Immigration and Visual Culture (5/1)
agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations, from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.
agency invites submissions of essays examining the relationship between immigration and visual culture. How have immigrant subjectivities and experiences been represented and constructed by visual culture? How have immigrant subjectivities and experiences been transformed by technological innovations? In what ways does visual culture participate in the surveillance and regulation of immigrants and immigrations? What opportunities does visual culture provide for the articulation of immigrant identities or the resistance of dominant discourses of immigration?
agency is an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities and social sciences, and we will consider submissions working within or across any disciplines associated with the humanities and social sciences (and beyond). The ideal agency essay is scholarly and rigorous but also accessible and engagingly written.
Submissions should be 4000-5000 words and should be formatted in accordance with the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook.
The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2010. Please submit submissions via email to the editor, Dr. Douglas Ivison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
agency is published by Lakehead University's Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture (http://theagency.lakeheadu.ca).