Issue 01 / 2018 – “Dolls/Puppets in threat scenarios”
Issue 1 / 2018 can be obtained digitale here.
The print version of issue 01/2018 can be ordered from the publisher universi.
Issue 01 / 2019 – “Dolls/Puppets as Miniatures – More than Small”
Issue 1 / 2019 can be obtained digitale here.
The print version of issue 1/2019 can be ordered from the publisher universi.
Issues 1.1 and 1.2 / 2020 – “puppen/dolls like mensch – dolls/puppets as human beings”
The Issues 1.1 / 2020 can be obtained digitale here.
The Issues 1.2 / 2020 can be obtained digitale here.
The print versions of the issues 1.1 and 1.1 can be ordered from the publisher universi.
Issue 01 / 2021 – “Dolls/puppets as soulmates – biographical traces of dolls/puppets in art, literature, work and performance”
Issue 1 / 2021 can be obtained digitale here.
The print version of issue 1/2021 can be ordered from the publisher universi.
Call for the Issue 2022
CfP Correction / Extension of deadline: Dolls and puppet figures in narratives – historical and contemporary themes and motifs worldwide in literature, theater, film, media, folklore and popular cultures
The fifth CfP of the journal denkste: puppe / just a bit of: doll (de:do), a multidisciplinary journal for human-doll discourses, now has its own platform as an online journal. All information about the journal as well as all issues published so far are freely available and retrievable: https://dedo.ub.uni-siegen.de. Topic focus and deadlines for the fifth CfP will be specified on this occasion. In addition to the main topic, free scientific contributions as well as miscellaneous and other “smaller” presentation formats (e.g. interviews, reviews, essays, artistic work examples etc.) on human-doll aspects are welcomed and can be submitted at any time. All contributions go through an internal review process, and the scientific articles are additionally subject to an external peer review process.
The current thematic focus on dolls and puppet characters in narratives – historical and contemporary themes and motifs worldwide in literature, theater, film, media, folklore and popular cultures asks about – in the broadest sense – doll/puppet-related cultural historical roots, traditions and variants as well as current themes, narratives and motifs in literature, culture, media and everyday practices, regardless of age and/or particularities of the addressee groups. The call is “worldwide” (international) and historically oriented in order to trace the variety and complexity of narratives and motifs of dolls/puppets in literary and cultural fields of their reception and application. This includes the early beginnings of doll themes of various kinds in the history of mankind, together with their universally and/or culturally connoted traditions, folklores, traces and courses of development, as well as the current theme of artificial “doll”-humans in the various literary, theatrical, cultural, but also information-technological fields. Mutual intercultural reception and references, “translations”, repercussions and “metamorphoses” of doll narratives are of interest in this context. Last but not least, the field of children’s literature and culture is explicitly addressed here.
The call is thus addressed to a variety of disciplines in the Fine Arts, social sciences, and humanities in whose theoretical, research, and practical references doll-related narratives and themes are identifiable, whether they are explicitly formulated or subtly discernible in their meaning and effectiveness.
(Scientific) contributions may be approximately 30,000 characters. Other text formats should be shorter (5,000–20,000 characters). The range of topics addressed results from the above considerations. The texts should be interdisciplinary understandable and can be submitted in German or English as an electronic file to the Editorial Team (Prof. Dr. Insa Fooken, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Dr. Jana Mikota, email@example.com). We request outlines for a contribution (approx. 3,500 characters) and a short vita from now on until mid-January 2022. Responses to the request to submit a contribution will be made promptly. Final manuscripts should be received by May 15, 2022. The planned publication date is the end of 2022.