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Open call for papers

The new student journal invites the authors of articles – undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in the fields of humanities.

The journal ‘In your own words’

  • Brings together under one cover the  students’ research works in the fields of philology, history, anthropology and other humanities
  • Every issue is devoted to one topical multidisciplinary subject
  • Includes academic articles, translations of international researchers’ works, interviews and reviews
  • All the articles are blind peer-reviewed by two reviewers 
  • Frequency: quarterly
  • The journal is published online on the website 

In addition to quarterly thematic issues, the journal's website regularly publishes articles on culture – reviews, interviews, reports and essays.

The journal does not charge a publication fee. The articles in Russian and English are accepted.

 

What we will write about

School canon

2022
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER

From Aristotle's Lyceum to the Federal State Educational Standard: how is school canon formed and what difficulties do reformers face? How are textbooks, programmes and teaching methods changing – from composing odes in Latin to showing memes during a literature lesson? To what extent does the school canon refer to reality: cf. Marx — Lenin in Soviet schools and Fundamentals of Religious Cultures and Ethics nowadays? In the fourth issue, we would like to address these and many other questions by examining the problem of the school canon drawing on examples of different countries, eras and disciplines.

Memory studies

2022
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER

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.

Sound studies

2023
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER

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.

Gender studies

2023
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER

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.

Emotions 

2023
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER

Emotions? Emotions! Emotions… How often do you wonder what it is? We can try to describe emotions in terms of biology and psychology, explore ways of expressing it in art, and reconstruct how people's ideas about it have changed over the centuries. But how do emotions differ from feelings? Where do they originate? Can it be public or group and is it possible to live without experiencing it at all? Do you know something about "emotional range"?
The eighth issue of the journal “In Your Own Words” is dedicated to emotions, and we invite researchers from all fields to answer these and other questions together with us. 

Mass Culture

2023
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS IS OVER. Articles are to be submitted by December 26

If your parents still think that computer games are evil, your aesthete friends turn away from you when they hear “mangaˮ, and you are really passionate about it and are ready to write an article on this subject, then our issue is especially for you. We will talk about mass culture — a phenomenon that both unites us and provokes controversy over itself. We understand mass culture as a set of cultural industries that organize our everyday life, so we are waiting for papers from different areas of the humanities. We are interested in everything: from the evolution of mass culture heroes to the functioning peculiarities of K-pop fandoms. Where does mass culture come from: from Ancient Greece or America in the 1920s? Is the distinction between mass and elite cultures still relevant? How many Big Brothers construct and control mass culture? Are there any rules? And who is more “massˮ artist today: Andy Warhol or Leonardo da Vinci? 

Space

2023
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS is UNTIL FEBRUARY 5, 2023. Articles are to be submitted by MARCH 5, 2023

Does a person define space or it’s the space that defines a person? We strive to find the answer to this and many other questions and invite you to create the space of the future issue together — linear and cyclic, closed and infinite, secluded and cosmic. We will be happy to receive articles about philosophical concepts of space, about village stories and urbanism, about the approaches to defining boundaries in memory, music, literature, cinema (as well as any other area of study), and about their elusive boundlessness. The field of possible research is unlimited, therefore there are no boundaries for future authors.

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