Call for Papers for eSharp: Extended Deadline

I just received this through my Uni email and so I thought I’d post it here. The deadline for the call for papers for the next edition of eSharp has been extended to 27th July.

eSharp, an established peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality research by postgraduate students invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. For Issue 19, Reality/Illusion, we invite articles which consider the differences between fact and fiction, truth and perception, or simulation and the real world from the realms of the Social Sciences, Education, and the Arts and Humanities. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research.

Ideas of Reality and Illusion are at the forefront of so much of our society and culture, even when we don’t really think about them. From increasingly immersive computer simulations to the rise of dramatized Reality TV Shows, the line between what is real and what only appears to be so has become progressively blurred in recent years. In light of this, it is essential for academia to seek to understand the use and abuse of something so fundamental as the perception and understanding of the world.  Whether this analysis occurs within a single field or engages in an interdisciplinary study, there is plenty of opportunity to initiate wide-reaching lines of research.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Representation and ideology
  • Mystic Visions in Hagiography
  • Perceptions of reality
  • Magic Realism
  • Measuring reality/measuring illusion
  • Illusory texts and/or contexts
  • The Reality of the “Occupy” worldview
  • Truthfulness and actuality
  • The Anthropology of Magic and Illusion
  • Visual aspects of reality and/or illusion
  • The use of Alternate Reality Games in viral marketing

Submissions to eSharp must be based on original research and should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. These should be made in Word document or RTF format. Please ensure that you accompany your article with an abstract of 200 to 250 words and a list of three to five keywords to indicate the subject area of your article. A full list of guidelines and our style sheet is available here. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to

The Extended deadline for submission of articles is Friday 27 July 2012


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