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Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Theoretical engagements are also of interest. While this call is not limited to interests of any period, we seek topics with relevance or insight into contemporary experiences and constructions of work.

Possible topics:
- Cultural (literature, film, TV, etc.) representations of work
- 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 (Virno, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, etc)

Please submit two (2) printed copies and one electronic copy by November 27, 2009 to the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, English Department, 308 English-Philosophy Building,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Contact Sara Sullivan at sara-sullivan@uiowa.edu with any questions. The electronic copy may also be emailed to this address. We prefer essays no longer than 9,000 words, MLA format. Please keep discursive endnotes to a minimum.

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. Visit the website at http://www.uiowa.edu/~ijcs/.