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Boundaries of Publication:
What Remains Unpublished, Unpublishable, Resisted, Rejected, Lost,
Set Aside, Buried, Posthumously Considered, Unthought, Merely
Mentioned, Called Up, Cited but Nonexistent, Elicited without
Execution, Crossed-out, Under Erasure, Forgotten, Undone To-do List,
Incomplete, An Undiscovered Sleeper, Interminably Incubating,
Accidentally Deleted, Un-recovered Data, Etc.
A special issue of the journal Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging
Knowledge, co-edited by Richard Burt and Craig Saper.
Publication, one reasonably assumes, oscillates between the poles of
acceptance--what comes to define an archive—and rejection—that which
excluded from it, symbolized by the rejection letter. To be
published then depends on a frame, and piece of the process, that
exceeds the outcome, but which few have studied.
The editors of this special issue of Rhizomes wish to
trouble the notion of a stable archive defined by the boundaries
it draws between published and unpublished / unpublishable work. We
invite studies of rejected, lost, forgotten works, articles on the
topic of (un)publishability, and theories of the boundaries of
Deadlines: Completed Essays by May 7, 2010.
Send abstracts, titles, and intention to submit as soon as possible.
For more information contact: