human models
utopias and dystopias focussed on the transformation of human beings
revolutions and their philosophical underpinnings
visionary plans about the future of humankind
Prospective contributors are kindly requested to send an abstract (in English, max. 700 characters, spaces included) to both firstname.lastname@example.org
. The abstract should include five keywords in English. Please also attach a bio-bibliographical note (in English, max. 1,000 characters, spaces included) and specify that your contribution is meant for the special issue “Projects for Humankind” in the object of your e-mail.
Articles can be written in Italian, English, German, Russian, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 20/11/2018
Deadline for the submission of articles: 20/02/2019
After the selection of the proposals, the prospective collaborators will be invited to submit an article (max. 20,000 characters, spaces included). Submissions should follow the editorial guidelines of Edizioni Ca’ Foscari: ‘Editorial Guidelines’
Guest editors: Luca Cortesi, Cristina Cugnata, Lucio De Capitani, Giulia Frare, Alice Girotto, Serena Vianello.
- CALL FOR PAPERS: Call for Submissions for Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale (Western Languages, Literatures, Culture, and History Section) (53 | 2019)
Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale is an open-access annual online journal of double blind peer-reviewed academic articles which was first published in 1962 (Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale
). It is international in outlook, and accepts contributions both from established Italian and foreign academics and from younger scholars. It’s indexed in DOAJ, ERIH Plus, MLA e Worldcat.
The Western Languages and Literatures Section of the journal welcomes contributions in English, Albanese, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, French, modern Greek, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian-Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Western Languages, Literatures, Culture, and History Section
is currently seeking submissions for the next issue, which has a planned publication date of Autumn 2019. Proposals will be evaluated by the Editor and the Editorial Board on the basis of their pertinence to the research areas covered by the Department. Articles, including footnotes and references section, should not exceed 50,000 characters (including spaces).
All articles should be accompanied by an abstract in English (600 strokes, including spaces). All abstracts should be followed by four key words and by a short biographical note in English (1,000 strokes, including spaces).
In addition to full-length articles, the journal also publishes reviews of significant recent or forthcoming works, in Italian or in English (maximum two pages per review).
All contributions should be sent to: email@example.com
. When you email your submission, please indicate clearly which section of the journal your article or review is intended for.
The deadline for abstracts is December 20th 2018
Stefania Sbarra and Michela Vanon Alliata
- CALL FOR PAPERS for the linguistic section of the journal Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale (53 | 2019)
the journal Annali di Ca Foscari. Serie occidentale is double blind peer review journal. It is published online and is open access. You can find it at the following link: Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale.
Articles can be written either in Italian or in English.
Please send an abstract in English (max 600 characters, spaces included), a short biography (max 1,000 characters, spaces included) and 5 keywords, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for the abstracts: December 20th.
Editorial norms can be downloaded at the following link: ‘Editorial Guidelines’.
Please specify in the object of your email that the article is for publication in the linguistic section.
The Editorial Committee,