From now on, we are accepting articles for the issues #5–7
We are glad to announce the themes of next three issues! There are Memory studies, Sound studies and Gender studies.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL DECEMBER 6. ARTICLES ARE TO BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 27
How are memory and symbolic politics related? What does collective memory consist of? How does trauma influence the reception of the past? Why do people write reminiscences / memoirs? How is memory passed on from generation to generation in different cultures? Is nostalgia for for a past that never existed possible? How are commemorative practices formed? What do people willingly recall, and what do they prefer to forget? We are going to look for the answers to these questions together with you in the 5th issue of In Your Own Words. We invite researchers for whom memory is something more than cognitive function to discuss together the entire spectrum of the problems of memory studies': from theoretical prerequisites to methodological difficulties. We are also waiting for articles by researchers working with ego-documents: letters, diaries, memoirs and even autofiction. We suppose that it will be especially interesting to take a look at such materials through the prism of memory studies.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 7. ARTICLES ARE TO BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 28
Sound studies is a field that unites a variety of methods and materials. What are the most productive approaches to the study of song poetry: textual or intermedial? How does sound evolve from the historical perspective? How to analyze music using philosophical concepts and what would Nietzsche say about pop music and Boethius about jazz? How and why does music theory progress from antiquity to the present day? How do anthropologists, sociologists, and urbanists study the sound of everyday life? Have you ever thought about the connection between sound and literature, for example, the cries of Bazarov and Kirsanov or the sounds of Scarlet Sails? How does the role of sound in cinema change from silent movie to the soundtrack to The Avengers? Does the audial paradigm replace the visual and what role does technological development play in it? The time to gather stones has come. What is the outcome of sound research by foreign and domestic scientists? So, we want to dedicate the 6th release to the study of sound from a multidisciplinary perspective: from sound of breath to sound of cars, from the radio messages of Levitan to the songs of Grebenshchikov.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 5. ARTICLES ARE TO BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 26
Not about ‘fashion for feminism’, ‘new ethics’, and freedom of gender identity — we will speak about gender. The new release we will address the issues of sociolinguistic gender research, construction of masculine and feminine characteristics in art, reproduction of inequality, or perception of corporeality in society, art and history. Together with you we will be glad to discuss "men’s" and "women’s" history, retrospective use of gender optics, intersectionality, legitimization of women’s rights in different social fields and how these topics are reflected and reproduced in the post-Soviet space. What other issues related to gender would you like to write about? Masculine and feminine researchers and non-binary people from cultural studies, art history, sociology, philosophy, theology and anthropology, we are waiting for your response, ideas and articles.