Special Issue – Strategies of Critique


This special edition of Outlines aims to celebrate the thirty-fifth edition of the graduate student symposium hosted by the Social and Political Thought Graduate Program at York University in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1973, York University's unique interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought undertakes to encourage, develop and advance the analysis of social and political ideas with the aim of integrating intellectual interests common to the humanities and social sciences. As a member of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP), SPTH is committed to “supporting critical thought both inside and outside the university in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology studies, and seeking collaborative forms for critically responding to pressing global challenges” The special issue will focus on the Strategies of Critique 2022 conference topic: "Critical Agency in the times of Corona: refining ideas to manage the biomedical State of Exception.”

The guidelines for publication are:

  1. Announcement of Call for Papers – May 13th, 2022
  2. Submission of Abstracts to the e-mail ( andrelfs@yorku.ca) – May, 13th to July 13th, 2022
  3. Deadline for the submission of papers: August 31st, 2022
  4. End of peer revision of papers – November 15th, 2022
  5. Beginning of synchronous publication of the special issue - September 2022
  6. Finishing of the publication of the special issue – March 2023

To avoid delay, the special issue will be published in continuous flux, meaning that as the reviewers accept the final version of one article, it will be sent to production and published regardless of the state of the others. 

Authors must format their drafts according to the journal guidelines, which are available here. Articles will not be received by email.  Additionally, the submission to the special issue must include in the “Comments for the Editor” section the comment – Special Issue on Agency.

This is an open call for submissions. Once an abstract has been accepted, it will be sent to a member of the editorial team for review; articles written by graduate students will receive priority and be sent first for evaluation by the reviewers. We strongly advise authors to read the call for abstracts released by the committee of the 35th Edition of the Strategies of Critique, which is available here.

Questions about this call for papers can be sent to the Outlines Editor/Journal Manager and member of the Strategies of Critique organizing committee, Dr. Andre Sales: andrelfs@yorku.ca


We look forward to reading your papers.


André Sales

Anson Nater

Lorena  Snyder-Jonard