Humanity, wildlife and the environment have all been negatively impacted by polarizing inequalities. Despite this, courageous individuals and resistance movements have and continue to expose these inequalities and enact change in the face of tremendous opposition. We are interested in submissions that explore gender, racial, sexual, religious, socio-economic and environmental inequalities represented in literature, film as well as other mediums and the changes that have occurred through dialogues inside and outside of the classroom about various forms of inequality.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
- Empowering Vernacular Voices
- Dialogues of Protesters
- Environmental Justice Literature
- Social Media as a Tool for Social Change
- Social Reform and Literary Form
- Challenging the Rhetoric of the Oppressor
- Literature of Abolition
- Visibility of Queer Voices in the Classroom
- Political Debates as Texts
- Literary Interpretation as Politics: critical race theory, queer theory, feminist critique, cultural criticism, post-colonialism, ecocriticism
- Providing a Voice to the Voiceless (wildlife, waterways, Rainforests, farms etc.…)
- Cultural Moment and Literary Experiment
- How to Engage in a Dialogue about Privilege
- Digital Humanities as a Medium for Dismantling Inequality
- Writing for and about Social Justice
Creative submissions of high-quality prose and poetry that imaginatively address the theme will also be accepted. Submissions cannot be previously published.
Scholarly articles should be between 3000-6000 words, include an abstract of 300 words and use the current MLA style formatting. Please use endnotes not footnotes.
Book Reviews should not exceed 2500 words and use the current MLA style formatting.
Poems should not exceed five pages. We will consider up to three poems at a time.
Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction should be between 2500-5000 words.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, html
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Please send inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association.