by EILEEN JOY
I thought I would share with everyone here how volume 1 of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies is shaping up. Issue nos. 1 & 3 ["When Did We Become Post/human?" edited by me and Craig Dionne, and "The Animal Turn," edited by Peggy McCracken and Karl Steel, respectively] are now full and you can see the descriptions of each issue and lists of contributors here:
postmedieval: about 2010 issues
We are especially excited that, as part of our efforts to create new collaborations across the premodern to modern divide, that for "The Animal Turn" issue, Cary Wolfe has agreed to serve as a Respondent. Cary, as some may know, is the author of Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory [Chicago, 2003], the editor of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal [Minnesota, 2003], and is also the series editor for Minnesota's new book series, Posthumanities. And for our post/human issue, we have lined up four exciting interlocutors who have been at the forefront of post/humanist, critical humanist, anti-humanist, and cultural theory dialogue within the humanities: Katherine Hayles, Noreen Giffney, Andy Mousley, and Kate Soper.
Each second issue of the journal [no. 2] will always be an open-topic issue, with room for small essay clusters as well [vol. 1, issue 2 will feature a cluster of essays on Bruce Holsinger's The Premodern Condition by Stephanie Trigg, Louise D'Arcens, and Clare Monagle, with Bruce himself responding]. Therefore, consider this to also be a call for submissions from all interested authors. Essays and articles can be submitted to the Editors [Eileen Joy and Myra Seaman] at:
Thanks to everyone, also, for all of the excellent suggestions and comments regarding the cover designs for the journal. Thanks to what we heard here and over on Facebook, we have managed to devise a new cover that we hope everyone [well, almost everyone, because you can never please everyone, right?] will like, and we'll share that with you as soon as it comes back from Palgrave's design staff. Cheers!