Radical History Review is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a special issue on the different ways in which the events of September 11, 2001 have been rendered as history. They seek both research-based and reflective pieces. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010.
A Special Issue of the Radical History Review, "Historicizing 9/11"
The Radical History Review is planning a special issue on the different ways in which the events of September 11, 2001 have been rendered as history. We seek both research-based and reflective pieces. Examples of possible topics include:
• the ways in which the 9/11 events have been defined in the public media, and the political uses to which the definitions have been put;
• the debates over the extent to which 9/11 represents a "watershed," or "turning point," in US history (e.g., the claim that, as a nation, the US has lost its innocence);
• pieces reflecting on the problem or uses of addressing 9/11 as an "anniversary"
• the extent to which the 9/11 is understood and interpreted differently in various regions of the globe;
• whether 9/11 established "terrorism" as a full substitute for Communism in the public consciousness as a threat to the US;
• public history, public memorials, and public commemorations of the events of 9/11;
• the archiving of 9/11 documentation, oral histories, and video histories through physical and online projects;
• the "9/11 Truth" movement;
• depictions of the 9/11 events in movies, novels, plays, television programs, and other forms of popular media;
• experiences of teaching about the 9/11 events in classrooms at all levels to be included in a special section of the issue;
• art and visual materials produced in response to the 9/11 events;
Procedures for Submission of Articles
Preliminary inquiries may be sent to either of the editors, Andor Skotnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim O'Brien (email@example.com). By February 15, 2010, please submit a 1-2 page abstract summarizing the article you wish as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Issue 111 abstract submission" in the subject line. By March 15 authors will be notified whether they should submit a full version of their article for peer review. The due date for complete articles is August 1. Articles should be submitted electronically with "Issue 111 submission" in the subject line. For artwork, please send low resolution digital files (totaling less than 2 MB in size) to email@example.com. If chosen for publication it will be required that you send high resolution image files (JPG or TIF files at a minimum of 300 dpi) along with permissions to reprint all images. Those articles selected for publication after the peer review process will be included in issue 111 of the Radical History Review, scheduled to appear in Fall 2011.
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2010
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