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Otago Polytechnic
Junctures; The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

JUNCTURES: THE JOURNAL FOR THEMATIC DIALOGUE call for papers: peace Full paper deadline: 30 January 2011. Junctures_peace.pdf‎ PDF down.png

Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit. Soldiers usually win battles and generals get the credit for them. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

It is not troublemakers who will have the last word in a democracy. – Nicolas Sarkozy (23 October 2010)

When a president can receive a Nobel Peace Prize while his country remains engaged in a war that predates WWII, how should we distinguish between war and peace? Simple definitions fail in the face of the global “war on terror” viewed alongside new theories of sovereignty, the mediated nation-state, and individual or communal rights. Have our paradigms changed? In what ways can the term ‘peace’ still be meaningful? How do we convey ideas about states of peace and states of war—throughout history and up to the present day—in literature, science, education, visual arts, media, film, health, music, and the law? What can multiple fields of thought offer each other in the construction of topographies of peace? This issue of Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue raises questions of peace and welcomes papers that address censorship, security, oppression, countercultures, the formation of democratic thought, language, liberation, migration, diaspora and the transformation of violence. Junctures seeks papers from authors interested in continuing a conversation that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on this centrally significant aspect of the politics and aesthetics of our lives. What does it mean to make or find peace? What are the processes of agreement or appeasement?

Junctures accepts full paper submissions, and we are happy to advise authors in the process of preparing their paper. Full paper deadline: 30 January 2011. Recommended paper length 3000-5000 words. Shorter focus essays will also be considered. Please address all correspondence to the editor:

About Junctures Junctures is a multidisciplinary academic journal which provides a forum for discussion on themes of interest to a wide range of disciplines. The guiding principle for Junctures is that interaction between specialists on a common theme provides an enriching intellectual experience.

Junctures is catalogued on Ulrichs Periodicals directory, in the EBSCO databases, Academic OneFile, Literature Resource Center and Expanded Academic. Articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board to ensure the quality of the publication.

Junctures: the Journal for Thematic Dialogue encourages submissions of papers from any discipline providing an insight on the theme identified for each issue, including experimental, theoretical, artistic and experiential reflection. Full instructions on manuscript preparation are available in our submissions section.

Individuals or groups who wish to propose a theme for consideration should address their suggestions to the editors with a description of the range of contributions they envision would be generated by such a theme.

The Scopes Contemporary Research Topics Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art) is peer-reviewed and published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • Art Scope (Art) aims to engage discussion on contemporary research in the visual arts. It is concerned with views and critical debates surrounding issues of practice, theory, history and their relationships as manifested through the visual and related arts and activities, such as sound, performance, curation, tactile and immersive environments, digital scapes and methodological considerations. With New Zealand and its Pacific neighbours as a backdrop, but not its only stage, Scope (Art) seeks to address the matters which concern contemporary artists and arts enquirers in their environments of practice.
  • Flexible Learning Scope (Flexible Learning) aims to engage discussion on contemporary research in flexible learning for emerging scholars. It is concerned with views and critical debates surrounding flexible learning theories and practices and seeks to address current and topical matters in education. Its focus is on building a sense of community amongst researchers from an array of New Zealand institutions with a goal of linking in, and stepping up to a wider international community.

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Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research The Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research (SITJAR) is published online, papers are double blind refereed by an international panel of reviewers, and publishes papers as soon as they are ready rather than waiting for an issue to be complete: hence papers are continuously published.

The editors are seeking submissions from researchers using any methodology including those specific to the performing arts and fine arts, in the area of vocational education and training.

Guidelines for authors and other details about SITJAR can be found at

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