CFP: "Identifying New Media," Winter 2003 special issue, Post Identity
Call for Papers Deadline:
Post Identity, a national, fully-refereed journal of the humanities, publishes scholarship that problematizes the narratives underlying individual, social, and cultural identity formations; that investigates the relationship between identity formations and texts; and that argues how such formations can be challenged.
Increasingly we, our contributors, and our readers are finding that the most powerful of these cultural formations and their most provocative critical challenges are combining text, images, and sound: we use to watch films; we now consume DVD assemblages of multiple cuts, interviews, and games. We use to only print our work; we are now publishing web sites that embed that work in multimedia settings.
In response to these cultural and disciplinary changes, Post Identity has partnered with the University of Michigans Scholarly Publishing Office to transform itself into an audio-, graphic-, and video-enhanced web-based journal that can make available the new forms and subjects of contemporary critiques of identity, as well as more traditional text-based scholarship.
The theme for our Winter 2003 special issue is Identifying New Media. We are looking for submissions that theorize how new media forms (DVDs; e-books; Internet blogs, digital archives, interactive gaming; etc.) are changing cultural and academic understandings of identity and authorship, and/or how new media might provide models for new forms of scholarship. We especially are interested in experimental work that performs its theory, such as essays or projects that offer alternative models to the standard academic essay. We are interested in the relationship between the form and content of academic discourse, and the ways in which this discourse might evolve in light of the new media scene.
We invite the immediate submission of 300-word abstracts of essays and other academic projects on this theme. We encourage submissions from a variety of theoretical perspectives and from all disciplines for which the critique of identity is of vital and central concern. Final essays/projects should fall within the range of 3,000 to 10,000 words and will be due September 30, 2003.
Please submit abstracts to Professor Rosemary Weatherston via email. Past print issues of Post Identity are available until September 2003 at our website below. The new web-based format of PI is under construction at http://www.hti.umich.edu/p/postid/.
Houston A. Baker, Jr. M. Keith Booker Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang Benjamin Click Anne DeWindt Edwin DeWindt S. E. Gontarski Arnold Krupat Luis Leal Wayne Lesser Paul Lorenz Lev Manovich Carla Mulford Judith Roof Werner Sollors Molly Abel Travis James D. Wallace Jeffrey A. Weinstock Christina Zwarg
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