PCP Special Issue: Violence and Representation

Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, will publish a special issue on Violence and Representation. We welcome submissions from the various fields of philological and literary study, as well as from related fields such as philosophy, history, and art history.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The literature of war
  • Trauma theory and literary representation
  • The semiotics of visual representations of violence
  • The rhetoric of violence
  • The representation and role of violence in sacred texts
  • The work of Girard on violence and the sacred
  • Masculinity and violence
  • The idea of strife or violence in ancient philosophy
  • Violence and Enlightenment
  • Violence in the work of Nietzsche or other modern philosophers
  • Violence and heroism
  • Representations of violence in tragedy
  • Genocide
  • Unspeakable violence
  • Violence in the natural world and its literary and visual representations
  • The modern mass media and violence
  • The aesthetics of violence

Direct inquiries and submissions to Beverly Voloshin, either by email ([email protected]) or mail (Prof. Beverly Voloshin, Department of English, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132). Authors are asked to follow the MLA Style Manual. Send your essay as a Word document. The journal follows a policy of blind review: include your name, affiliation, and contact information in a cover letter but not in your essay. Deadline: 15 February 2009.