For Edition 6, Contemporaneity seeks submissions that deal with the complexity of art and identification in time and space. Submissions that deal with the effect of borders on national and regional identities are particularly welcome; we also encourage historical scrutiny and theoretical analysis on borders and race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and other categories of identification. How have different identities experienced border or boundary crossings differently? What borders have been erected to insulate normative identities and how have the arts served to reify or challenge these essentialist categories of identity? How has the articulation of concepts of identity evolved and inflected past and present discussions of particular identities?
The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016. Manuscripts (circa 6,000 words) should include an abstract, 3–5 keywords, and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. To make a submission, visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu, click Register and create an Author profile to get started. Proposals for book and exhibition reviews, interviews, or other scholarly contributions will also be considered, and we recognize that these submissions may take many forms.