Calls for Papers

How do Ex-position’s Feature Topics work?

  • While we are committed to publishing research articles touching upon various topics relevant to the aims of the journal, we are particularly interested in opening up space for scholars working on the same research theme to showcase their work in a more effective way. Hence the Feature Topic (FT) section.
  • The FTs may be proposed by the journal’s editorial team, guest editors invited by the journal, or by any fellow scholar.
  • A FT normally consists of at least three research articles. Other forms of contribution such as interviews and commentaries are also welcome, but “three research articles or more” is a basic criterion.
  • The call for papers to each FT in Ex-position is ongoing. We invite scholars who are thinking of similar research questions to submit their work at any time following the publication of the introductory issue of a FT. We expect this to generate a healthy, continuing dialogue among fellow scholars interested in the same topic. The journal’s website is equipped with cross-referencing functions that facilitate the collection and organization of articles contributed to the same FT.
  • A FT is more flexible than a special issue in that a FT may not use up all the space of an issue. FTs proposed by fellow scholars are also intended to be respectful of the reality of academia, giving more people a chance to demonstrate what they are working on according to their own timeline, rather than pressing everyone to reflect on a uniform research concern.
  • We invite scholars to propose FTs. Each issue may accommodate more than one FT. Even if the journal has initiated a FT for an issue, proposals for additional FTs targeting that issue are welcome. For more information on this, download the instructions here: Propose a Feature Topic.


NOTE: The numeral attached to each call is the serial number indicating the order in which the calls are announced. Please refer to each call for the projected publication date of each feature topic.

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#008)
Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921

(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

Issue No. 48: Publication Date December 2022 // Submission Deadline March 31, 2022

CFP 008-Irish Writing


Feature Topic Call for Papers (#007)
Measurement by Default

Issue No. 47: Publication Date June 2022 // Submission Deadline October 31, 2021

CFP 007-Measurement by Default

General Issue Call for Papers

The December 2021 issue is a general issue welcoming submissions devoted to any subject in literary, film, and cultural studies.

Issue No. 46: Publication Date December 2021 // Submission Deadline Extended to April 30, 2021

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#006)
Food: Sacrificial, Sacred, and Secular

(Guest Editors: Chih-hsin Lin, National Chengchi University / Yi-Hsin Hsu, National Taiwan University)

Issue No. 45: Publication Date June 2021 // Submission Deadline November 30, 2020

CFP 006-Food

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#005)
Technically Yours: Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience

Two Issues —

Issue No. 43: Publication Date June 2020 // Submission Deadline December 31, 2019
Issue No. 44: Publication Date December 2020 // Submission Deadline March 31, 2020

CFP 005-Technically Yours

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#004)
Indiescape Hong Kong and the Post-Handover Film World

(Guest Editor: Kenny Kwok Kwan Ng, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Publication Date: December 2019 (Issue No. 42)
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019

CFP 004-Indiescape Hong Kong (new deadline)

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#003)
Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents

(Guest Editors: Sharin Schroeder & Ping-Ta Ku, National Taipei University of Technology)

Publication Date: December 2019 (Issue No. 42)
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
CFP 003-Literary Fantasy & Its Discontents (updated)

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#002)
Non-Worldly Literature

(Guest Editor: Yu-lin Lee, Academia Sinica)

Publication Date: June 2019 (Issue No. 41)
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018
CFP 002-Non-Worldly Literature (updated)

Feature Topic Call for Papers (#001)
Literary Criticism Scene of the 1980s, Revisited

(Guest Editor: Yoshiaki Mihara, Hitotsubashi University)

Publication Date: December 2018 (Issue No. 40)
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018
CFP 001-The 1980s Revisited (updated)