CfP Volume 3, Issue 1: “Sensing Encounters, Encountering Senses”

*Extended Manuscript Deadline: November 24 2017*

The discipline of humanities is informed by perception and our ability to sense: to see, to touch, to smell, to hear, and to taste. These senses are what allows us to make sense of the world.  For the upcoming issue of Junctions, we invite submissions on ‘Sensing Encounters, Encountering Senses’. Bodily senses –or bodily perception– are the building blocks of observation and consumption of environment. Senses are interconnected and can be stimulated accordingly, such as by braille and synaesthesia. Different modes of perception nuance constructions of reality and historical experience. Perceptions can furthermore shape a ‘sense of belonging’, of identity and can inform political actions. Then, making sense of the world results in interpreting ideological, historical, and phenomenological encounters unique to the observer and participants. How can these encounters of objects, cultures, and experiences –ranging from perceptions of artwork and music, to migration or even drugs– describe our relationships within the public sphere? How do our senses construct intimacy and vulnerability within society?

Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities invites RMA students to submit articles for the next issue of the journal, a special issue on the theme of ‘Sensing Encounters, Encountering Senses’Junctions welcomes papers and book reviews addressing the theme from all disciplines within the Humanities. We especially welcome creative papers dealing with issues of construction, perception, and reception of reality; bodily perception of art; new and old communities; nations-building; and language. We have deliberately left this theme open to interpretation in order to encourage students to imaginatively define the subject according to their own field of study and expertise.

Junctions aims to connect the different disciplines of the Humanities by collecting disciplinary and interdisciplinary texts so that they are accessible to readers from across the Humanities. This gives you the opportunity to gain publishing, editing and reviewing experience which will be important in your future career. Therefore, everyone who submits their article to Junctions will get feedback from our reviewers and if your work is selected for publication, the editors will guide you through the different stages of editing in order to produce a professional article to begin your academic CV. As such, submitting to Junctions is an opportunity for you to learn about the publishing process and for your work to reach an audience outside of your discipline and peer group.

Please send a digital copy of the complete manuscript following the guidelines provided by Junctions at in Chicago author-date referencing style to by November 17th, 2017  Update: November 24th. After a double-blind reviewing process, accepted articles will undergo a revision process which will conclude with the publication of the journal issue. Should you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers, or want some advice, we will hold a Q&A session, date to be announced. Please let us know if you wish to participate in such a Q&A.

Important Dates:

  • TBA: Call for papers Q&A
  • 17 November 2017: deadline manuscript extended deadline manuscript: November 24 2017
  • 10 January 2018: notification of acceptance
  • 26 January 2018: deadline first revision
  • 2 March 2018: deadline final revision

Submission length is 3500-5000 words for original articles, and 750-1500 words for book reviews. Submissions should engage with scholarly literature of the appropriate discipline and clearly identify its contribution to the field. Please omit references to the author in manuscripts to ensure anonymous reviews. The journal does not accept manuscripts previously published by or simultaneously submitted to other publication venues. Please contact with any questions.

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Volume 2, Issue 2: “Imaginaries of the Future”

Welcome to Issue 2 of the 2nd volume of Junctions! This issue explores Imaginaries Futures and provides provide a critical reflection of past ‘imaginings’, such as analyses of dystopian literature, preservation of heritage and influence of technology on social relations.

The cover image shows “Children at the Sea” by well-known Dutch photographer Willem van de Poll, which is, ironically, ‘undated’. It shows a younger generation looking into the unknown, the sea that cannot yet be conquered by the subject nor seen in the photograph. In this manner, the photograph visualizes this Junctions issue as encompassing the variety of imagining the futures. Whatever the future might entail, what ties the articles together is primarily the process of looking at the future rather than the content on the imagined futures. Accordingly, the special issue ‘Imaginaries of the Future’ holds a tension in its phrasing. The word ‘imaginaries’ holds the connotation of fiction, implying existence only in the minds of their creators, whereas there is a connotation of fact when it comes to ‘future’, which describes that which is not yet real, but will be.

We would like to thank all the members of the Editorial Board and all the peer reviewers for their time and efforts in shaping the issue. Without you, there would be no journal. We are especially thankful to Junctions founder Stephanie de Smale, who is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief with this issue after two successful years.

‘Imagining the future’ of Junctions without you is difficult, but we will do our very best to continue with as much dedication and creativity as you have!

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Junctions Volume 2 Issue 1

Our second Volume is finally here!

We are proud to present our issue on Experiments. The articles that this issue presents, offer multiple views on what is an ‘experiment’, be it artistic, scientific or methodological. We hope you appreciate how intelligently our authors have approached a difficult and ethereal topic.

We would like to thank our authors Mathilde Theelen, Aideen O’ Shaughnessy, Veerle Spronck, Danae Kleida, & Christian Sancto for contributing to this issue, and our editors and reviewers for all their hard work and for making this issue possible.


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