• South Atlantic Quarterly

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    Current Volume: 117
    Frequency: Quarterly
    ISSN: 0038-2876
    e-ISSN: 1527-8026

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    Editor:
    Michael Hardt, Duke University

    Managing Editor:
    Stacy Lavin

    Editorial Board:
    Srinivas Aravamudan
    Rey Chow
    Roberto M. Dainotto
    Fredric Jameson
    Ranjana Khanna
    Wahneema Lubiano
    Walter D. Mignolo
    Kenneth Surin
    Kathi Weeks
    Robyn Wiegman

  • SAQ Call for Proposals
    SAQ is accepting proposals for thematic special issues through January 31, 2019. Themes should be in line with issues published by the journal in recent years, including critical race studies, feminist and queer theory, analyses of contemporary capital and labor, social movements and liberation movements, critical theory, and environmental humanities. Funds are available to translate original essays not written in English.

    Special-issue editors are responsible for soliciting essays, working with authors, editing the texts, and ensuring that deadlines and word counts are met.

    Proposals should include a description of the concept or theme that organizes the issue (roughly 200 words) plus names of potential authors with very brief bios. Please indicate whether authors have already been contacted. Please propose, too, a date by which the complete, edited collection can feasibly be submitted.

    Issues are composed of 70,000 words total. This is often configured as eight 8,000 word essays plus an introduction, but editors are free to configure differently the number and length of essays.

    Please send proposals to saq@dukeupress.edu.
     
    Peer Review
    SAQ uses an all-special-issue, guest-edited format that precludes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. It does not use a blinded peer-review process, but its two-tiered review process is roughly equivalent. All issues of the journal are organized by guest editors, who solicit contributions from established scholars whose work they know. Once authors submit their essays, it is the responsibility of the guest editor(s) to review the text and return it to the author for revisions. Revised essays are subsequently submitted to the general editor, who again suggests revisions if necessary. At both points in the review process, the special-issue editor(s) and the general editor must reject essays whose quality is below the standards of the journal.

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    April 2019 (118:2) - Closes 01/15/19
    July 2019 (118:3) - Closes 04/24/19
    October 2019 (118:4) - Closes 07/10/19
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  • Description

    The South Atlantic Quarterly, founded amid controversy in 1901, provides bold analyses of the current intellectual scene, both nationally and worldwide. Published exclusively in guest-edited special issues, this award-winning centenarian journal features some of the most prominent contemporary writers and scholars tackling urgent political, cultural, and social questions. Some issues grow out of current academic debates, concerning, for example, the growing power of finance, narratives of black leadership, and the politics of austerity.

    Each issue of SAQ also features a second thematic section composed of short essays that engage a topic of contemporary political importance. The title of this section, “Against the Day,” is meant to highlight both the modes of activism and the specific occasion that the essays address.

    "It's not easy to be both daring and indispensable, but SAQ has consistently been both. It has stretched its readers politically and geographically, setting a distinctive standard for its seriousness of thought and worldliness of topics."—Bruce Robbins, Columbia University

    "Among the countless journals now bidding for our scarce attention, SAQ is a sure bet. Quite simply one of the best sources of new ideas in political thought, social motion, and human mentality."—Andrew Ross, New York University


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