CFP: Hot Metal Bridge--Confronting the Digital

full name / name of organization: 
Hot Metal Bridge--Graduate Literary Magazine of the University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
criticism@hotmetalbridge.org

Hot Metal Bridge (www.hotmetalbridge.org), the graduate-run online literary magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking submissions for a special issue on confronting the digital. The magazine accepts creative work representing multiple genres: criticism, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We publish two issues annually. For the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, our peer-reviewed criticism section invites graduate students and scholars across the humanities to submit work loosely gathered around themes of the digital (for instance, but not limited to):

--Literature read through a digital lens
--The materiality of the text and textual apparatus of the book
--Digitality and poststructuralism: fragmentation in practice
--Modes of composition: digital pedagogy, multimodal making
--(New) Forms? New Form(alism)?
--Digital effects on the production of literature
--Networks and network theory
--Digital ecologies
--The posthuman and the machine
--Code
--Digitization in the academy

Send articles and papers, 15 to 30 pages in length, to criticism@hotmetalbridge.org before November 10, 2009. A 200-300 word abstract should be included in the body of your email, in addition to a brief bio. Please note name and title in the subject heading of your email—your name should not appear in your attached submission (Word file .doc, .docx, or .rtf). MLA style is required; submit other citation styles with the understanding that a conversion to MLA will be required for publication.

cfp categories: 
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
journals_and_collections_of_essays
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
rhetoric_and_composition
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond