Deadline reminder: HARTS&MINDS

Call for Papers: Crime and Concealment

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of ‘Crime/Concealment’ for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates/early career researchers/independent researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, ‘Against the Grain’, ‘Space and Place’ ‘Death and Decay’ and ‘Sound and Silence’ can be found at and updates and review suggestions at

We accept:

ARTICLES: An abstract (300 words) and draft article (around 6,000 words).

BOOK REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on an academic text that deals with the theme in some respect. This would preferably be interdisciplinary, but we will accept reviews of subject specific texts. (published within 3 years)

EXHIBITION REVIEWS: Around 1,000 words on any event along the lines of an art exhibition, museum collection, academic event, conference etc that deals with the theme in some respect. (Taken place within 2 years)

CREATIVE WRITING PIECES: Original poetry (up to 3 short or 1 long) or short stories of up to 4,000 words related to the theme.

All submissions should be sent to by 10th January 2015 for articles and 1st March 2015 for Reviews and Creative Writing Pieces. All  should include a short biography at the end, adhere to the guidelines and use the appropriate article template available on our website.

Suggested topics (not limited to):

  • The Law in various art forms
  • Fraud and Plagiarism
  • Scandal and censorship
  • The Secret Service/Spies
  • Crime and celebrity
  • Historical Mysteries
  • Villains: Real and Fictional
  • History of Crime and the law
  • Piracy
  • Codes, enigmas, language as concealment
  • Philosophy of Crime
  • Theft of Language/Rights
  • Censorship
  • Topographies of Crime
  • Gendered/Sexual Crime
  • Concealing identity
  • Hidden in plain sight

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