IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES ISSUE ON WORK, NOV. 6, 2009
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.
This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.
This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.
- Cultural representations of labor
- Artists whose own work is reflective on questions of labor
- Cultures of labor and the workplace
- Discourses of labor in media
- Theoretical engagements with labor and work
- Histories and analyses of academic or cultural work
Please submit two (2) printed copies and one electronic copy by November 6, 2009 to the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, English Department, 308 English-Philosophy Building,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Contact Sara Sullivan Gooch at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We prefer essays no longer than 9,000 words, MLA format. Please keep discursive endnotes to a minimum.
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