Call for papers, Volume 3, Issue 1

We now invite submissions on all persona-related topics for volume 3, issue 1 (to be released April 2017).

It seems the world’s attention is shifting to consider questions of authenticity and legitimacy in a post-truth, fake news era. The increasing polarisation of political and social views is heightening tensions in families, workplaces, and public spaces. The role of the persona, whether writ large by celebrities or produced for intimate, domestic networks, can provide us with critical insight into ways people perform their various identities for others.

Creative works and traditional article submissions could address (but are not limited to) persona in:
Politics
Television, film, radio
Games
Social media
Subculture
Celebrity
Feminism
Youth
Professions
Mobile media
Authenticity


For both creative and critical works, please submit a 250-300 word abstract or proposal to personastudies@gmail.com by 3 February 2017. Artists and authors will be notified of initial acceptance by 10 February 2017. Please note that official acceptance of the work is contingent upon peer review. Full papers (5,000-8,000 words) and projects are due 11 March 2017.

For creative submissions where peer review or critical response is not desired, a full submission will be required by 1 April 2016. Please advise in your initial proposal if you would a creative arts review.