Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research Accepting Submissions
Kaleidoscope is a refereed, annually published print and electronic journal devoted to graduate students who develop philosophical, theoretical, and/or practical applications of qualitative, interpretive, and critical/cultural communication research. We welcome scholarship from current graduate students in Communication Studies and related cognate areas/disciplines. We especially encourage contributions that rigorously expand scholars’ understanding of a diverse range of communication phenomena.
In addition to our ongoing commitment to written scholarship, we are interested in ways scholars are exploring the possibilities of new technologies and media to present their research. Kaleidoscope welcomes scholarship forms such as video/audio/ photos of staged performance, experimental performance art, or web-based artistic representations of scholarly research. Web-based scholarship should be accompanied by a word-processed artist’s statement of no more than ve pages. We invite web-based content that is supplemental to manuscript-based scholarship (e.g., a manuscript discussing a staged performance could be supplemented by video footage from said performance).
Regardless of form, all submissions should represent a strong commitment to academic rigor and should advance salient scholarly discussions. Each submission deemed by the editor to be appropriate to the style and content of Kaleidoscope will receive, at minimum, anonymous assessments by two outside reviewers: (1) a faculty member and (2) an advanced Ph.D. student. For works presented in video/audio/photo form, we may not be able to guarantee author anonymity. e editor of Kaleidoscope will take reasonable action to ensure all authors receive an unbiased review. Reviewers have the option of remaining anonymous or disclosing their identities to the author via the editor.
Submissions must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form. Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (double-spaced) or 7,000 words (including notes and references) and can be prepared following MLA, APA, or Chicago style. All submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and have a detached title page listing the author’s/authors’ name(s), institutional a liation, and contact information. Authors should remove all identifying references from the manuscript. To be hosted on the Kaleidoscope website, media les should not exceed 220 MB in size. Larger les can be streamed within the Kaleidoscope website but must be hosted externally. Authors must hold rights to any content published in Kaleidoscope, and permission must be granted and documented from all participants in any performance or presentation.
Seeing Ourselves: The Mirrors of Media
In addition to general submissions, this year’s issue will feature a special section devoted to scholarly discussions of mediated representations of diverse identities. At a time when more people are becoming critically conscious of the ways that diverse identities are depicted in media, reflexive analyses of how we understand what we see are more important than ever. Mediated representations of diverse identities impact the way that those identities are able to move and exist through our cultures; what we see in television, film, and social media affects our abilities to understand our own identities.
Often, we may see that representations of marginalized identities are shown as “cardboard characters rather than multidimensional people with actual lives” (Bobo 1995, p. 36). We may experience the ways that representations create the false expectations that we try to fit into—what Harris-Perry calls a “crooked room” effect (2011). Maybe we meet these limitations with what hooks calls an oppositional gaze, a critical look that we use to “change reality” (1992, p. 116).
This special editor’s call asks authors to move beyond interrogating media artifacts as textual objects and to situate their own identities and experiences in conjunction with and within the text. How are we influenced by representation? How does it change, help, or hinder sense making about our own identities? How do representations handle the complexities of our intersectional identities? How does they interact with those identities and influence the ways that we communicate across difference?
The editor welcomes a diverse set of communication methodologies for submission, including critical cultural analysis, autoethnography, performance scripts, poetic inquiry, and other qualitative methods. Authors should clearly mark in their manuscripts that their submissions are for this special call. Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words (excluding references) and be prepared in accordance with the current MLA, APA, or Chicago Style manuals.
Authors should clearly indicate in their cover letter that their submission is for this special call. Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words (excluding references) and be prepared using the same citation conventions as regular submissions.
To submit a manuscript, please visit opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope Inquiries should be emailed to Colin Whitworth, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobo, J. (1995). Black women as cultural readers. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Harris-Perry, M. (2011). Sister citizen: Shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Pres.
hooks, b. (1992). Black looks: Race and representation. Boston, MA: South End. ... See MoreSee Less
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"Kundiman is now accepting applications for the 2018 Kundiman Writing Retreat! Study with our fabulous faculty, including C. Dale Young, John Yau, & Sun Yung Shin for Poetry; and le thi diem thuy, Jon Pineda & Karen Tei Yamashita for Fiction!!" Deadline: January 15, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
We are super excited to bring you KQTcon, the first national LGBTQ Korean conference in the U.S.! For this year, we are focusing on themes of mental health, family acceptance, and faith communities. However, you are invited to submit any workshop that you are interested in or that you think our community would benefit from!
About KQTCON - When: April 2018 (exact date to be confirmed). Where: New York City. Who: We’re estimating for 100-150 attendees and prioritizing representation from the following groups: 1. LGBTQ people of Korean descent 2. Parents and family members of LGBTQ Koreans 3. Allies and friends of LGBTQ Korean community, including but not limited to: a. Members of faith institutions in the Korean community, Mental health providers serving LGBTQ Koreans, Advocate
We will look for the following elements in the proposals: how the proposal relates to the conference themes (family acceptance, mental health, faith communities). inclusive identities and experiences of LGBTQ diaspora (Korean adoptees, mixed-race, etc), trans/GNC, disability, youth, elders. community-centered approach (i.e., by us and/or with us). participatory/engaging/interactive/dialogue-based facilitation. creative, intergenerational, healing/therapeutic community spaces through art (in various forms), skills sharing, physical movement, thought-provoking non-academic conversations.
Proposal Deadline: January 7, 2018 (Sunday) 12AM (PST).
We want to see a diverse selection of workshops & speakers, so please submit your proposal HERE!