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AGE CULTURE HUMANITIES

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editors: Cynthia Port and Aagje Swinnen 

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.

Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts.  The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

All manuscripts undergo editorial screening; scholarly articles are selected for publication through a double-blind peer review process.  The journal will be published annually, both in print and online.  


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Submission deadline for Issue #2: 15 February 2014

Graduate Student Essay Contest deadline: 15 March 2014


Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.


Age, Culture, Humanities is edited by Cynthia Port and Aagje Swinnen and published by the Athenaeum Press of Coastal Carolina University. The journal is affiliated with the North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) and the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS).


All manuscripts undergo editorial screening; scholarly articles are selected for publication through a double-blind peer review process. The journal is published annually, in both print and open access digital editions. Issue #1 will be released in January 2014.


The journal invites submissions in the following areas:



  • Rigorous scholarly articles on topics that investigate the critical intersections of the arts and humanities with the aging process. Methodologies and areas of investigation include art history and art criticism; communication and new media; critical theory; cultural studies; disability studies; gender and sexuality studies; history; late-life creativity; linguistics; literary criticism; performance studies; philosophy and ethics; race studies; religious studies; and therapeutic uses of humanities and/or the arts. Submissions may also address the anthropological, behavioral, bio-medical, gerontological, political, psychological, or sociological dimensions of aging relevant to the humanities and/or the arts.
  • Scholarly position papers or curated forums on critical themes related to the areas of study listed above.
  • Brief, well-theorized essays on teaching humanities approaches to age and aging.
  • Reviews of recent book publications in humanities and arts scholarship relevant to aging and of gerontology scholarship relevant to the arts and/or humanities; reviews of conferences or symposia in these fields. Proposals for extended review essays are also welcome.
  • Reviews of recent fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, film, performances, and art exhibitions relevant to aging or old age.
  • Proposals for themed clusters in future issues are also welcome.

 

For further information, please visit the Age, Culture, Humanities Website: ageculturehumanities.org