Call for papers / Notification of Theme issues
Shima accepts submissions at any time on a variety of topics concerning island and maritime cultures. In addition, Shima regularly publishes theme issues and theme sections within general issues.
The following calls for papers are now open:
Special issue on Stories, Ballads and Island Narratives*
Papers and/or proposals are welcome on (any aspect of) stories, story-telling, ballads and narratives related in other media concerning islands and/or maritime livelihoods.
Final article submission deadline – November 30th 2017
All inquiries to: Marea Mitchell (issue editor) firstname.lastname@example.org
[* This issue addresses the theme of the 13th International Small Island Cultures conference being held in Saint John’s (Newfoundland) in June 2017 (see http://sicri-network.org) – but is open for submissions beyond those attending the event.]
Special issue on Mermaids, Maritime Folklore & Modernity**
Papers and/or proposals are invited on all aspects of mermaids and related entities in 19th-21st Century culture. Topics might include (but no be limited to):
- Contemporary folk belief
- Representations in popular culture and fine art
- Cultural theory and interpretation
- Aficionado cultures and/or cosplay
- Sexualities and identification
- International comparisons.
Final article submission deadline – February 28th 2018
All inquiries to: Philip Hayward email@example.com
[** This issue addresses the theme of the Island Dynamics conference being held in Copenhagen in October 2017 (see http://www.islanddynamics.org/mermaidconference.html) – but is open for submissions beyond those attending the event.]
Special issue/ Theme section on Ice, Islands and Icebergs
- The melting Arctic and/or Antarctic and related issues
- Icebergs as entities in various discourses and narratives (folklore, maritime-lore and history, shipping histories - as floating ecosystems etc.)
- Aspects of islands when their surrounding waterways are iced-in
- Ice covered islands - and various human uses and perceptions of these
- The representation of ice covered islands, icebergs etc. in various media
- The geopolitical importance of polar islands
- Islands, icebergs and the polar expeditions (e.g. the search for the Northwest Passage and other Arctic Passages, the nineteenth-century expeditions in the Southern Ocean, etc.)
- Polar island fictions, Arctic Robinsonades, narratives of survival etc.
Final article submission deadline – November 30th 2018
All inquiries to: Johannes Riquets: firstname.lastname@example.org