Call for Papers

The Global South Journal

The Global South journal will be published in the spring of 2023. We are soliciting abstracts of up to 500 words for this special issue by July 1, 2020.

Possible topics include:

  • Theoretical and hermeneutical discussions of the plantation and/or the plantationocene;
  • Examinations of the effects and the rise of natural disasters in the global south through the lens of the plantationocene;
  • Feminist-, queer-, decolonial-, and critical race studies-based resistances to the legacies, structures, hierarchies, and effects of the plantationocene;
  • Afro-, Arab, Asian, and Latinx futurisms in film, literature, and visual art which intersect with or document the (potential) effects of the plantationocene;
  • Analyses of the plantationocene, its legacies, its imaginaries, and its contemporary neo-isms (such as border factories, globalized trade, non-government organization assistance programs, privatized detention and incarceration, and plantation tourism) as these relate to the global south;
  • Empire-, refugee-, and military-studies discussions of plantationocene construction or deconstruction/resistance;
  • The global south plantationocene and/inthe global north;
  • Interdisciplinary and comparative analyses of the plantationocene;
  • Architectural legacies of monoculture crops and their profits;
  • Ecological, animal studies, disability, medical studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies approaches to this topic; and
  • Investigations of the erasures of indigenous peoples through the plantationocene.

This issue is slated for publication in Spring 2023, so contributors will have a calendar year to draft their complete 7,000-10,000-word essays. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words (in MLA style) and a 100-word biographical statement to guest editors Isadora Wagner and Natalie Aikens, at and, by July 1, 2020.