Call for Contributors: Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research
*** Call For Contributors ***
The Journal of Psychogeography
and Urban Research
The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research is a new online peer-reviewed journal being launched in September 2001 as a vehicle for astute, informative, and dynamic thought on the subject of psychogeography and urban studies. The journal will publish work from a range of methodological positions, on various historical moments, and across diverse geographical and academic locations.
The journal can be found at:
Primarily, the role of the journal will be to establish new ground for debate, to encourage new research and thinking on the urban, and to question existing orthodoxies and methodologies pertaining to urban research.
Among the many topics to be considered:
* Cartographies of Transgression
* Performance and Place
* Architectures of Power
* Territoriality and Desire
* Urban Geographies and Race
* Contesting Space
* The Contemporary Flâneuse
* The Urban Gaze
* Rethinking Psychogeography
* Rethinking the Avant-Garde
* The Failure(s) of Contemporary Psychogeographical Critique
* Rethinking Situationism
* Psychogeography and Conservatism
In the form of:
* Refereed Academic Articles
* Refereed Review Articles
* Non-Refereed Working Papers
* Non-Refereed Shorter Reviews
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research invites contributions from individuals or groups, regardless of disciplinary location. We encourage contributions in a variety of formats including academic articles, book and film reviews, dérive reports, and interviews.
The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research publishes theoretical papers which should not be longer than 8000 words. All submissions should be accompanied by a 150-300 word abstract, and should be fully referenced and may contain endnotes (but not footnotes).
+ Book Reviews: ...may include reviews of celebrated texts, as well as recent publications, and can be between 1000 and 3000 words. Longer review articles (up to 5000 words) will be considered where they deal with a number of publications linked by a common theme, for example 'Psychogeographical writing on London'. A list of books currently awaiting review can be found at http://www.psychogeography.co.uk/books_received.htm. If a prospective author wishes to review any of the books listed on that page, a proposal should be submitted which includes details of the author's subject specialism(s).
+ Film and television reviews: We encourage submission of reviews of mainstream productions, as well as the less well known. The key criterion is that the review should make productive connections between psychogeography, urban studies, and city cultures, and encourage reflection upon popular media formats such as cinema and television as a means to investigating the urban form.
+ New media and the internet: Information and communication technologies have given rise to new forms of mediated interaction which, in some way, can address certain issues pertaining to drift theory, navigation, and psychogeography. For this reason, The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research encourages reviews of new media, such as internet sites (both private, corporate and institutional) or discussion groups. Reviews can cover anything from ideological analyses of websites to summaries of relevant discussion group exchanges.
Dérive reports are strongly encouraged if they engage reflexively with the theory of practice and the practice of theory.
Interviews present the opportunity to explore issues and themes relating to urban perception and inquiry in an open and explorative dialogic format. Whilst they are less formally structured than a traditional academic article, they enable complex issues and ideas to be examined from alternative political/social locations.
* SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All textual contributions must be written in English and should not have been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions should be accompanied by a 150-300 word abstract (including 6 keywords) for purposes of review. Submissions undergo blind peer review. Therefore, the author(s) name, address and email should appear only on a detachable cover page and not anywhere else on the manuscript. If a submission is accepted, a disk version of the manuscript will be required. Submissions must be fully referenced and may contain endnotes (but not footnotes).
All submissions should be submitted to the following address:
PO Box 1059
Abstracts only may be electronically submitted to the Editor if advice on suitability is required prior to submission:
* REVIEWING PROCESS
Prospective contributors who are based in the UK should note that in its regular review of research performance in the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) has stated that digital publications may be submitted for RAE assessment and should be subject to the same quality criteria as papers published by 'traditional' means.
All contributions to The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research will be reviewed by two referees with academic expertise in the appropriate area. Contributors will be kept up to date on the status of their contributions via regular email correspondence.
* Editorial Assistant:
* Editorial Board:
Dr. Chris Atton (Napier University)
Dr. Alastair Bonnett (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)
Will Barton Catmur (Coventry School of Art and Design)
Dr. Tony Chapman (University of Teeside)
Dr Julie Charlesworth (Open University)
Prof. Stephen Duncombe (New York University)
Dr. Lisanne Gibson (Griffith University)
Dr. Leslie Hill (Thames Valley University)
Elizabeth Lebas (Middlesex University)
Mark Little (University of Northumbria)
Prof. Anne Massey (Arts Institute at Bournemouth)
Ian McKay (Editor)
Dr. Stephen Perrin (Liverpool Hope University)
Helen Scalway (Artist/Writer & Open University)
Dr. Peter Stanfield (Southampton Institute)
Prof. Julian Wolfreys (University of Florida)
* Editorial Address:
PO Box 1059
* FAX: +44 (0)8707052927
The Journal of Psychogeography and Urban Research now has an Email Discussion Group. To participate in discussion, subscribe at http://www.psychogeography.co.uk/discuss.htm.
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