TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Edited by Rinaldo Walcott

Published biannually | E-ISSN 1916-0194 | ISSN 1916-0194

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TOPIA's mandate is to provide a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. TOPIA publishes original, peer-reviewed research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. Areas of research relevant to this mandate include the historical, institutional and aesthetic formation of Canadian and postcolonial culture; indigenous studies; cultural memory; and environmental cultural studies. TOPIA publishes two issues per year and is available by subscription in print and online.

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TOPIA's mandate is to provide a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. TOPIA publishes original, peer-reviewed research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. Areas of research relevant to this mandate include the historical, institutional and aesthetic formation of Canadian and postcolonial culture; indigenous studies; cultural memory; and environmental cultural studies. TOPIA publishes two issues per year and is available by subscription in print and online.

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Edited by Rinaldo Walcott

Published biannually | E-ISSN 1916-0194 | ISSN 1916-0194

This Journal is online at:

TOPIA Online

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TOPIA's mandate is to provide a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. TOPIA publishes original, peer-reviewed research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. Areas of research relevant to this mandate include the historical, institutional and aesthetic formation of Canadian and postcolonial culture; indigenous studies; cultural memory; and environmental cultural studies. TOPIA publishes two issues per year and is available by subscription in print and online.

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  • Editorial board

    Editorial Team

    Editor-in-Chief

    Rinaldo Walcott, University of Toronto

    Rinaldo Walcott is Director of the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.

    Book Review Editor

    Alexandra Boutros, Wilfrid Laurier University

    International Book Review Editor

    Joel McKim, University of London

    Managing Editor

    Lily M. Cho, York University

    Editorial Assistants

    Sonny Dhoot, University of Toronto

    Henar Perales, University of Toronto

    Editor Emerita

    Jody Berland, York University

    Advisory Board

    Jody Berland, York University

    Alexandra Boutros, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

    Jenny Burman, McGill University, Canada

    Greig de Peuter, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

    OmiSoore H Dryden, Thorneloe University at Laurentian, Canada

    Bob Hanke, York University, Canada

    Eve Haque, York University, Canada

    Alison Hearn, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Daniel McNeil, Carleton University, Canada

    Kirsty Robertson, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Sharon Sliwinski, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Miglena Todorova, University of Toronto, Canada

    Editorial Board

    Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Ian Angus, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Susan Ashley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

    Bruce Barber, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada

    Darin Barney, McGill University, Canada

    Sirma Bilge, Université de Montréal, Canada

    Andrew Burke, University of Winnipeg, Canada

    Greg Elmer, Ryerson University, Canada

    Andrea Fatona, OCAD University, Canada

    Matthew Flisfeder, University of Winnipeg, Canada

    Murray Forman, Northeastern University, United States

    Gary Genosko, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    Noreen Golfman, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Line Grenier, Université de Montréal, Canada

    Peter James Hudson, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Penelope Ironstone, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

    Naila Keleta-Mae, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Peter Kulchyski, University of Manitoba, Canada

    Darryl Leroux, St. Mary's University, Canada

    Gada Mahrouse, Concordia University, Canada

    Sara Matthews, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

    Katherine McKittrick, Queen's University, Canada

    Elizabeth Philipose, California State University, Long Beach, United States

    Christine Ramsay, University of Regina, Canada

    Trish Salah, Queen's University, Canada

    Malinda S. Smith, University of Alberta, Canada

    Jonathan Sterne, McGill University, Canada

    Will Straw, McGill University, Canada

    Pauline Wakeham, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Anne Whitelaw, Concordia University, Canada

    Editorial Address

    TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
    University of Toronto
    12-227, 252 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
    Canada
    Tel: 416-667-7777
    Fax: 416-667–7881
    E-mail: topiajournal@gmail.com

  • Open Access Policy

    In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, TOPIA has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy.

    Green Open Access
    Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.

  • Abstracting and indexing

    Articles appearing in this journal are abstracted and indexed in Contemporary Culture Index, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO), Academic Search Premier, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Canadian Business and Current Affairs Database (CBCA), OCLC, Journal-Seek, Gale Licensing, and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science).
  • Author resources

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    TOPIA Style Guide

    New Submissions

    All TOPIA submissions, reviews, and editorial work are completed through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

    Editorial Focus

    Scholarly papers on all aspects of cultural studies will be considered. While maintaining a strong Canadian orientation, TOPIA is a venue for dialogue among researchers who share similar concerns and questions of culture, nationality, technologies and the politics of space. The journal publishes historical and theoretical essays on culture, accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences. We are also committed to publishing cultural and political debates, book and conference reviews, and cultural policy reports.

    Submission Length

    Manuscripts are normally 20-25 double-spaced pages (around 9000 words) in length. Offerings may be submitted up to 10 pages in length (no more than 3000 words). Book reviews should be approximately 1500-2000 words for a single book, 2500-3500 for a review essay.

    Images

    Authors may include images in their manuscripts. Images will appear in grayscale in the print publication, and in colour in the online publication. The author must have access to print quality versions of images (300dpi). Further intruction will be provided if a manuscript is accepted. It is the author's responsibility to obtain image permissions. Because this can be a lengthy process, authors are advised to seek permission to use images well in advance.

    Submission Preparation Checklist

    As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
    2. The submission file is in a compatible Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
    3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.yorku.ca/topia) are activated and ready to click.
    4. Please include any digital images as tiffs or jpegs with a minimum 300 dpi. They should be included in the text of your article AND uploaded as individual files with your submission.
    5. The text is double-spaced; between 20-25 pages (around 9000 words) in length; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
    6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in TOPIA's Style Guide.
    7. The text has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

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