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[UPDATE] Call for papers on "Virus" and reviews on interdisciplinarity for Excursions journal
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Origins: From Middle English denoting ‘snake venom’
Derivations: Virulent, meaning extremely severe or harmful in its effects, highly infective, bitterly hostile
The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.
We all live with the virus. Or perhaps, as the planet’s most abundant biological entity, the virus lives with us. It crosses boundaries of species and holds genotype in little regard, finding hosts in every form of life. This tenacious agent has escaped the confines of laboratories and medical institutions, and insinuated itself into all strands of our cultural, political, and technological discourses.
In order to explore these and other questions, Excursions invites submissions that examine the theme of ‘Virus’, in all its potential interpretations. Submissions may wish to consider, but are by no means limited to:
The virus as a model and/or metaphor
Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, follow MHRA formatting guidelines and be submitted via the Excursions website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding other forms of submission (i.e. film, photography, poetry etc). Please include an abstract and a brief biography (no more than 150 words) along with your submission, not later than 10th January 2011.
Visit http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html for more information.
We also now seek reviews:
Excursions, the open access interdisciplinary postgraduate journal at the University of Sussex, invites calls for reviews of up to 1,500 words from postgraduates and early-career researchers on books and events including, but not limited to:
Please submit your reviews through our website at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html