jeudi 18 août 2011


Call For Papers

Call for papers for the journal is now open. Please send your submissions to by November 1st 2011.

Submissions may take the form of:

  • Research articles 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • Reviews (books, films, exhibitions, performances,etc.) up to 1,000 words
  • Creative writing (short fiction, creative nonfiction) up to 3,000 words
  • Poetry up to 50 lines
  • Artwork (paintings, drawings, photography,digital art, etc.)

Written works should be submitted as Microsoft Word (doc.) files, while artwork should be sent as 300dpi JPG or PDF files that don’t exceed 3MB. All submissions should be accompanied by a biography (100 words maximum), and research articles should also include an abstract (300 words maximum).

Research articles will be double-blind refereed before publication. Reviews, creative writing, poetry and artwork will not be refereed. Whilst we’re happy to consider works that have been sent to other journals, we ask you to please let us know well in advance if any works you have submitted to antiTHESIS have been accepted elsewhere for publication.

Please see Style Guide for how to reference for antiTHESIS.

The editors of antiTHESIS are seeking papers exploring notions of hoax to be published in Volume 22 of our journal in 2012. We invite graduate students and researchers from all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences to submit abstracts. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Realism • Fiction vs nonfiction • Carnivalesque • Masquerade • Biography, autobiography • Theatricality and performance • Identity and persona • Gender and sexual identity • Disguise • Propaganda • Scandal • Media hype • Deceit and lies • Cons and fakes • Conspiracy • The Trickster • Fairy tale, Legend • Urban legend • Monstrosity • Special effects • Virtual reality • Social networking • History • Early modern theatre • Authorship • Representation • Mystery • Metaphor • Parody • Imitation • Mimesis • Espionage

Hoax is that which purports to be something it is not; anything which presents itself as being other than it is. In a sense, all fiction is hoax. Hoax is deceit; it is the presentation of lies, untruths, half-truths and non-truths. It is the difference between things the way they appear to be, and things the way they are. Myths are hoaxes because they show the world in a different light to how we see it; stories are hoaxes because they invent characters, plots and events that do not exist; all mysteries, spies, performers, poets and politicians are trying to hoax us by convincing us they are something they are not. A hoax may be revealed as (false) representation; it may draw us in with or without our consent; it may call to our attention the notion that reality and identity are an ongoing states of construction and fabrication. Hoax is something that has the capacity to be ‘seen through’ because there is a mask obscuring a truth. Hoax is multifaceted; its culturally circulating connotations are diverse. It can imply something light-hearted and impish; a deception that becomes humorous in its revelation. Viewed through a darker lens, hoax can be a manipulative fiction, employed for insidious means, to make dupes of an individual or populace.

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