CFP: Emerging Knowledge/Strange Attractions (no deadline; e-journal)

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RHIZOMES opposes the idea that all knowledge must grow in tree structure
from previously accepted ideas; new thinking need not follow established
patterns. RHIZOMES exists to promote experimental work located outside or
beyond current disciplines and interdisciplines, work that has no proper
location. We are not interested in publishing texts that establish their
authority merely by affirming what is already believed. Instead, we
encourage migrations into new conceptual territories and new critical
forms, the productive mutations resulting from unpredictable juxtapositions
and strange attractions. As our name suggests, works written in the spirit
of Deleuzian approaches are welcomed but not required.

As an online journal, RHIZOMES emphasizes the use of interactive multimedia
as a way of fostering experimental, imaginative scholarship that challenges
existing critical forms. Submissions to RHIZOMES need not include a
developed multimedia dimension; however, authors should consider how their
essays might be enhanced by multimedia presentation and be prepared to work
with us to create a dynamic text suited to our electronic format. In the
spirit of dialogue between contributors and reviewers, RHIZOMES engages in
an extended and collaborative review process. In addition to an initial
screening by editors, contributions will undergo a "blind" review by at
least two members of the editorial board for content suitability and
quality. All contributions will be subject to a more technical review of
the multimedia options for enhancing theme as well as design. Authors of
accepted and/or revised contributions will work closely with both the
content and technical editors to establish a more effective multimedia
presentation. Contributors may be asked to supply relevant image and sound
files or to assist in the selection and development of these options.

Hard copy submissions should be sent to Carol Siegel, English Department,
Washington State University, Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue,
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600. If the document is online, please submit a URL
to Ellen Berry so that the editors may view the
submission in its existing web format. All submissions should conform to
standards for general format and citation that govern publications in the
author's field, and include a bibliography, if appropriate. We will
consider short pieces, but cannot consider texts of more than 7,500 words,
including notes.

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