The situated body
- Janus Head. A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Continental Philosophy, Literature, Phenomenological Psychology and the Arts
CALL FOR PAPERS
JANUS HEAD 9.2 (Winter 2006/2007) - Special Issue
TOPIC: The situated body
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2006.
Guest Editor: Shaun Gallagher (University of Central Florida)
In recent phenomenological and analytic philosophy, as well as in the cognitive sciences, emphasis has been given to embodiment. Concepts of embodied, enactive, and situated cognition have been developed. This special issue of Janus Head would like to explore questions about how the body is situated in both physical and social environments. What various ways can we characterize a situated body, and how does situatedness affect (or effect) perception, feeling, and cognition more generally? We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches to these questions, including perspectives informed by phenomenology, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, Gibsonian and developmental psychologies, and discussions of self, the experience of others, narrative, metaphor, architecture, etc.
We are also soliciting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art that, in some way or other, address the topic of "the situated body."
CRITERIA FOR ESSAYS: Submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words. Works should be typed and double-spaced. Format requirements: APA or MLA styles (footnotes should be placed at the end of paper). Submit one disk or CD and two (2) copies to the address below. Your essay should include a brief abstract (120 words or less). Also include a brief biography for the contributors page, should your paper be accepted. Make sure to include all relevant contact information, including a permanent e-mail address. Email submissions will not be accepted!
CRITERIA FOR SHORT FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, & POETRY: Please include a cover letter, a short biography, and correspondence information. Short fiction should be typed and double-spaced and should be no longer than 9000 words (about 36 pages or shorter). Poetry should be typed in the format in which it is intended to be printed. Three to five poems are the suggested number for poetry submissions. Submit one disk or CD and two (2) copies to the address below. Please note: We are no longer accepting poetry submissions via email. If you submit your poetry via email, please do not expect it to be reviewed.
If your submission does not follow these guidelines, it will not be reviewed.
CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK: We are seeking artists for submissions of portfolios to feature in the journal. Photos, slides, and/or electronic images are the preferred formats. Please email the editors (jhinfo@... ) if you have any questions.
1. Essay and poetry submission materials will not be returned. However, art, photography and other materials will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
2. Upon the acceptance of your paper, Janus Head reserves the right to use your work for promotional purposes, anthologies, etc. However, you are welcome to publish your work elsewhere as you see fit.
3. Contributors will get a complimentary hard copy of the issue in which their work appears, as well as access to an electronic PDF file of their article for distribution. Additional hard copies of the issue can be purchased at $10 per copy.
Please send to:
P.O. Box 1259
Amherst, NY 14226
Authors should include their e-mail address. Allow at least 3-6 months for the review process and editorial decisions. Notice of receipt of materials can be obtained by email (jhinfo@... ).
Senior Editor, Janus Head
The latest issue of Janus Head is now available at
It features a broad selection of essays, fiction, poetry,
Brent Dean Robbins
Fetishism and Bad Faith: A Freudian Rebuttal to Sartre
Christopher M. Gemerchak
Singing the World in a New Key: Merleau-Ponty and the Ontology of Sense
Elemental Sonority: Heidegger, H?rlin and Thunder
Stephen B. Hatton
Evil and the Ritual of Shame: A Crime Against Humanity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
The Loss of Language, the Language of Loss: Thinking with DeLillo on Terror
J. Heath Atchley
Launching the Hydrapolemic: The Mythological Encounter with Polemic as
Kane X. Faucher
Violence and Heterogeneity: A Response to Habermas' "Between Eroticism and
General Economics: Bataille"
Apple Zefelius Igrek
Descartes in the Matrix: Addressing the Question "What is Real?" from
"God is dreaming you": Narrative as Imitatio Dei in Miguel De Unamuno
Painting in the Expanded Field
Gestures in Waiting
--- ART & POETRY COLLABORATIONS
Desert Flesh and Iron
Nat Hardy & Julian Grater
Vignettes in Stone
Anita Lundberg & Jean Weiner
Ewa Lipska (translated by Margret Grebowicz)
Sonnets to Orpheus 1.2
Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Rick Anthony Furtak)
Six poetry translations
--- BOOK REVIEWS
The Current State of the "Question of the Animal"
Review of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal
Edited by Cary Wolfe
Reviewer: Fareed Awan
Restoring Life to the Treatment of Madness
Review of History Beyond Trauma
by Francoise Davoine & Jean-Max Gaudilliere
Reviewer: Pam Leck
Sex of the Soul: Transsexual Identity Development
Review of Transsexualism: Illusion and Reality
by Colette Chiland
Reviewer: Nadine Vaughan
Caught in the Net and Dreaming Lucidly
Review of Connected--Or What It Means to Live in the Network Society
by Steven Shaviro
Reviewer: Andrew J. Felder
"The rest is jelly"
Review of Wetwares: Experiments in Post-Vital Living
by Richard Doyle
Reviewer: Gavin Miller
A Passionate Embrace With Thought Itself
Review of Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Culutral Difference
by Thomas P. Kasulis
Reviewer: Alan Pope
Bodies and Thinking in Motion
Review of Body and World
by Samuel Todes
Reviewer: Tom Strong
Classifications of Dissociation: Bridging Disciplines to Understand States
Review of Mind Over Mind: The Anthropology and Psychology of Spirit
by Morton Klass
Reviewer: Angelina Baydala
Does Anyone Really Know What Time Is?
Review of Are We In Time?: And Other Essays on Time and Temporality
by Charles M. Sherover
Reviewer: Steven J. Hendlin
Culture and the Western World
Review of Thresholds of Western Culture: Identity, Postcoloniality,
Edited by John Burt Foster, Jr. & Wayne J. Froman
Reviewer: Van Yu
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