Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought CFP: Indigineity and Mormon Studies

By October 29, 2019

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought seeks research-based articles, personal essays, round-table discussions, fiction, art, and poetry on Indigenous, Native, or First Nations peoples and their place in the Latter-day Saint (or other Restoration churches) tradition. The submissions will be considered for a special issue of the journal that will focus on this topic and related themes.

The Book of Mormon, the foundational scripture of Joseph Smith’s movement, recounts a historical narrative about the origins of peoples in the Americas and the Church’s drive west led to numerous meetings and convergences of Indigenous peoples with diverse peoples/immigrants/migrants. The landscape was then shaped by Mormon and US Government interventions. As the Church spread globally, these encounters continued to be tinged by colonization as a geo-political force. Such encounters and narratives about indigeneity continue to define the present.

We encourage research article submissions to treat such topics as colonialism and postcolonial studies, historical studies and enthographic approaches, indigeneity as a category of identity, scriptural narratives, and theological reflections, among other topics. Personal essays, art, fiction, and poetry on these topics would ideally also wrestle with legacies of Mormonism’s relationship to indigenous peoples as well as issues that are of contemporary concern. We are especially interested in featuring the work of Indigenous persons. 

Questions about submissions may be directed to Taylor Petrey, editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (dialogueeditor@dialoguejournal.com).

For consideration for this special issue, submissions should be received by April 1, 2020. Instructions for submitting your work may be found here: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/about/submission-guidelines/.

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