“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us”... This passage by Dickens, written yesterday, seems to have been written today, or even tomorrow, due to our simultaneous experiences between times in which coexist societies of sovereignty, of discipline – even though it agonizes – and of control/market. An epoch in which fascisms are actualized and constrain, vampirize and stimulate the contraction. Historicity in which writings transit among deception, risk, resentment, unicity, dystopy, horror, helplessness... “the body that cannot stand anymore”! However, as Deleuze-Espinosa would say, the question of “what can a body do” points towards the expansion of creative possibilities, foreseen in this Special Issue through the emergence of narratives of mutant-heterogeneous bodies that break away with ideas of essence, organisms and their significations in order to experiment other impulses, desires, intensities and affects. Creative-space-bodies as writing-screen-body, fat-book-body, wasp-machine-body, queer-feminist-body, monster-medium-body, memory-poem-body, horde-asshole-body, squalid-slum-body, northeastern-indigenous-body, black-alive-body...


We propose to feed the war machines that fight against contemporary fascisms, connecting and provoking our network of intercessors, through a subversive Sociopoetics that bets on what a body can do.


The articles must be submitted through the online manuscript submission system of Sociopoética – and must follow the Author Guidelines that may be found in the journal’s website.


Deadline for submissions: September 26 2016.


Organizers: Elisa Mariana de Medeiros Nóbrega and Susel Oliveira da Rosa.